MORE than 300 people have applied for just 13 new jobs at a new Tesco Express.

The store, which is to open in Tuckton, attracted 329 applications.

Store manager James Kidd, who has worked at Tesco for 20 years, said: “The response to our recruitment process has been fantastic. We are delighted to be creating additional jobs for local people, helping them back into employment.

“I am thrilled with the new team and I am confident that we will provide the best possible service to our customers. We are delighted to be opening a Tesco Express store on Tuckton Road and look forward to playing an active role in the local community.”

The shop will be open seven days a week, from 6am to 11pm, and will feature an ATM, self-service tills, a click and collect facility and customer parking.