Asda has created hundreds of new roles in a transformation project to separate its IT systems from former owner Walmart’s.

The “Future” programme will see Asda move all its IT processes off Walmart’s platforms onto its own newly created ones, following the sale of the supermarket to TDR Capital and EG owners Mohsin and Zuber Issa earlier this year.

Unfortunately for Asda, the timing could not be worse as the market for good techies is red hot at the moment. It is a pity they didn’t start advertising roles in the first wave of the pandemic when lots of contractors were made redundant and have now moved into permanent employment over IR35 fears.