You’ve probably still got some questions, so here are the answers to the ones we’re most frequently asked.

Q. I’m having problems applying? How can I get some support?
A. You can find our support guide here.

Q. Start and closing dates for applications?
A. All Programmes:
Applications open from 15th October 2013. Close: 28th February 2014
Direct Entry: Apply when opportunities are advertised - See more at:

Q. When do the assessment centres take place?
A. For the Trading Programme we will be holding a number of assessment centres prior to Christmas so it's important to get your applications in as soon as you can.
For the Retail and Rotational Programmes they will take place late January/February.

Q. When would I be starting on a Programme?
A. All Programmes: September 2014
Direct Entry: Open all year round

Q. What are the minimum degree requirements?
A. For all Programmes you'll need at least a 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in any subject, plus 300 UCAS points from 3 A Levels (or equivalent).If you would like further details on UCAS points, please click here

Q. Is there a Graduate Programme with George?
A. At George we don't have a Graduate Programme. However, as a Graduate, if you're looking to develop a career with great opportunities, George can give you the focus you need to build a career in retail. Based at our Home Office in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, we can offer you this opportunity across more roles than you might expect - like designing or buying - or other areas you may not know exist, such as merchandising, Ecommerce, supply chain, finance, marketing and many more.

You will join our business in an entry level assistant position. We'll give you all the support, training and mentoring you need. We'll give you technical training and develop you as a manager and future leader. This will give you the autonomy to succeed on your own terms, and begin a fantastic career in retail fashion. It will also help you to recognise any transferable skills that you may have developed that will help you to progress on your way as quickly as possible.

Interested in applying for a job at George? Entry level recruitment is on-going throughout the year when vacancies become available. Please apply via our careers website

Q. Can I apply for more than one Graduate Programme?
A. We want our Graduates to be completely passionate and committed to the area they are applying for, with this in mind, we would suggest that you apply for only one of our Programmes - choose carefully!

Q. I have a disability, will this affect my application?
A. Asda is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications. If you need any reasonable adjustments, then just let us know before you apply - we are fully committed to supporting your application to our Programmes.

Q. What if I graduated a while ago?
A. We accept all applications, regardless of when you graduated.

Q. I'm a mature Graduate, can I still apply?
A. Yes, most certainly.

Q. I'm still awaiting confirmation on the status of my application?
A. Firstly, thank you for submitting your application. As you can imagine, we receive thousands of applications which we need to review. We really appreciate your patience and will confirm the status of your application as soon as we can. If you have received an email thanking you for submitting your application, this is confirmation that it has been received but please be aware that it could be a number of weeks before we get back in touch with you.

Q. Looking for feedback on your online application, if you have been unsuccessful?
A. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of online applications that we receive, we are unable to provide feedback at this stage. Feedback will be provided following our Reality assessment centre and interview. You do have the opportunity to re-apply next year from September 2014, for the following years' intake, while developing your skills and experience in the meantime.

Q. Will Asda sponsor me through the Graduate Programme?
A. Unfortunately we do not provide sponsorships for any of our vacancies.

Q. Do I need to provide evidence of right to work in the UK?
A. We have a legal obligation to ensure that every prospective colleague is entitled to work in the UK. If you are successful through to the assessment centre we shall require proof of your entitlement to work within the UK. Furthermore, you must be able to prove that your entitlement shall last for the entire duration of the Graduate Programme or placement you are applying for. Please bring documentation to your assessment centre if you are invited to attend.

I already work at Asda…

Q. I am an Asda Seasonal colleague; can I still apply for the Asda Graduate Programmes?
A. We would welcome your application to our Fast-Track Graduate Programmes. You will need to arrange an endorsement interview with your Store Manager and PSM (or GM and Store Manager for Depot colleagues) and need to upload this as part of your application.

Q. I am a part time colleague; can I still apply for the Asda Graduate Programme?
A. Absolutely - we welcome your applications - you will need to arrange an endorsement interview with your Store Manager and PSM or Line Manager and need to upload this as part of your application.

Q. Do I apply in the same way as external candidates?
A. Yes. You will be asked if you already work for Asda on your online application, just make sure you let us know. Please see application process questions for more information.