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The following is a Graduate Review for Asda.

Asda scores 3.4/5 based on 73 reviews.

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What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000

Current salary: £23,000 - £25,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 8:00

Finish: 17:00

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

I suppose that the best advice would be not to worry about it, the graduate recruitment team are really good and not scary. They won't be trying to trip you up and are super helpful. They also really know their stuff as they work with developing graduates as well as recruiting them, so don't be scared to contact them with questions (I wish I did that more when I applied).

I actually applied for a different graduate scheme to the one I'm on, but the interviewers know what they're looking for and so talked to me about how they thought I was more suited to a different scheme. They even arranged for me to spend a day with a graduate and that kind of support in graduate recruitment is above and beyond.

That being said, the application process is very competitive and will require some time and investment, I would really recommend coming up to speed with market news and trends (try the magazine called 'The Grocer') and how they affect the retail business and its future. Also think laterally about how activities outside of work demonstrate the leadership behaviours which Asda look for.

Do you have any interview tips?

The interview/assessment centre takes a whole day but, if you allow it to be, can be quite enjoyable. Expect to be asked to do things individually and as a group and use these times to really show that you can operate constructively within both scenarios.

For the interview itself nothing beats the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method, look it up and use it. Again, the interviewer isn't looking to trip you up, so relax and just talk about what you've done and how you've done it. Coming with some statistics up your sleeve and using them relevantly (don't just shoehorn them in, it's really embarrassing to watch) demonstrate commitment, interest and ability to apply learning.

Nothing at the assessment centre is really scary or confusing, it's all explained and there's plenty of space to ask questions before the task begins, you're also given a rough outline well in advance of the day.

So don't come expect a House of Horrors, it's a friendly business.

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