Retrain as a software
engineer with Tesco

Retrain with Digital Futures and start your
career as a software engineer at Tesco

Who are Digital Futures?

Tesco has partnered with Digital Futures to provide 5 Tesco stores and distribution colleagues the opportunity to retrain as a software engineer working in the Tesco technology team.

Digital Futures is a purpose-led technology training and services company. Their mission is to transform the lives of others, helping individuals from all backgrounds acquire the necessary skills and confidence to start their careers in technology. 

If you have the right mindset and drive, Digital Futures and Tesco will help you reach your career goals, preparing you to transition into a career in tech.

What's on offer?

Please note there are only 5 spaces available.


So, how does it work?

From application through to starting your role as a software engineer we are with you every step of the way

You apply

The application process is straightforward, accessible and open to everyone. It doesn't matter what your background is, what or where you studied or how much experience you have.

You are assessed

You will complete an online assessment, which tests your aptitude and curiosity. If you are successful and meet the criteria, you will be progressed to the next stage.

You are interviewed

You will be interviewed by both Digital Futures and, if you are shortlisted, a Tesco software development engineer. This will be a chance for you to find out more about Tesco technology.

You get trained

Your experience starts with 12 weeks of immersive training with Digital Futures, providing you with the technical and professional skills you need to start a career as a software engineer.

You get certified

As part of your software engineering training, you will gain an industry recognised Java certification which will support you in your role at Tesco and in your future career.  


You start your new role

You will start your role as a software engineer in the technology team at Tesco. You'll be working alongside existing software engineers on products for our customers or colleagues.

Who can apply?

It doesn’t matter where you’re from, if you attended university or whether you have experience in technology. We actively encourage applications from individuals from non-traditional backgrounds if:

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Need to find out more?

Join us at our workshops – sign up now to secure your place. 

Meet Digital Futures and the Tesco technology team as we walk you through your journey. Learn more about a typical day in the Digital Futures software engineering Academy and find out about working as a software engineer for Tesco.

Tesco/Digital Futures Software Engineering Workshop
Thursday 20th October, 9:00-10:00am or 7:00pm-8:00pm

Course modules

Our immersive training develops the level of technical competency and interpersonal skills required to work as a software engineer within high-performing teams. 


Software development & dev-ops

Employ test-driven development and CI/CD on projects and will actively seek ways to ensure consistent quality.

Services & APIs

Work with your peer group to produce reusable, packaged and documented work.

Software & architecture design

Understand the strengths and limitations of different platforms and designs, and pick designs that work for the business.

Application & web development

Work comfortably with a wide variety of front-end software stacks, and apply solid design and security principles.

Security & data management

View data as an important asset for our client organisations, and work to protect and to monetise that asset accordingly.

Professional skills

Develop presenting and consulting skills such as communication, listening, collaboration, emotional intelligence, wellbeing, behaviours and attitudes.

Java certification

The software engineering training at Digital Futures is underpinned by an industry-aligned certification, ensuring you are set up for success. 

Following your immersive training period, you will complete your Java certification. This certification will be required for you to successfully graduate from the Digital Futures Academy and start your new role at Tesco. 

The Java certification helps you build a foundational understanding of Java. Gaining this certification credential is essential in demonstrating you have the high-level skills and competency needed to become a professional software engineer. 

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Tesco/Digital Futures Software Engineering Workshop
Thursday 20 October 2022, 9:00–10:00 am

Tesco/Digital Futures Software Engineering Workshop
Thursday 20th October 2022, 7:00-8:00 pm