Phase One of the Operations Programme is a series of roles in Stores and Logistics and by Christmas 2013, we'll expect you to already be managing a large team. First stop is Department Manager in a Supermarket. From here, you'll move into a Sainsbury's Local - it's smaller, faster and you'll deal with a wider range of retail issues than in a single department. Your third placement in Logistics provides essential insight into stock movement in a fast-moving distribution centre - that's the heartbeat of our business, a 24/7 operation making 1.3 million deliveries to stores each year.
Phase Two focuses on developing your management skills as a Deputy Store Manager or Shift Manager. You'll take responsibility for hitting targets and leading teams, developing your awareness of exactly what it takes to deliver exceptional service to our customers. In addition, you'll spend time in a central role, which might include leading a new store opening project or planning supply chain developments. It helps you understand the strategic decision-making that ultimately affects every area of our operations.