Partnerships

Working together to find long term solutions

Fundamentally important, a people business, increasingly data and technology driven, ever-changing and always challenging, retail careers offer exceptional opportunities and rewards.

With so many different ways in, and different ways to grow, there really is something for everyone – whether you’re creative, commercial, analytical, technical, mathematical or a little bit of everything.

Our Future Talent partnerships are designed to help young people discover the wealth of career opportunities in retail , opening their eyes and minds to what employers like Asda can offer. As a colleague on a Future Talent programme at Asda, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in projects and activities beyond the realms of your day job.

IGD – Feeding Britain’s Future

IGD is a research and training charity which sits at the heart of the food & grocery industry. As a charity they exist to upskill people working in or looking to join the industry.

Asda is proud to support the IGD Feeding Britain’s Future programme which provides employability skills training to secondary school students and brings to life the wide range of food and grocery careers that are available. Since 2015, 40,000 students in schools have been trained with the support of 5,500 industry volunteers from 200 companies as part of the Feeding Britain’s Future campaign.

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Enactus

Enactus is the UK’s leading youth social action and enterprise education charity supporting over 3,000 young entrepreneurial spirits every year. Their mission in the UK is to be recognised as a leader in developing a national network of socially minded young leaders of the future who transform communities and society through real-life social action and environmentally responsible enterprise.

Asda have been Platinum Sponsors of Enactus for more than 10 years, supporting their regional, national and international competitions and offering project grants to teams that develop projects in the UK. We also host Work Experience weeks for partner schools and universities, allowing students access to the world of work and the insight into the opportunities that exist within Asda.

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STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. Through a range of activities, including presentations, mentoring and careers talks, STEM Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring the next generation with the world of STEM subjects and careers.

Asda has a community of STEM ambassadors, who volunteer their time, enthusiasm and experiences to encourage and inspire young people to progress further in STEM subjects, demonstrating the value of them in life and careers.

If you are a teacher who would like to engage with our community of STEM ambassadors...

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    • ''A huge part of the graduate scheme for me has been challenging existing processes and looking at how we can use digital tools to make them more efficient.''

    • ''eCommerce and fashion retail in particular is really fast paced and we’re always looking for new innovations to bring to our customers.''

    • ''It’s really important to embrace change - customers want different things every day so it’s important we stay on top of it and keep up with trends.''

    • ''Moving around the business allows you to meet new people. This means get a different angles on the business as you shape your Asda journey.''

    • ''Asda see you as future leaders, so it’s important to put your hand up with fresh ideas. It’s those ideas that keep the cogs turning and move the business forward.''