Tesco has launched a new website to help attract 16 to 24-year-olds to a career in retail and to provide employees in full-time education with information and advice.

The Debut website provides career advice and job opportunities for both potential and existing young employees, while Tesco’s 30,000 student employees can also benefit from online training, discounts and financial guidance.

Tesco is also testing a new scheme called Debut PASS, guaranteeing undergraduates minimum annual hours and pay to allow them to plan their finances, and a graduate savings scheme Save As You Study.

Tesco’s group HR director Clare Chapman said: “Debut is an industry-first and has been developed by students for all young people in education. It focuses on helping students to succeed both at work and in their studies.

“We hope we can lead the way in showcasing the excellent career opportunities available to young people in retail.”