British retail giant Tesco has announced its plan to expand its operations in India. As per the announcement, the company will also hire 1,000 people across its technology centres in Bengaluru.
According to various media sources, the hiring will be across multiple profiles like software engineers, system engineers, data scientists, product managers, architects, finance experts, and digital transformation and robotic process automation (RPA) experts. The focus would be on highly skilled and technical professionals.
Tesco employs about 4,000 staff in Bengaluru, India across Tesco Business Services (TBS) and Tesco Technology.
“Tesco in Bengaluru has been right at the heart and centre of Tesco's growth journey,” said Sumit Mitra, CEO of Tesco Business Services and Tesco Bengaluru.
He also added that Bengaluru is one of the critical hubs for Tesco Technology and consists of a team of problem-solvers, innovators, and inventors. He reiterated that they all have a shared interest in harnessing the power of technology to solve real-world problems for our customers across our stores in the UK.
Tesco’s India operations mainly contribute to the company’s technology capabilities although it has a retail presence through a joint venture with the Tata Group where it trades as Star Bazaar.
Tesco started operations in Bengaluru in 2004 with Tata Group to enable standardisation, build centralised capabilities, and deliver a transformational experience for its global customers.
“TBS and Tesco Technology work on a hub and spoke model which is spread across six key countries – India, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Scotland, and the Republic of Ireland with their key hubs in Bengaluru, Dundee, Budapest, the recently-opened Waterford in the Republic of Ireland, and Krakow,” said Mitra.