One of the best known multinational retailers in the UK and one of the largest in the world measured by profit. It has 6,553 stores reaching 55, 917 £ revenue in 2017.

The size and reach of Tesco’s business allow successful applicant to progress and thrive in a variety of roles. Tesco offers graduate programmes across Distribution, Finance, Food, General Merchandise, Customer, Online, Stories, Supply Chain, Technology Product and Programme Manager, and Technology Software Engineering.


Tesco Application Process

Stage 1: Online Application

Stage 2: Psychometric Tests

  • Numerical Reasoning Test
  • Verbal Reasoning Test
  • Situational Judgement Test

Stage 3: Video Interview

Stage 4: Assessment Centre

  • Face- to – Face Interview
  • Group Exercise
  • Presentation


Tesco Psychometric Tests

Psychometric tests are the first stage of all the Tesco Graduate Programmes in accessing the key qualities and skills required from a candidate to be successful in a chosen role. Applicants are asked to complete Numerical Reasoning Tests, Verbal Reasoning Tests, and a Situational Judgement Tests.


Tesco Numerical Reasoning Test

Tesco multiple – choice Numerical Reasoning Test assesses your ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret numerical information that is provided to you in charts, graphs, and tables. You will have limited time to find a correct answer, so all the calculations such as such as percentages, ratios, and basic arithmetic should be executed quickly and accurately.

We know that you can do it, but If you really want to master the Tesco Numerical Reasoning Test – it can be easily learned through our online tests and video tutorials available on the website. Upon the actual sitting, ensure you are in quiet environment, where you can concentrate!


Tesco Verbal Reasoning Test

Tesco Verbal Reasoning Test comprises of a series of paragraphs which you will be required to read and a set of questions matching the information provided in paragraphs. Your answer options will be True, False or Cannot Tell.

Tesco Verbal Reasoning Test is a timed assessment aimed at checking your comprehension and understanding, during which you will be required to do a fair amount of reading, so make sure you will be sitting them in a place where you can focus.

By testing you with the Verbal Reasoning Tests, Tesco’s Talent Acquisition team wants to verify your understanding of the written word, as well as your dexterity when it comes to filtering out the key information from a bulk of the text. Here, please take a moment and imagine a pile of emails residing in your future Inbox, waiting to be read and replied. Not easy, huh?

To get the necessary confidence and speed up things, practice some Verbal Reasoning Tests now.


Situational Judgement Test

Can you work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse team? Do you know how to make your own voice heard in a non-tyrannical manner?

Tesco Situational Judgement Test is a set of questions ( similar to the ones we have just asked you) assessing how you might react to hypothetical events and situations taking place in the Tesco’s workplace.

This will be a litmus test for your values, assessing if they match with the company’s culture. So do you research and try to memorized them by heart ( might come in handy in the future!)

These tests also concentrate on your ‘ people skills’ so, good communication and networking abilities should earn you a few points. Whilst Situational Judgement Tests vary in form, usually, you will be presented with a number of descriptions to which you are obliged to provide an appropriate response from a multiple choice list. Try to be as sensible as you can and use the full capacity of your emotional intelligence!

The catch in any Situational Judgment Test is the high probability of any of the presented answers. We recommend you to think in accordance with the promoted values outlined in the company’s profile, but to really ace it you might want to train your situational- judgment muscles on the mocking Situational Judgment Tests we have designed.


Tesco Video Interview

If you are invited for the Tesco Video Interview you will be provided with an access to a platform that will record your responses.

Stating the obvious, you will need a PC equipped with a front-facing webcam, microphone, and good Internet connection to upload your answers on time. You also should consider sitting the test in a quiet environment to avoid any interruptions in your recording.

Questions will be asked in a text format and appear on the device on your screen. At the time, there will be no human being present listening to your answers, so you might find it a bit more easy-going than a regular interview, however, don’t get too comfortable as there will

If you not happy with your first take, you can always re-record your answers.


Tesco Assessment Centre

Congratulations, you made it to the last level! If you are successful on previous stages you will be invited for a half-day Tesco Assessment Centre. It usually is a mix of individual and group activities. The exercises will differ depending on the job position you are applying for, but make sure you are prepared for both scenarios.

Face-to-Face Interview – are usually standard competency based, one- to – one interviews. The interview might also include some questions that will be related to the above-mentioned Teach First Competency Framework. So thorough research on the desired values and behaviours at is absolutely compulsory if you want to outshine other candidates at this stage.

Group Exercise – These exercises will vary, but the general skills that the assessors are looking for is a good balance between teamwork and leadership skills. You might want everyone in the room to see your great leadership skills, but approach the group exercise rather as a test of your collaborative and teamwork abilities than a show of a directorship. The most common way of verifying these skills is through a group discussion on a divisive topic of or a scenario of hypothetical difficulties the company is facing. You are expected to demonstrate both – a good communication skills and ability to make your own voice heard.

Presentation – This stage could take two forms. You might be given a topic to research and prepare your presentation beforehand, or you will be supplied with materials during the actual assessment centre and have limited time to prepare. Anyhow, it is important that you practice your presentation skills. If you are not a born speaker and feel like you could use a little bit more advice, you can check the Assessment Centre Guide, for more useful tips.


Application Process

Stage 1: Online Application
Stage 2: Psychometric Tests
Stage 3: Video Interview
Stage 4: Assessment Centre




Prepare for your TESCO tests

  • Practice Numerical Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Verbal Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests

  • Practice Situational Judgement Tests

  • Practice Assessment Centre Tests

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