This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working at Sainsbury's
"Use as much past experience as you can. "
Property Graduate, Property at Sainsbury's
"Regardless of role, you must have a passion for retail. Visit a Sainsbury's store and talk to the management team to get a proper insight before attending your assessment centre."
HR Graduate Trainee, at Sainsbury's
"Love retail, not the corporate atmosphere. "
Marketing Executive, at Sainsbury's
"Research the company online before applying, stay calm at the assessment centre, be polite and friendly "
HR Graduate, at Sainsbury's
"Speak to a graduate who has gone through the scheme and ask them what happened to them at the end. Do this at the start of the grad scheme. "
Retail Graduate Scheme 2011, Retail at Sainsbury's
"Research the company thoroughly and keep up to date with latest industry news"
Buyer, at Sainsbury's
"Be yourself in the interview, the main skill required is that of managing and building relationships."
IT Business Analyst, Information Security at Sainsbury's
"Keep up to date with retail news. It isn't a question of 'are you right for Sainsbury's?' but more importantly 'is Sainsbury's right for you?'"
IT Graduate, at Sainsbury's
"- Detailed online application - Telephone interview - 2 Assessment Centres - Final stage interview - Know the company, their vision and future plans "
Graduate Leadership Trainee 2020, at Sainsbury's
"A series of online testing. A telephone interview and if successful an assessment centre concluded. At the assessment the day was split into 4 parts. An interview. A presentation (prepared before hand) a group task and a role play. All staff made you feel at ease and lunch was provided! I ended up working for a store manager who interviewed me that day! "
Graduate Trainee , Retail at Sainsbury's