Thursday 21 October 2021
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The Guardian Job

Leaders By Sainsbury’s – The 2015 Graduate Programme

Because Sainsbury’s is such a diverse business, leadership can mean different things. It can mean leading a store with a £1 million turnover and a team of more than 200 people. It can mean taking ownership of product development, from concept through to packaging and delivery. Or it can mean taking the reins on a major, strategic project in any of our Store Support Centres.

But in every case, there’s a common quality that makes a natural leader stand out. In a business like ours, where there are 160,000 colleagues, over 1,200 stores and more than 24 million customer transactions each week, leadership is about inspiring others. If you can lead, inspire and improve the performance of people around you, you’ll make a difference to what we do – whatever area you specialise in.

We’ll make a difference to you too: through a structured programme; through great learning and development; through rewards, recognition and a genuinely diverse, engaging and enjoyable graduate experience.

There are three routes open to you:

The Central Programme

Here, you’ll explore every aspect of business leadership as you’re given an overarching view of how our business works through a series of placements across a range of support divisions and in-store.

The Retail Programme

Great retail is our heartbeat. Our structured programme supports you as you develop the skills to lead a team of over 200 people. You’ll get hands-on experience of running a store, tackle large-scale retail challenges and broaden your knowledge of our business through an additional placement in one of our Support areas.

The Sainsbury’s Brand Programme

The Sainsbury’s Brand division take responsibility for getting our 10,000 Sainsbury’s brand products ‘from field to fork’. This is the perfect platform for turning you into a true specialist and moving your career in a direction that suits you. From packaging and waste, to labelling, nutrition and dietetics – and much more besides – we make sure that you see every aspect of product development and delivery.

We stand out because of our values. We stand out because of our great opportunities. Most of all, we stand out because of you.


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