Successful applicants will be working at one of Tesco’s branches, assisting frustrated customers untangle their newly bought lights.

To be considered there is a test, you must untangle a set of lights in three minutes.

A Tesco spokeswoman said: “To help locals enjoy the festive season and relieve some of the stresses often associated with the yuletide season – specifically tangled tree lights – Tesco has launched a search for someone who can conquer one of the most frustrating jobs of Christmas.

“The position will require a friendly, helpful demeanour, oodles of patience and of course, the innate knack to be able to untangle even the most scrambled of wires.”

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