Trainee Technologist - F&F - Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 19/09/2023

Trainee Technologist - F&F - Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

You will help support to deliver safe, legal, responsibly sourced, quality products for F&F garments, always focusing on our customers and demonstrating value-led behaviour!

You will be responsible for

  • Supporting your Technical Manager and commercial category to ensure that products meet the product brief/specification, Tesco rules & policies and customer expectations
  • Supporting your Technical manager in developing consistent construction methods.
  • Working with the Technical Manager to minimize cost to the supply chain and product range, ensuring appropriate controls are in place for consistent quality of products and signing off products where appropriate
  • Monitoring all quality and customer feedback and implementing action plans to resolve issues raised and prevent them happening again
  • Raising and gathering data to support Incident management and enforcement challenges in your product area
  • Inputting product, benchmarking, process and improvement ideas into the New Product Development plan
  • Input into Category Teams Strategy focusing on the customer, supplying data to identify the best suppliers and sources from a product, sustainability and ethical first initiative
  • Aware of technology to drive the business forward, reducing lead time, cost & improving sustainability, 3D, Digi-eye
  • Assisting to ensure suppliers meet our audit requirements, ensuring they have action plans to drive improvement
  • Supporting your Technical Manager and category to monitor supplier and product performance, communicating trends to the team
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence

You will need


  • Excel knowledge
  • Word & Powerpoint knowledge
  • 3D CAD Softwear
  • Basic awareness of PLM Softwear


  • This is an entry, work level 1 role - Little or no experience
  • Relevant qualification(s) in a related area
  • Understanding of pattern construction
  • Understanding of fabric performance.
  • Understanding of retail and customer needs
  • Passion for fashion

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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