The site is operated by Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. We respect your privacy. Sainsbury's may update this policy from time to time so please check it every time you make an application to make sure you are happy with this policy..

Our promise to you

Any information that you give to us is held with the utmost care and security. We have put in place procedures to ensure that the information we collect online is managed safely. It will not be used in ways to which you have not consented. We will only keep the information you provide us with for a reasonable time.

Use of information

You can look at our recruitment site and search for jobs without giving us any personal information about yourself.

When applying for a vacancy you will need to provide us with the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Postcode
  • Date of birth and marital status
  • Two referees and their contact information - including UK postcode
  • National Insurance number
  • Employment History
  • Qualifications
  • CV (for certain roles only)

We use the information you provide us with to:

  1. Process your recruitment application
  2. We may use e-mail or telephone to contact you to discuss your application
  3. Consider you for alternative positions which you may be a match for if you consent to this internal record keeping
  4. Fulfil our legal obligations
  5. Make up your personnel records if your application is successful
  6. Contact your referees to obtain references if you are successful in your application

We will store the information you provide us with for a limited time only if your application is unsuccessful.


Sainsbury's Online Recruitment use a feature of your Internet Web Browser called a 'Cookie' on our site. A Cookie is a file that your Web Browser places on your computer's hard disc which allows us to help you get the best out of your visit to the site.

Sainsbury's Online Recruitment uses Cookies to make accessing the site more convenient as you won't need to remember your user number. Cookies in conjunction with registration details will allow us to welcome you by name and over time personalise the site content to reflect your preferences. For security reasons you will still need to enter your password and where more than one user uses the same machine it will not be possible to offer this service. The Sainsbury's Online Recruitment Cookie will remain on your hard disk indefinitely.

If you prevent us from placing Cookies on your computer during your visit, then it will not be possible to use the site effectively because the system relies on the Cookie to keep track of the current order, your customer number and your session ID.

Please note that we do not use Cookies to retrieve personal information about you from your computer, unless the information has been knowingly and willingly been provided by you.


Sainsbury's treat all the data you provide us with the utmost care and security. Any details you give us will remain completely confidential.

We will never contact our candidates requesting confirmation of account details or passwords and we advise our candidates never to enter these details into an email or after following a link from an email. If you are contacted by our HR Shared Services team they will confirm your name and the role that you have applied for. Contact would be either by telephone, text or email using the contact numbers or email address supplied by you in your application.

Your rights

In addition to the company's safeguards your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed fairly and lawfully. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. This information should, where necessary, be kept up to date and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you and correct any inaccuracies.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is truthful and accurate.

If you:

  1. Believe any of the information held by us is incorrect
  2. Wish to withdraw an application
  3. Wish to obtain a copy of the personal data held by us

Please contact us at:

Sainsbury's HR Services,
18th Floor, Arndale House,
Manchester Arndale,
Manchester, M4 3AL

Business Information
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

Registered Office
33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT

Registered in England and Wales, company registration 3261722

Please contact us online or via the phone on 0345 602 3860

Acceptable Usage Policy

This website is for personal, non-commercial use only. You may use this website only for the purpose of viewing and applying for vacancies at J Sainsbury plc ("Sainsbury's"). You shall not distribute, reproduce, copy or re-sell any materials obtained from this website to any third party.

Sainsbury's shall not be responsible for any loss however arising from use of this website, or from use of or reliance on any information contained on this website.

You shall indemnify Sainsbury's against any loss or expense arising from your breach of this acceptable usage policy or otherwise from use of the website.

Sainsbury's makes no warranty that the information on this website is accurate or up-to-date, or that access to the website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any defects can be corrected.

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in relation to all matters arising from your use of the website.