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A great place to work

Our success rests upon the 161,000 colleagues working in our stores, depots and offices who provide great service to our customers every day. Motivated, involved and engaged colleagues are fundamental to our continued success. We’re committed to giving people the opportunity to be the best they can be.

Our 20x20 commitments to 'A great place to work'

Sainsbury’s retains top spot at grocery industry ‘Oscars’

The hard work and dedication of Sainsbury’s colleagues throughout the UK was recognised last night at the prestigious Retail Industry Awards in London.

25 September 2013

Judith Batchelar is named ‘Retail Ambassador of the Year’

Director of Sainsbury’s Brand, Judith Batchelar, has been named as ‘Retail Ambassador of the Year’ at the Everywoman Awards 2013 for her role as one of the UK’s most influential personalities in retail.

04 October 2013

Hugh Sultoon: Embracing diversity, the Sainsbury’s way

6 months ago I was helping serve customers over the busy Christmas period in our Islington store, now I’m coming to the end of my second placement in the Diversity and Inclusion team in Sainsury's Store Support Centre in London. A different experience, but equally as fun.

on 13 July 2014

  • Sami Start 13 July 2014 at 19:25:30

    Great blog Hugh, sounds like you guys are doing some great stuff.

Sainsbury's wins 'store of the week' for 8 weeks running

High praise has been given to eight Sainsbury’s stores after they won a prestigious award for eight weeks in a row.

03 September 2013

Natalie Quint: A Taste of Own Brand

I am one of the six Own Brand Graduates from the September 2013 intake. So, how did I get here?

By Our Graduates on 28 July 2014

Sainsbury's named Brand of the Year

We're extremely proud to have been named Brand of the Year at the Marketing Week Awards 2013, beating competition from rivals including British Airways and Cadbury.

21 May 2013

Deborah Dorman: Over 25,000 years of experience at Sainsbury's long service dinner

Earlier this month I was asked to host a table at Sainsbury’s Long Service Dinner at the Lancaster Hotel, London. The Dinner, held annually and attended by the Operating Board including Chief Executive Justin King, is a long-standing tradition at Sainsbury’s and an opportunity to celebrate those colleagues that have over 25 years’ service with us.

By Great Place to Work team on 28 November 2011

  • Anahid Basmajian 28 November 2011 at 16:29:22

    I think it is fantastic that Sainsbury's is supporting staff for a long and happy career. Did you know Deborah that any of your staff who are thinking about retirement could benefit on a Retail Trust Retirement Estate? We look after retired retailers so please feel free to spread the word to staff thinking of retiring now or in the future. Staff can find out more at http://www.retailtrust.org.uk/retirement/why-retail-trust/115/3/4 or take a 360C tour of any of our five estates throughout the UK.

Amy Wynne: Around the Business in 80 days

I want you to think back to when you were little, around 6 years old. What was your favourite childhood pretend game? Teacher, doctor, princess, vet… the list is endless. Mine was shopkeeper. I loved nothing more than dressing my fruit displays, filling my trolley with canned fish and swiping my items through my mini cash register. I’m not sure how many times my poor mother bought garden peas, but she was well on her way to a million Nectar points!

on 17 December 2012

Lauren Ballard: Running a store after four weeks

Let me quickly tell you a bit about myself. My name is Lauren and I graduated from Durham University this June with a degree in History. I had applied for the Sainsbury’s graduate scheme way back in August 2011, so in amongst revising for finals and writing my dissertation I was also going through the interview process that some of you reading this may yourself be going through now. All I can say is “keep going” - it will be worth the hard work!

on 05 November 2012

  • Navpreet 12 March 2013 at 21:07:17

    By way of introduction, I am planning to pursue Msc in Retail Management from Cranfield Business School this year. Before I take on this course, it would be great if you could provide me with some advice on the state of the retail business in the UK and the job market going forward. I would be highly grateful if you could spare a few minutes for a quick mail where I can discuss my profile and motivations in more detail. Kind Regards, Navpreet Singh Ahuja (navpreet_ahuja@yahoo.co.in)

Daniel Mortimer: Being a graduate at Sainsbury's is about more than stacking shelves

Once and for all I hope to put to bed the myth that all graduates do is ‘stack shelves’ in store. In this blog I will share some of my experiences to date and reveal from the “horse’s mouth” just what you can really expect on the Sainsbury’s 2020 Leaders Programme.

on 22 October 2012

  • Sara-Louise Mokrani 04 November 2012 at 16:59:46

    Hi Daniel, Thanks a lot for this blog. Its really insightful and has consolidated the fact that I really want to get onto the Sainsbury's 2020 Leaders Programme. I have an assessment day for the People Programme this coming Wednesday and just wondered if you had any tips or experiences that you could share. Congratulations on being offered a place and I wish you luck with your future at Sainsbury's! Regards, Sara-Louise Mokrani