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Welcome to the Yourcounty Sainsbury's jobs in Kent page. We have been publishing supermarket recruitment and job help pages for more than twelve years, in that time we've seen tens of thousands of visits to our Sainsburys pages. One of the things we've observed is that the majority of people who visit our pages are looking for local vacancies and information rather than the full spectrum of the national recruitment details. Taking the views of our users and researchers into account we published a more locally featured guide.
The result of this process is a 'stripped down' Kent based feature including information about local stores and local opportunities. Follow this link if you want to see our full recruitment feature including Graduate Recruitment. It also holds some general information that you might find useful in completing your application.
One of the most important aspects of our pages is the value we place on user and researcher thoughts. If you have worked for Sainsbury's in Kent or have experience of their recruitment process we'd welcome your feedback, our contact details are below.
You may not know it but for nearly six years Sainsbury's have been operating an 'internet only' recruitment policy. So this means you'll need to get online if you want to apply for a job, current vacancies at the http://sainsburys.jobs/ page.
J Sainsbury's plc brands its supermarkets simply as Sainsbury's. They have been running successfully for over 150 years and some of the family of the founders are still involved in the business. From an 'in store' recruitment perspective there are a few paths to take. All are detailed on the official website. they include Jobs For Under 18s. In Store Vacancies, Store Management and Pharmacy Jobs.
The most public face of the company is actually the customer facing store staff; this is where most of the vacancies occur and include: Confectioners, Counter Assistants, Checkout Assistants, General Assistants, Restaurant Staffs, Customer Service Assistants and Petrol Customer Service Assistants. Internet shopping is a growing area of the business and one where there are increasing job opportunities for online shoppers and delivery drivers. The projections are that online shopping is continuing to increase.
At the time of writing, permanent jobs in Kent included:
In the time we've been running recruitment pages we've collected a wide range of information that may of general help to people undertaking a recruitment process, they include:
Research - Employers expect staff to know something about the organisation and the job they are applying for. Get some background information.
Be Specific - If you pick a particular role that you are most suited to rather than making a general blanket application it might be the best route to impressing your potential employer.
Customer Service - Supermarkets place a very high importance on customer service skills and abilities. On your application you should draw on all your customer service background and emphasise its relevance to the role you're applying for.
Relevant - Pull together everything from your past and present career, personal life and demonstrate your suitability for the chosen role and your 'fit' within the organisation.
The Whole Persona - As a general rule organisations like to employ well rounded individuals, capable of meeting their commitments, taking responsibility and building a career. Try and show something of your full personality on the application.
Accuracy - If you make simple mistakes on the application form it will not leave a good impression.
If you're application is successful you are likely to be invited to an interview, there may also be testing, and assessments depending on the role that you have applied for.
If you're thinking about making an application to the firm, take a look around your local store, get a feel for the place and accumulate some knowledge that will help both your application and any eventual interview that you are asked to attend.
This is a page under constant improvement. If you have some feedback about working for Sainsburys or their recruitment process you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We take care over our content but we're happy to correct any factual errors, please see our disclaimer.
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