A Tesco store in Wales has launched a search to fill a rather unorthodox position – Christmas light untangler.

Tesco Extra in Wrexham, North Wales, is on the hunt for someone who is ‘passionate about Christmas’ to help customers with that annual festive headache – untangling Christmas lights that are knotted up.

With the aim of being able to untangle three meters of lights in three minutes, the new starter will be required to work full-time in the run-up to Christmas offering the free untangling service to customers on a first come, first served basis.

They won’t get the job easily though.  A spokeperson for Tesco confirmed competition for the job is high.

“We’re delighted by the number of applications we’ve received for the new Light Untangler job role, with more than 100 to date.

“We’re really looking forward to the next stage of the interview process and seeing the potential light untanglers in action.

“But it’s going to be a tough decision as we’ve spotted lots of strong contenders already.”
It’s been a good few days for Tesco, with a Good Housekeeping survey complementing the quality of its Christmas food range with some products deemed better than the likes of Harrods.

Additionally, in for some UK users, a simple Google search for “Christmas” now brings up Tesco as the top result.  Previously, this had been a position held by John Lewis and Not on the High Street.