Asda has stepped up its preparations to deliver an outstanding Christmas for customers by recruiting 15,000 temporary colleagues and confirming the dates its festive home delivery slots go live.
The supermarket is recruiting seasonal colleagues to fulfil a variety of different roles including serving customers, replenishing shelves, picking, packing and delivering online orders.
Around 500 roles are based in Asda’s depots, 1,500 are home delivery driver positions, with the remainder being store-based roles across the UK. There will be opportunities for some of the seasonal colleagues recruited to remain with Asda into the New Year to cover permanent colleagues who take holidays after the busy Christmas period.
Asda also confirmed that its Christmas home delivery slots would go live to Delivery Pass customers on Tuesday 19th October and to all other customers on Thursday 28th October.
Since the start of the pandemic, Asda has more than doubled the capacity of its online delivery service and will have 900k home delivery and Click & Collect slots available the week before Christmas. The supermarket was recently crowned Online Supermarket of the Year by the Grocer Magazine for the second year running.
Hayley Tatum, Chief People Officer at Asda, said: “We will do all we can to make sure customers have a fantastic Christmas and recruiting an extra 15,000 colleagues across our stores, depots and home delivery service will help us to provide them with great products and excellent service when they shop with us during the festive season.”
Asda has doubled the size of its Extra Special range this Christmas so that customers can enjoy more than 240 premium products at affordable prices. Fifteen of the supermarkets’ products have also been given ‘Good Housekeeping Approved’ status in the magazine’s Christmas taste tests. These include Best Seafood Canape for the Extra Special Kilted Prawns, as well as runner-up in the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Mains category with the Extra Special Beefless Wellington.
More information on the roles available and details of how to apply are available on Asda’s careers website https://www.asda.jobs/