Due to “exceptional growth” with Tesco’s online business, they have announced they are to create 16,000 permanent jobs.
The supermarket giant will employ 3,00 delivery drivers and 10,000 food pickers to create customer orders.
A variety of staff will be employed across other roles in Tesco’s distribution centres and stores in the coming months. The new 16,000 jobs are in addition to the 4,000 jobs that the supermarket chain created at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jason Tarry, chief executive officer of Tesco UK and ROI said, “Since the start of the pandemic, our colleagues have helped us to more than double our online capacity, safely serving nearly 1.5m customers every week and prioritising vulnerable customers to ensure they get the food they need.
“These new roles will help us continue to meet online demand for the long term, and will create permanent employment opportunities for 16,000 people across the UK.”