To join our 2020 Leaders Programmes or a placement programme we require an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above. However, joining one of these programmes is just one path to starting your career with Sainsbury's. To find out about other opportunities that may suit you, please visit the Careers section of our website at www.sainsburys.jobs
To join any of our 2020 Leader's graduate/placement programmes, we require a minimum of one A and two B's at A-level. Please note that UCAS points are not being considered. However, joining one of these programmes is just one path to starting your career with us. Please visit www.sainsburys.jobs to find out about other opportunities which may suit you.
Applications are open now until late December. Whilst there is no official closing date, early applications are recommended
No - we only accept one application per candidate per year.
You can apply again after a period of 12 months has passed.
Yes - you can apply to our placement programmes if you have already graduated as we want to actively encourage graduates to gain work experience in the Retail sector to discover more about our business.
Yes, if you require a placement of a shorter or longer period we will where possible try to accommodate this. Please note the length of the placement you need and when you need it it commence in the appropriate section of the application form. If you'd like to discuss this further please call our Graduate Team on 0845 603 6290 option 1, option 1.
Phase one of the 2020 Leaders Programme is 18 months which includes various placements and Phase Two is three years of actual roles across the business. For further information - please click here.
Yes - we have a three month probation period for our 2020 Leaders Programmes and placements.
We are a leading retailer who prides ourselves on giving great service to our customers. As a future leader in our business we expect all graduates to be flexible in their working arrangements to suit the requirements of our customers and our operation. We have provided more information below on the expected working patterns by programme.
The graduates on our Operations Programme are contracted to work 39 hours a week, Sunday to Saturday, typically including evenings and three out of four weekends. However as a member of the store or distribution centre management team the demands of your role may mean that you need to work beyond your core hours to ensure we exceed our customers' expectations.
The graduates on our Commercial & People Programmes are contracted to work 37 hours a week Monday to Friday although some business areas may include occasional weekend working or on-call availability during your programme and as your career progresses. When you are doing placements or roles in an operational environment, your working hours will be as stated in the above Operations Programme.
Our 2020 Leaders programme and one year placements will commence in September 2012. Summer placements will take place from July - August 2012 and other any other placements will be discussed on an individual basis.
If you have any additional requirements or need any support throughout our recruitment process please call our Graduate Team on 0845 603 6290 option 1, option 1.
Our 2020 Leaders programme and one year placements will commence in September 2013. Summer placements will take place from July - August 2013 and any other placements will be discussed on an individual basis.
All of our 2020 Leaders Programmes begin with a four month placement in one of our stores to ensure you gain a real understanding of our customers' needs and how your role can make a difference. For graduates based in our London Store Support Centre, your placement will be based in a store within London. For graduates on the Operational Programme, your store or distribution centre placement will be within London or the South East. We will discuss this with you if you are successful in obtaining a place on the Programme.
Sainsbury's is only in the position of accepting applications from resident workers, and those overseas nationals that can prove their ability to work within the UK. If you are successful in obtaining a position with us you will be required to provide your original passport, or other original documentation proving your eligibility to work in the UK.
For more information on how to convert your overseas qualifications to their UK equivalents, please visit the following website www.naric.org.uk.
We are able to support any individual requiring support during any stage of the recruitment process. If you do need support please can you contact us as early as possible in your application process to talk through what support of adjustments you may require. The graduate team are always on hand to discuss anything important to you in confidence.
On joining the business, an individual will be provided with all of the support they require to perform in their role. Throughout the training programme we will inform graduates what roles and placements they will be completing allowing sufficient time to for adjustments to be made. All graduates also receive a mentor and a buddy who are there to give advice and coaching. The graduate team are also involved throughout the graduate journey to help with any queries or concerns.