Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
We recruit across a number of different areas in tech which include (but not limited to) Engineering, Architecture, Data & Analytics, Product, Digital and Information Security. Working together, all of these teams support our business from developing customer facing products to enabling our colleagues to perform with the right tools and systems.
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There is no limit to how many roles you can apply for (within reason and in-line with experience / aspirations / suitability).
Theoretically yes, but please note that there may be exceptions – if you’re applying for a role which you have interviewed for in the last 6 months, please speak to the relevant recruiter.
If your application has been successful, we will get in touch to let you know.
We like to see candidates who have a real passion for tech, along with the required technical skills. And, as with all jobs at Sainsbury’s, someone who demonstrates and lives by our core values.
We do ask for a right to work in the UK – however we will assess this on a case by case basis. If you require visa sponsorship, please flag this on your application so that the Recruiter can discuss your options with you.
We actively support our colleagues in their development, through resources, providing opportunities and time to learn. If you are early in your Technology career, our Bootcamp and Jumpstart programmes are the perfect bridge to help you make that transition into a professional Technology role. Once you are a colleague with us, we have set up ample e-learning content to help you build up those softer skills, as well as host a multitude of events, hackathons, tech meet ups and lunch & learns to fine tune those hard skills and build up your network. Tell your line manager about your aspirations so that we can tailor a development plan bespoke to you.
We have a hybrid way of working, and expect our teams to be in the office for community and collaboration, and as part of the programme, we provide in person training.
We want to empower our colleagues to work differently which is why have unlocked Smarter Working. This enables our colleagues to make the right decisions for themselves and the business, finding the right flexibility whilst also encouraging you to find the right balance to learn and be around people, as well as manage your own ways of working.
You can read more about our approach to working here
We will ask you at application stage if there are any reasonable adjustments that you need for the entirety of the recruitment process. Speak to your Recruiter if there is anything we can do to make your recruitment experience more enjoyable and accessible.
We are committed to being an inclusive retailer for our colleagues to work in and our customers to shop at. This is why we have our colleague networks across the organisation who look after different communities and who drive our diversity agenda ensuring we are having the right conversations. They are:
- Inspire at Sainsbury’s who look to drive positive change within Sainsbury’s, creating an inclusive culture that inspires, connects and supports colleagues to reach their potential, regardless of gender.
- I AM ME at Sainsbury’s who positively challenge and educate the business through awareness, visibility and celebration of ethnic identity, inspiring an inclusive culture for all.
- Proud at Sainsbury’s who create and nurture a workplace where everyone is free to be themselves irrespective of gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
- EnAble at Sainsbury’s who create a disability-confident environment, where all colleagues can fulfil their potential.
- We Care at Sainsbury’s who support each and every one of our Sainsbury’s carer colleagues in reaching their full potential, by building empathy and flexibility to drive positive culture change.