Sainsburys Jobs, Part Time And Full Time In Store Vacancies

Welcome to the Sainsbury's jobs page, a recruitment feature that has been helping applicants land part-time and full-time work with the supermarket for over a decade. In that time we have clocked up millions of page views across our recruitment section, in turn we have received a considerable amount of feedback from our users. If you have a view of the website or part time or full time work experience with Sainsbury's and want to share your views with other job seekers check out our feedback information at the foot of the page.

For most local Sainsbury store jobs you will generally need to be living within a 10 mile radius. If you are looking for other employment opportunities visit the local jobs page. This page holds information about all of the main employment categories but particularly in-store jobs, including full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs.

The aim of this feature is to provide some general guidance based on actual jobseekers experience for candidates looking to apply for a Sainsbury's job. We also aspire to present the current recruitment campaign of the company as well as publishing some added value information that will help our users to make a successful application.

For just under a decade the company has been running 'internet only' recruitment, meaning you can only access jobs and career help online through the apposite channels. The purpose of our page is to condense the huge amount of material that exists into helpful chunks that provide an up to date and relevant guide that will support anyone looking for a career with leading Supermarkets.

For work experience and local vacancies you may wish to visit your local Sainsburys store and take a look around before you apply. We provide some key recruitment tips below but our general advice is to undertake some research before you submit your application.

Christmas Jobs With Sainsbury's

Full time and part time Christmas jobs are available at most local stores. Expect something like 15,000 seasonal vacancies on temporary contracts. Where such jobs are available temporary employees can be offered a permanent job if they impress over the Christmas period. Seasonal full-time and part-time vacancies usually start to be published from September and are filled soon after, contracts can be for varied periods and may include the months of November, December and January. Visit your local store or watch the main Sainsbury's.job website. Christmas recruitment is over for 2016. The Christmas recruitment pages will return in the autumn of 2017.

About Sainsburys Supermarket

The stores that we see in and around our town centres are actually part of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd which has J Sainsburys plc as its parent company. Today it is branded simply as Sainsbury's. The business started life in London in the mid 19th century, making it one of the oldest retailers in the UK. The founders were John and Mary Sainsbury, and the family has retained an interest in the company ever since. In simple numbers; over 21 million customers shop at the supermarket each week, the current UK workforce totals just under 145,000 people (details correct at the time of publication).

Part-Time Jobs With Sainsbury's

A significant number of Sainsbury's in store employees are part-time or seasonal workers, as such the orgainsation has a commitment to recruit and maintain good employees in part time status. If you are looking for a part-time vacancy this is an employer that you should consider applying to.

Sainsburys Trainee Managers

There is a separate page dealing specifically with the Sainsburys Trainee Management scheme.

Your Feedback

"...thanks for all the free info but did you know Sainsburys were not accepting any applications between the 6th and 13th May? What's the point of having an 'online only' recruitment policy if your website doesn't work. Do me a favor and stop linking to resources that aren't working.... Sara from Bexleyheath"

"Dear Yourcounty, have you thought about providing a wage comparison feature for hourly paid staff working in the retail sector, if I had known how much Aldi pay an hour I would applied with them. When you're doing a basic job the difference between 6.80, 7.50 and 8.50 an hour is huge. It might be nice if any such feature could factor in other benefits and perks. My auntie works for Waitrose and although the basic pay is similar to mine she gets a massive bonus every year. Carol Lee"

"I'm looking for a website that shows the best pay available for retail work in a particular area, I live in Ashford but can I earn more money working for the same shop in Tenterden?"

Working For The Store

Our employment guide and advice is below. A quick word about completing online application forms - Don't underestimate the task, if you want a job treat them seriously, the employer will!

There are literally hundreds of official and unofficial pages of information about retail vacancies in general and Sainsburys careers in particular; we have identified and emphasized the key points and present them here for the benefit of potential job seekers. These details are for information only and subject to change, always check details with the website where you can also search for current full-time and part time jobs.

The first thing is to decide what job? For recruitment purposes the company is divided into eight distinct employment areas, comprising literally hundreds of jobs. It's our aim to provide you with a snapshot of job opportunities at Sainsburys, together with help and information that will assist job seekers in submitting the best possible application.

  • Jobs For Under 18s
  • In Store
  • Store Management
  • Trainee Store Managers
  • Store Support
  • Logistic Jobs
  • Pharmacy
  • Graduate Recruitment - 2020 Leaders
  • Sainsbury's Bank

In-Store Roles

Each large store has a number of administration opportunities, they include: Administration Assistant, Administration Support and a Payroll Assistant. Vacancies tend to include generic components of administration and experience of clerical/administration, payroll or HR are likely to be very useful.

The most public and most important part of the company, it's where the majority of employees work and the profits made. To give you a flavour store jobs include: Administration, Confectioner, Product Control, Counter Assistant, Team Leader, Checkout Assistant, General Assistant, Customer Service Assistant, Petrol Customer Service Assistant, Restaurant Staff, Delivery Driver, Online Shopper, Non Food and Clothing, Training and Warehouse Staff. There are also in-store apprenticeships, when the course is completed successfully you could have an NVQ level 3 qualification. Sainsbury's currently have three in-store schemes, it's a great way to study whilst working and earning a wage.

  • Bakery Apprentice
  • Fish Counter Apprentice
  • Meat Counter Apprentice

Store Management

Store management is responsible for 'sailing the ship' on the best possible course, managing a multi million pound business and making it successful. Roles include: Store Management, Department Management, Training and HR.

Store Support Centre

Based in London, the Store Support Centre is the beating heart of the company, it's where the 1,000 stores nationwide are sustained and managed from. The functions run from this centre include many of those that you would associate with the corporate department of a multi million pound business such as: Secretarial and Personal Assistants to Senior Executives, Procurement, Marketing, IT, HR, Finance and much more.

Logistics & Distribution

This retailer has a mixed distribution strategy, a significant part of the logistics is contracted out to specialists such as TDG and Wincanton, the balance being carried out in-house. The backbone of the group's distribution are the regional centres at: Basingstoke, Bristol, Dartford, Exeter, Haydock, Langlands Park, Northampton, Greenford, Coleshill, Belfast, Sherburn, St Albans and Waltham Point. Published vacancies might include: Warehouse Jobs, Transport Planning and Supply Train Management, Driving and Clerical Support.

Sainsburys Pharmacy Jobs And Careers

Many larger shops include an in-store pharmacy, typically employing: a Dispensing Assistant, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager and Dispensing Technician. Advice can be given in private from within a consultation room. Sainsburys pharmacies offer a range of services in addition to the sale of medicines and making up of prescription, not all services are available at all pharmacies.

  • A free collection service for Repeat Prescriptions
  • Healthy Eating advice
  • Wellness Checks (which can comprise blood glucose test, blood pressure, BMI and Cholesterol test) 9
  • Dispensing Advice
  • Diabetes Screening at larger pharmacies
  • Unwanted Medicine Disposal
  • Advice on how to Give Up Smoking

Graduate Recruitment - 2020 Leaders

The programme is closed for 2016, you can register an interest for future recruitment. We'll be publishing more information when the 2017 programme opens.

Help With Your Job Application

Yourcounty has been running job pages and helpful recruitment advice for over a decade, in that time we've built up some general help and specific hints for job seekers. These cover some of the main areas you might like to consider when putting together an application.

  • Get the basics right - Answer all questions as fully as possible including all relevant information.
  • Horses for courses - Consider the job you are applying for when completing the application, make the application specific to the job your are applying for; avoid developing a 'generic' application style.
  • Research - This employer was one of the first supermarkets to enter into online only recruitment; they will expect job applicants to have used the Internet to find out something about the business.
  • Be Specific - Applying for a particular job may be a more successful route to employment than a general desire to work for the company. Find out something about the job you are applying for and convince the employer that this is the job for you and that you are the person for the job.
  • Customer Service - Make sure you emphasize all your customer facing experience, it's a very big box to tick.
  • Relevant - Include all the relevant information on your application; past work experience, hobbies and life skills that match the requirements for the job.
  • The Whole Personality - Employers like well rounded individuals, if you have responsibilities for bringing up a family, helping to run a community group or an interesting adventure to draw on remember to include it in the application.
  • Accuracy - Spelling mistakes and factual errors are not going to help you get through the first stage.

If you're successful with the online application you may be invited to: testing, interview and assessment.

Interview Advice

If you made it to an interview you'll need to start to think about what happens next. As well as ticking all the boxes (do some research, look the part, turn up in good time) you might want to think about the kind of questions you're likely to be asked in the interview. We list a few subjects actually raised in interviews with large retail companies, they may not be asked at your own interview but they will start to get your mind working along the lines necessary to impress:

  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Why do you want to join this company in particular?
  • Tell us about a particularly difficult situation where you overcame obstacles?
  • What do you understand by good customer service?
  • If you would running this company what one thing would you change if you could?

Current Vacancies

At the time of writing you could apply for vacancies online through the main website.

Current vacancies in the region included (details correct at the time of publication):

  • Administration Assistant, Deal
  • Groceries Online Shopper, Bybrook
  • Convenience Customer Service Assistant,Westcliff Hamlet Court
  • Groceries Online Shopper, Maidstone
  • Groceries Online Driver , Pepper Hill
  • Convenience Team Leader in Training, Tonbridge Shipbourne Road
  • Petrol Customer Service Assistant West Park Farm
  • Convenience Team Leader in Training, Tonbridge, Shipbourne Road
  • Convenience Customer Service Assistant, Tonbridge Shipbourne Road
  • Code Controller, Tunbridge Wells
  • Petrol Customer Service Assistant, Tunbridge Wells
  • Pharmacy Manager Thanet Westwood Cross View
  • General Assistant, Tunbridge Wells
  • Groceries Online Shopper Pepper Hill
  • Convenience Team Leader in Training, Sevenoaks
  • Convenience Customer Service Assistant, Sevenoaks
  • Convenience Deputy Manager, Sevenoaks
  • General Assistant, Sevenoaks
  • General Assistant, Heathfield High Street
  • Groceries Online Driver, Chafford Hundred
  • Groceries Online Driver, Crayford
  • Customer Restaurant Assistant, Wickham High Street
  • Mini Bakery Assistant, Wickham High Street
  • Convenience Customer Service Assistant, Greenwich Kidbrooke Park Rd
  • Convenience Team Leader in Training, Bromley Beckenham Road
  • Team Leader-in-Training Canterbury View

Your Local Store

Local stores with part-time and full-time jobs in Kent include:

Sainsburys Ashford
  • Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8YN
  • 01233 610841
Sainsburys Aylesford
  • Mills Road, Quarry Wood, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7NA
  • 01622 790223
Sainsburys Bexleyheath
  • 70 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DF
  • 020 8298 0376
Sainsburys Bexleyheath
  • 81-87 Avenue Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4EQ
  • 020 8301 5541
Sainsbury's Bexleyheath
  • Market Square, 72 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DF
  • 020 8298 0376

Sainsbury's Beckenham

  • 181 High Street - Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1AH
  • 020 8650 8246

Sainsbury's Broadstairs

  • 426 Margate Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2QG
  • 01843 866091
Sainsbury's Bromley
  • 7 Station Approach, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7EQ
  • 020 8462 9848
Sainsbury's Bromley
  • Walters Yard, West Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1TP
  • 020 8466 6959
Sainsbury's Canterbury
  • Kingsmead Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1BW
  • 01227 456860
Sainsbury's Chatham
  • 68-72 The Pentagon Centre, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4HP
  • 01634 406811

Sainsbury's Chislehurst

  • 73 High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5AG
  • 020 8467 5567
Sainsburys Dartford
  • Priory Center, Instone Rd, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2HS
  • 01322 291666
Sainsburys Dartford
  • Stadium Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 4HW
  • 01322 529254

Sainsburys Deal

  • 36 to 38 West Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AH
  • 01304 371007

Sainsburys Folkestone

  • West Park Farm Industrial Estate, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5GA
  • 01303 850810
Sainsburys Folkestone
  • 5 Bouverie Road West, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2RX
  • 01303 242638
Sainsburys Hayes
  • 7 Station Approach, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7EQ
  • 020 8462 9848

Sainsburys Headcorn

  • 32-34 High Street, Headcorn, Kent, TN27 9NE
  • 01622 892072
Sainsburys Hempstead Valley
  • Spekes Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3PB
  • 01634 382400

Sainsburys Larkfield

  • Mills Road, Quarry Wood, Kent, ME20 7NA
  • 01622 790223
Sainsburys Locksbottom
  • Pallant Way, Locksbottom, Kent, BR6 8NZ
  • 01689 861334

Sainsburys Maidstone

  • Romney Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6SF
  • 01622 681183
Sainsburys Northfleet
  • Wingfield Bank, Pepperhill, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8JH
  • 01474 569318

Sainsburys New Romney

  • Dymchurch Road, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8UF
  • 01797 364437
Sainsburys Orpington
  • 5-7 Homefield Rise, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0RT
  • 01689 823160
Sainsburys Sevenoaks
  • Otford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 5EG
  • 01732 742561
Sainsburys Sidcup
  • 510 Blackfen Road, Sherwood Park Avenue, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9NT
  • 020 8303 6064

Sainsburys Sittingbourne

  • Roman Square, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DN
  • 01795 475877
Sainsburys Tonbridge
  • Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF
  • 01732 359811
Sainsburys Tunbridge Wells
  • St John's Road Local, 60-64 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9PE
  • 01892 518734
Sainsburys Tunbridge Wells
  • Linden Park Rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QL
  • 01892 513270
Sainsburys Welling
  • 147-173 Bellegrove Road, Bellegrove, Welling, Kent, DA16 3QS
  • 020 8303 2287
Sainsburys Wickham
  • 143 to 165 Wickham High Street, BR4 0LU
  • 020 3252 3089
Sainsburys West Wickham
  • 76-84 Station Road, BR4 0PU
  • 020 8777 3759
Sainsburys Whitstable
  • Reeves Way, Chestfield, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3QS
  • 01227 794545

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