Helping people isn't something we do to tick a corporate check box. It's who we really are. In fact, working with the community is a big part of being an Asda colleague, whatever level you join at.
Come to Asda as a graduate, and you can instantly see just how much we care. Jumping in head first to help people who need it. It's just who we are. You can be part of it.
Asda Stores Ltd. (now a subsidiary of American retailer Walmart) is a major British supermarket headquartered in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We have over 500 UK sites, employing around 175,000 colleagues, and the average ASDA store is almost 20% bigger than our rivals, with a range of over 30,000 different products in the largest stores.
At Asda, we're all about better. We want our customers to live better. We want our colleagues to enjoy a career that just keeps on getting better. And, with our two-year fast-track graduate programme and Industrial Placements, we want to give you a better start as a future leader of our business.
Our graduate programme gives you fantastic, wide-ranging experience of everything Asda. You'll get right to the heart of a massive retail business, from life literally on the shop floor, to the highest levels of corporate decision making. Taking responsibility and making important decisions you'll make a real contribution to our success. It's tough, testing and hugely rewarding, so you'll need to be up for a variety of demanding challenges.
It all starts with a six-month placement in our stores, before you add to your skills over eighteen months of challenging placements in a business area of your choice. And all the time, you'll be building up the experience and knowledge you need to become a future leader.
Charity has always been important to us. Which is why we always offer great local charities a space in their nearest Asda. It means they can promote themselves and raise funds, saving them money that would be better spent on helping others. We also have thousands upon thousands of Asda colleagues volunteer every year in some creative and magical ways, raising millions for charities across the country.
But it doesn't stop there. Our Tickled Pink campaign is on course to raise a total of £50million for Breast Cancer Care since it started 20 years ago. It's a great example of the impact our Asda colleagues and customers can have when we all pull together.