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Company Profile - Asda Wal*mart


Asda was formed in 1965 from a group of Yorkshire farmers. Since then Asda has gone from strength to strength opening more stores across the UK. In 1999 Asda joined the Wal-Mart family, and within this time Asda has grown to Number two food retailer and Number one volume clothing retailer.

Who are we?

Asda was recently voted the UK's third best work place in 2004 by The Financial Times and was named one of Europe's best employers by Fortune Magazine. We also achieved Top 30 status in The Times' Top 100 survey.

Asda is part of the Wal-Mart family, and is the UK's fastest growing retailer, employing 140,000 colleagues across 267 stores, serving 10.4 million customers each week supported by 22 distribution centres and our home office in Leeds.

Career Opportunities

We have opportunities in 6 areas across the business:

  • Retail
  • Buying / Marketing / Merchandising
  • Logistics
  • George
  • Information Systems
  • Finance

Training and Development

As part or out three-year structured development programme you will be given immediate responsibility, hands on training and development opportunities. By year five we aim to see you taking on your first senior management role.

Your development at Asda doesn't finish with the end of the graduate programme. There are many further opportunities for you to continue your career development, including the international leadership development programme. This offers the opportunity to visit Wal-Mart for 12 months to gain experience of working within the international Wal-Mart environment.

What we look for

The selection process comprises of three stages - Half day pre-selection, full day assessment centre and a final stage one-to-one interview.

The minimum requirements are 20 UCAS points for all schemes
2:2 degree for Retail Management and Logistics
2:1 degree for Buying, Finance and Information Systems

How to apply

Joanna Jackson
Attraction & Marketing Manager
Asda House
Great Wilson Street
LS11 5AD

Tel : 0113 241 7396

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