Sainsbury's graduate scheme

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About the company

Times Top 100 Employer
Locations:
England - London
England - South East
Employees:
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Chances are, you will have shopped at Sainsbury’s at least once as a student.

Sainsbury’s is a British retailer that welcomes 22 million shoppers through the doors of its 1,000 stores across the UK each and every week. With over 30,000 products and 150,000 employers, it is one of the largest food businesses in the country.

It delivers an ever-improving shopping experience to its customers, and is also regarded as a great place to work. Through its strong brand name, it’s developing new and innovative ways to serve the market, including the expansion of its online offerings.

The Sainsbury’s 2020 Leadership Programme is designed to equip high caliber graduates with the skills they need to take on senior positions within the business. There are 3 specific steams of the programme: Commercial, People, and Operations.

All graduate roles involve real responsibility from the very first day, and include plenty of support so that graduates can reach their full potential.

Recruiters at Sainsbury’s look for individuals with intelligence, business acumen, and ambition. Successful candidates are rewarded with a starting salary of around £21,500, 22 days holiday per year, an in-store discount scheme, and the opportunity to study for a professional qualification.

Interesting fact

Sainsbury's have over 10million customer transactions every single week.

Benefits of working for Sainsburys

Discretionary annual bonus
22 days’ holiday
10% colleague discount after six months
£2000 interest free loan
Subsidised gym membership
Some schemes include support for professional qualifications including ACCA, CIMA, CIPD, CIM

Application process

Application Form
Numerical Testing
Competency Testing
Telephone Interview
Questionnaire
Assessment Centre
Offer Made

Programmes offered

Buying and merchandising
Human Resources
Marketing
Operations
Retailing

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