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Tesco apologises after job application mistake affects Cardiff staff

1,100 jobs are under threat in Cardiff Credit: PA images

Tesco has admitted to a mistake which meant thousands of employees facing redundancy in Cardiff did not receive details on how to apply for other roles within the firm.

It comes after the supermarket giant announced 1,100 jobs could go under a planned reorganisation of their ‘customer engagement centres’.

The firm has apologised after staff in Cardiff were not given the details at the same time as colleagues in Welwyn Garden City.

Tesco said they will be extending the application deadline.

We are in the process of making changes to simplify our business to ensure we can continue to serve shoppers better. These changes include the closure of our Cardiff Customer Engagement Centre and changes at our Welwyn Garden City head office. Our priority is to support all colleagues who are affected, and we have ring-fenced around 600 current UK-wide vacancies within Tesco to give those facing redundancy a first opportunity to apply.

Due to a genuine mistake details of how to apply for those roles was not passed to our colleagues in Cardiff at the same time as colleagues in Welwyn Garden City. We apologise to colleagues in Cardiff, and have extended the deadline for applications. We will ensure colleagues in Cardiff are not left at a disadvantage because of the delay.

– Tesco spokesperson

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