Sainsbury’s Important Info & FAQs

Some things, you only need to know. Like how to locate local vacancies, or how long it takes to apply. Here, you will find your answers.

Applicants under 18

You have to be of compulsory school leaving age to be considered for a role with us. (Leaving era does vary in various areas of the UK. Visit to learn more.)

And to work in certain sections, you must be aged 18 or over. You will see the need highlighted for our online delivery driver and convenience shop functions, or for places handling certain products. In addition, you need to be at least 18 to perform shift work that covers hours earlier than 6 am, or later than 11 pm.

Right to work in the united kingdom

It is our obligation to guarantee anyone we employ is lawfully eligible to work in Britain. And that is before your employment starts. So don’t be surprised when we ask you to offer proof, at either your assessment or your interview.
Visit to discover which files you need to show us.

Criminal Convictions

Rest assured that we are an inclusive employer. So what we’re searching for is potential. We don’t think a criminal record is always a reason to reject your application, but there are particular convictions which might stop us from taking your application further.

Why can not I see any vacancies for my local shop on the recruiting site?
If we do not have any deductions, they won’t appear on our site. But it’s well worth checking back regularly. Even if we are not searching for someone today, we could be tomorrow.


Sainsbury’s Important Info & FAQs

  • How will I know if my application was successful?

If your program has been successful, we will either send you an email or give you a call to let you know.

  • Can I need to show any documentation through the recruitment process?

We need to see proof of your age and your right to work in the UK (that is your passport or visa if you are a non-UK/EU citizen). Applying for a job as an internet driver? Show us you have at least one year’s driving experience and no more than 6 points on your license.

  • For a shop function, can I work various hours to the ones advertised?

We market the hours we need you to get the job done. Whilst we’ll attempt to make reasonable adjustments, only apply for a job if you’re able to work the vast majority of the hours advertised.

  • It varies, depending on the role you are applying for.

We may ask you to upload your CV or take an online test. (Allow a lot of time for this, somewhere you are not likely to be upset.) Thenwe might invite you to reserve your interview within seven days.

  • Can I select the date and time for my interview?

We will do our best to match around you. Sometimes, we only have restricted dates for interviews accessible — please be flexible.

  • How do I change my interview slot?

For store roles, so long as it is not the exact same day as your interview, you can log in the link you used to reserve your slot. If you can not attend any of the other times, contact the shop directly. (Cancel and you won’t have the ability to rebook.) For shop support center roles, get in contact with your recruitment consultant.

  • Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

There is nothing to stop you. But we advise if you are asking for a shop role, which you simply apply for the changes you are able to commit to.