• Associate

    This is what it’s all about – helping customers in store.

    Colleague with a customer holding an orange in the fruit section of the shop floor
  • Associate

    It’s our job to ensure products are available for customers.

    Customer handing a colleague a payment card at the checkout counter
  • Associate

    We select the best and keep it fresh.

    Colleague assisting a customer on the produce/vegetable section

Key information

Typical Shifts: Various

Benefits: Competitive

Locations: Nationwide


Customers are at the heart of everything we do. And the time they’re most likely to engage face-to-face with Tesco Lotus is when chatting at the checkout, or asking for help on the store floor. That means, if you become an Associate, you’ll be right at the heart of our customer experience.

It’s a chance to put your abilities to the test doing your bit with a friendly, flexible approach.

There are lots of different roles on offer: from working in our clothing or fresh food section to serving on the checkout or becoming a skilled baker. If you have the passion and commitment to succeed, this can be a fantastic career opportunity.

  • Your  Store Manager
  • Your colleagues
  • Your customers
  • Your community

It takes lots of different people to run a store and this is a job with plenty of variety. Within one shift you could be finding a product for a customer, serving on the checkouts, helping to fill shelves, taking a delivery or organising stock in the warehouse.

And, of course, you’ll spend plenty of time face-to-face with our customers, who may need you to help out in all kinds of different ways. Our roles are very flexible, with shift patterns for every lifestyle: you can choose to work full-time or part-time positions.


You don’t need to have experience or qualifications – just a genuine belief that you can make a difference to the people you’ll be serving every day.

You’ll be someone who gets on with people and works well in a team, while being ready to roll up your sleeves and do what’s needed to give our customers great service.

We’ll be depending on you, as the face of Tesco Lotus, to put our customers at the heart of everything you do:

  • get to know your customers, greet them with a smile and serve them with pride
  • take time to listen, and help out wherever you can
  • make decisions that are right for our customers
  • be passionate and knowledgeable about our products and services
  • always be there, on time and properly presented

We also need you to:

  • handle the products carefully to keep everything in tip-top condition
  • stick to our Health and Safety policies
  • help us be more efficient by saving on time, products and energy
  • talk to colleagues, sharing your enthusiasm and helping to create  team spirit
  • act quickly to do what’s right, while being open to change at the store
  • have the energy and drive to be your best – and exceed expectations
  • share ideas with your Manager and colleagues on how we can innovate

We want you to always feel at ease in your new working environment. That’s why we’re doing everything we can to help you enjoy the work you do

  • You’ll join a welcoming team that works on building strong, friendly relationships with customers and local communities.
  • All year round, you’ll receive benefits and rewards, including additional special offers on our products.
  • You’ll also get plenty of training and development opportunities, so you get as much support, feedback and chances to further your career as you need.

Welcome to Tesco Lotus!