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So you’ve had a good look around the site. Once you’ve found a job you want, click ‘apply’ and follow the instructions on the page. Alternatively, you can see a full list of what’s available in your area by using the search boxes above. We’ve tried to make it easy to apply for a job at Asda. But we also understand that not everyone is a computer expert. If you need any assistance, see our FAQs section, where we should hopefully have an answer for you. If not, email us at email@example.com
Please note that the application form does not perform well in Internet Explorer so please use an alternative browser such as Google Chrome.
If we don’t have anything right now, you’re always welcome to come back. Or, if you’re looking for a more specialised role in Healthcare, or Asda or George Head Office, then follow us on LinkedIn. It’s a great way to get notifications on any relevant roles when they become available. In the constantly pioneering, growing and wonderful world that is Asda, it shouldn’t be long.
Below we have outlined the typical application process for the different types of roles we offer so you know what to expect.
Head Office roles
Step 1 – The first thing you’ll be asked to do is to complete some basic details, such as your experience. This includes work and non-work experience, as well as any academic qualifications like you would have on any CV. You can actually copy part of this from your CV, or lift the details from your LinkedIn profile if you have one.
Step 2 – If you’re applying for a role in either our Asda Head Office in Leeds or George Head Office in Lutterworth then you’ll be invited to attend a face-to-face interview. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role you have applied for, understand what it’s like to work at Asda, and for us to find out more about you.
Store and Depot Management roles
You'll be invited to attend a group selection event, along with other candidates. It's a full day – but a great opportunity for us to understand more about you, as well as for you to find out more about the role you've applied for and what it's like to work at Asda.
Store, Depot and Home Shopping colleague roles
Step 1 – If you’re applying for a colleague role in one of our stores, Distribution centres or Home Shopping centres, you’ll be asked to complete an online test. This will give you examples of the types of situations you may face in the role you’re applying for. You’ll also be asked to complete a set of questions to try and understand more about the things that you like doing so that we can understand more about you as a person.
Step 2 – If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to attend a group assessment centre with a number of other candidates. We usually hold these in our stores, Distribution centres or Home Shopping centres. It's a great opportunity to find out more about the role you have applied, what it's like working at Asda and - more importantly - if the role and Asda are right for you.
Before you get started, it’s best to figure out exactly what this Asda personality is. You’ve probably seen it on some of our pocket-tapping adverts. But to truly experience it, you could always pay a visit to your local store the next time you need to do some shopping. Then, just have a look around and experience the supportive, community-focused and friendly place that we are. You could even speak to one of our colleagues, who will be more than happy to tell you all about the wonderful world of Asda. It’s the vibrant, fun, caring and hard-working nature our colleagues have that makes Asda such a great place to work. If you’ve got it too, then you couldn’t ask for a better start.
Whether people are dropping by to grab some milk or doing the family weekly shop, thousands of customers come in and out of our doors every day. That constant speed of retail isn’t for everyone. If you can think of any top examples of finding success in a fast-paced environment, it’ll go a long way.
From painters to pastry chefs, every industry has a specialist. And retail is no different. By showing us your skills, you’ll definitely have us smiling better.
We all get shy from time to time. But assessment centres and interviews are the perfect places to really show us your true personality. We’re always looking for people that like and care about others, love giving customers a great shopping experience and really want to work with Asda. So go on, don’t be afraid to make us smile.
We understand that interviews and assessment centres can be a bit intimidating. But we’re Asda. You know, the pocket-tapping, money-saving, community- serving supermarket. We want to help people live better, so there’s nothing to be afraid of. Now go and have some fun.
The assessment process
So you passed the application process. Now it’s time to find out if you’re right for Asda (and if we’re right for you). To do this, we’ll invite you in for a face-to-face meeting – either an interview or group assessment centre. Both routes are an honest, ‘as-it-really-is’ session, and a chance to understand more about the role you’ve applied for. But don’t worry, it’s not intimidating. It’s just been designed to put you at ease and show you the ropes before you have to use them. If it’s an assessment centre, other potential candidates will also be there, but this isn’t some sort of reality TV show (there’s definitely no buzzers). We just want to see how you work with a team. You’ll also get an insight into the roles we offer and an opportunity to see the area and environment you will be working in.
During the group assessment centre, there will be:
- An insight into Asda - This is just a short presentation, where you’ll learn more about us and the roles that make up our organisation.
- An icebreaker group activity - We want you to relax during your interview. So through some group activities, everyone has a chance to get to know each other a little bit better. Not only that, we think it’s a good opportunity for a bit of fun.
- A group exercise - It's an opportunity for us to find out more about you and to have a go at some exercises that are relevant to the role you're applying for. And, of course, have some fun.
- Whistle-stop tour - It’s just a quick walk around the area you'll be working in.
- Have a go - Now it’s time to have an actual go at the role. This is a great chance to see what it’s all about and what it’s like on the shop or Depot floor. And, importantly, whether it’s right for you.
- And an interview with your manager - If everything goes well and you’re still just as excited about working with us, then it’s time for an interview with your potential new manager. It’s quite informal. We just want to get to know you a bit better. It’s also a great chance for you to tell us why you want to work for Asda, and show your personality. However, it is still a job interview, so we do expect you to be professional and appropriately dressed. But if you’re friendly, honest and have that special Asda charm, then you should fit right in.
It’s only natural that you’re going to have some questions. And we’re going to try our best to answer them. However, we do only have a certain amount of space, so we can’t cover everything.
It should be quite easy really. All you have to do is go to the 'Search' section of this page (above), type in your postcode or search criteria and check out the available jobs. You can also see the latest jobs in each of our business areas on the specific role pages on this site. Once you have found the job for you, click on apply and you will be redirected to our application site.
If you need any help with your online application, our Key Partners should be more than happy to assist you. These organisations offer independent expert advice and support across the UK, and are a completely free service to use. There’s no time limit on the online tests, so you can take as long as you want to complete them. If you’re invited to an assessment centre or interview, please contact the recruitment team to talk through any reasonable adjustments you may need.
If you need any help or support with your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on this, please visit our Partners page.
Yes you do. Creating a log-in on our system allows us to know who you are each time you visit. This means we can identify your application details easily and make sure we don’t lose you through the application process. It’s also for your benefit, as logging in means you can save jobs halfway through an application and receive job alerts by email.
We've tried to create an online application system that really helps you to find the right jobs with us. When you create a log-in, our system will know who you are every time you visit. This means you can save jobs halfway through an application, receive job alerts and, of course, apply for a vacancy. When you log in, you're simply telling the system who you are.
If you've forgotten your password, simply click on the 'Forgot your password?' link at the bottom of the log-in page and enter either your email or username. A password recovery email will then be sent to that address. Alternatively, if you did not enter a contact email address for your profile, you can answer the security question you selected and reset your password from there.
Your username and password will only be active for 90 days for security reasons. If you're returning after 90 days, you’ll need to reset your password. You can do this by using the 'Forgotten your password?' link on the log-in page of the site. Click on this, and you’ll receive a secure email to the address in your profile. From here, you can reset your password and create a new one.
Job alerts are simply emails that are sent to your email address when a role comes up that’s right for you. In order to get them, you’ll need to create a log-in and then set your alerts by telling us what position you’d like and where. Then, when a job that suits you is available in the area, we'll send you an email to let you know. Brilliant, hey?
Yes you can. And you don't have to create a log-in (perfect if you're helping someone else). All you need to do is click on the 'Send to a friend' button next to the job details. You’ll then need to fill in your email address (the sender), your friend’s email, their name and (if you want) a nice little message. Click 'send-email' and the job details will be winging their way to your friend’s email inbox straight away.
While you're searching for jobs on the system, you might see a number of different roles that interest you. Instead of having to go back and find them after you've made an application, you can just 'save them to your job basket'. Then you can go and find them when you’re ready to apply. In order to use this feature, you’ll need to have created a log-in. You can then access your job basket from the first page you see after you've logged in by clicking on 'View job basket'. But don’t leave it too late and miss the deadline.
We're sorry but, because this is an online system, you’ll need an email address so we can get in touch with you about your application. There are lots of ways that you can do this, and organisations that can help you. Most public libraries have internet access and you can register with a number of different email providers free of charge such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo Mail. If you want, you can always pop to your local Jobcentre Plus who should be more than happy to help you get online and set up an email address.
Unfortunately not. We receive thousands of applications every week and we are not able to review them all. Also, everyone lays out their CVs differently, so going through all the information would make it even more confusing. That's why we ask you specific, structured questions and allow you to complete our simple assessment tools (each relevant to the role you are applying for). From your answers, we can easily see if you'll be invited to the next stage of the selection process. It’s a much smarter and quicker way of assessing all of our wonderful candidates, as well as fairer way of ensuring that all candidates follow the same process.
Not for hourly paid roles, sorry. Just like our CVs, if we went through any other documents, it would just take too long to do anything. We'd love to see any supporting documents that you want to bring to an interview or event, such as letters from previous employers etc. We have also tried to allow plenty of places within the application itself for you to tell us about your skills and achievements.
When you have completed an application, you’ll be sent a confirmation email to the address you provided. We’ll then be able to see your details and the role you’ve applied for. Based on the details you've supplied and your online assessment, we’ll decide if we’d like to invite you to the next stage in the process. If you're unsuccessful, you'll receive an email to tell you as soon as possible.
It's quite straightforward. Firstly, log in to the system with the same username and password details as you used when you set up your profile. You'll then see the link on the page to ‘Unfinished job applications’. That’s where all of the job applications that you have previously started can be opened and completed. To continue with an application, just click on the 'Continue' icon to the right of the job title that you'd like to apply for.
Yes of course. Just log in with the username and password details you supplied when you set up your profile. Once you’re in, click on the ‘My details’ link. You’ll see all of your details, which you can change and update if you need to. In fact, you can also change your username and password.
No, sorry. Once you’ve made an application through the system you can't cancel it. However, if you no longer want to apply for a particular role, please contact the store that you applied to and let them know. You can find the store contact details here. Just give them a quick call, tell them your name and the role that you applied for, and they’ll remove you from the selection process.
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