Sainsbury's DTD

You’re a digital, tech or data specialist. You live, play, chat, problem solve, and communicate using tech. After all, you don’t go online. You live online. So why would you choose to work for a 150-year-old retailer?

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We’re on a journey. Changing the way we operate. We’re bringing digital, tech and data together like never before. We’re testing. Experimenting. Learning to think nimble. Giving our teams the time and freedom they need to push boundaries. To create amazing systems and technologies. There are thousands of experts to talk to and learn from here. We’ve got data from billions of transactions for you to play with. Things get built here. They get made here. They reach customers and colleagues quickly.

If we combine the thinking of a start-up with our size, knowledge and unmatched resources, we can create a unique kind of rational magic. After all, 70% of people in the UK use our tech. We make deliveries at record speeds. We fill millions of food cupboards each year. Our new approach, backed with big-business influence and knowhow, is precisely why we’re looking for talented people like you to join us on our journey.

DTD Business Areas


Digital is at the heart of everything we do. We’re harnessing and harmonising the capabilities across our multi-brands. And we’re improving the experience for our colleagues and customers. Take our Experience Design, where designers and researchers are creating and iterating new and exciting digital products and services that shape the future of shopping. Or Product Management, where the team bring fresh new products and initiatives to the business.

We’re in a fascinating, ever-changing, ever-accelerating digital landscape. It calls for bold, curious, nimble and talented people who love nothing more than delivering for customers and colleagues time after time.


We want to push boundaries. That’s why we’re given the time, freedom and space to show what we’re made of. At the heart of an ever-changing space, our tech teams create amazing systems and technologies. We give our colleagues and our customers bold and nimble solutions online and in-store.

We understand the importance of testing, experimenting and learning. This approach, combined with our huge infrastructure and wealth of knowledge and experience, means flow diagrams can become apps and wireframes can become websites in weeks. In short, our ideas get made, launched and used. By millions.


We don’t think we’re exaggerating when we say we have the most exciting data set in the country. We’re a multi-channel, multi-brand business with the UK’s largest loyalty scheme, a huge online platform and millions of customers.

All in all, this is 1.2 billion transactions, throwing up a volume, depth and complexity of data that few can match. And through the insights gained, we help shape the way the nation shops. Here you’ll have space to play, analyse and problem-solve. And we have hundreds of experts for you to talk to and learn from while you do so.

Combine this scale with our experimental approach to work and in-built dynamism, and you get a special kind of rational magic – where you’ll make millions of customers’ and colleagues’ lives easier, better, healthier and greener.

Our Culture

Our vision is to be the most trusted retailer, where people love to work and shop. That means harnessing the talent, creativity and diversity of our colleagues to ensure that customers receive great service every time they shop with us. We invest in training, development and multiple initiatives to ensure our teams feel enabled to offer the best shopping experience to our customers and that Sainsbury’s is truly a ‘Great Place to Work’.

We offer an environment where everyone can thrive. Somewhere our 185,000 colleagues can become the best versions of themselves. We think that’s a pretty good place to start. Flexible working and job share conversations are encouraged. Across our multi-brands, we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer that champions a diverse and inclusive culture. If you’re reading this, even if you’re not 100% sure you’re there with your experience, we’d still love to hear from you.

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Tech Stack

Our tech stack includes, but is not limited to:

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Our Benefits

Colleague discount card

  • 12 weeks into your role, you’re eligible for a handy 10% off your shop. That’s every time you spend with Sainsbury’s or Argos, in store and online.
  • You can also receive a massive 25% off Habitat in store. And you can nominate a second user for your card, be that your mother, brother or significant other (as long as you live at the same address)

Annual bonus scheme

  • While our bonus schemes vary across different sites and roles, they all share the same feel-good factor. Good to know.


  • Planning for your future? So are we. We’ll automatically enroll you onto our pension scheme. And we’ll give you free life cover, equating to a year’s pay. If you choose to pay more with Step Up contributions, then your pension and life cover increases.
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  • Whilst holiday allowances vary across roles, we offer a paid holiday entitlement that grows as your career does.

Love it

  • Enjoy group outings and fun activities? The you’ll love “love it!”. Love it is the home for hundreds of exclusive discounts and savings at over a thousand retailers, including restaurants, cinemas and retail stores. What’s not to love?

Awards for long service

  • We owe so much to our long-serving colleagues. That’s why we’re all about rewarding their continuous service and celebrating their key milestones. Just the way it should be.

Season ticket loans

  • Been here for 12 weeks or more and passed your probation? Then you’re eligible for our interest-free loan to purchase an annual or 6-month travel card.
  • The cost of getting to and from work just got more affordable!

Cycle to work scheme

  • Hire a brand new bike and cycling equipment from Sainsbury’s, and we’ll give you a 10% discount on the cost of the bike. That means you’ll save money on tax and National Insurance, while you’re saving the planet.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • The wellbeing of all our colleagues is really important to us, so we have an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • The service is confidential and free of charge to all colleagues who may need short term support such as counselling, legal advice, or debt advice.

Sainsbury’s Social Association (SSA)

  • Enjoy group outings and fun activities? Then you’ll love this. As SSA members, you and your partner are entitled to exclusive leisure discounts. That makes the small joining fee truly worthwhile.


  • We want to support colleagues taking time out to have a family. In addition to statutory shared parental leave, our enhanced leave policies mean that once you’ve been working with us for 1 year you can take 14 weeks of maternity leave paid at 90% followed by a further 25 weeks at the statutory rate of pay.
  • We offer 2 weeks fully paid paternity leave once you’ve worked with us for 6 months.
  • We also offer a variety of flexible working options helping our colleagues to balance their home and work commitments.


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33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT, GB


Arndale Tower, Manchester, M4 3AQ, GB


North View, Walsgrave Triange, Coventry CV2 2SJ, GB

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Our Interview Process


Search online

Click apply.


Complete your details

Now, fill in your details. For some roles we may ask you to upload documents. (If we ask for a CV make sure it’s organised and up to date).


Online assessment(s)

Next, we might also ask you to complete one or more online assessments. This could include a verbal or numerical reasoning test, a personality questionnaire or a situational judgement test.


Next steps?

Then, we’ll let you know if you’re through to the next stage. This will usually be via email.


Your interview

And if you have been selected for interview, nice work! For a retail role, we’ll ask you to schedule an interview online, and for Store Support Centre roles, someone from our recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview with you.


We'll be in touch

It won’t be long before we get in touch to let you know the outcome of your interview and next steps.


Final stage assessment

We might invite you to a second interview or assessment stage (this is usually only for our Store Support Centre roles). This could include an exercise such as a presentation or case study – something that’s relevant to the role you’re applying for.


Decision time!

Our recruitment team, or the store you’ve applied to, will soon be in touch to let you know the outcome. If we feel you’re a good match for the role, then we’ll offer you the job and your contract will be sent through to you via email. Hooray! (With our retail roles, you’ll need to accept within 3 days).


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