Sainsburys - Graduate Management Trainee
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SainsburyÆs is one of the UKÆs largest food retailers, and we also have interests in financial services and property. We employ 150,000 people; operate more than 580 stores in the UK. We are expanding rapidly, and have exciting plans for the future.
Our market has been particularly tough over the last 10 years. In 1995 we were the largest supermarket in the UK; today weÆre number three. Even though we achieved profits of ú675 million last year and remain an immensely powerful and well-respected business, weÆre not happy with this situation, and weÆre redoubling our efforts to recapture lost territory.
In fact, a massive change programme is underway here. WeÆre developing innovative ideas, challenging retail conventions and finding exciting new ways to create better quality products at good value prices. Our problems have opened the door for genuinely fresh thinking, and thereÆs a really positive buzz here.
We operate 7 different graduate schemes:
- Retail Management
- Product Quality & Development
- Supply Chain
In addition to your on the job training, we also offer a training package that aims to develop skills such as impact & influence, project management and team dynamics.
Training and Development
A number of our schemes also include professional qualifications:
- CIMA for Finance
- CIPD for Human Resources
- CIM for Marketing
We welcome applications from any degree discipline and grade û our assessment process aims to measure your capability to perform within the role. Retail experience may also be useful in terms of your understanding of the wider industry.
For our Finance scheme, we look for a 2:1 degree, and for Product Quality & Development, a background in food science is preferable though not a pre-requisite for getting onto the scheme.
To review a full range of graduate case studies, please visit our graduate recruitment website on www.sainsburys.co.uk/graduates - here you can find out more about what is actually involved in our graduate schemes and what SainsburyÆs graduates do on a day-to-day basis.
Salary for our 2005 graduate scheme is ú21,700 and is currently being reviewed for 2006 entry.