When thinking about which role would suit you best, there are always a number of considerations for you to think carefully about. Inside Move allows you to search for roles using four of these considerations: location, division, grade and if you are looking for a SSC role, your skills and capabilities.
Using the different search functions and thinking about where it is possible for you to work, what divisions you could see yourself working in, what grade is relevant and what skills you think you could bring to a role, we think that you will be able to search for the roles that are most suitable for you. When exploring the roles that result from a search you should read each job description carefully, this will give you a good understanding of the role and if it ticks your boxes for your next move.
We would always recommend that you think carefully about why you are the right person for the role and how you might be able to present these thoughts to others. You can find useful guidance on how best to prepare yourself for different stages of the process by clicking here.
If your application is successful we will make contact with you using the details on your application, please make sure that these are correct.
If you have attended an interview or another face-to-face assessment, you will always be given feedback to explain why your application was not successful. Unfortunately, where you have been unsuccessful before this stage and where there has been a large number of applications for the role, the hiring manager will not always be able to give you feedback but this should not put you off thinking about how you could have performed better and applying for another role.
Yes, you need to let your line manager know that you are applying for another role.
If you are a Sainsbury’s colleague applying for a store role on Inside Move, a copy of your application will automatically go to the store that you are applying to and to your current store.
Please note that Sainsbury’s Argos colleagues will need to apply for store roles via www.Sainsburys.jobs
You must be employed by Sainsbury's or Sainsbury’s Argos and you must have completed your 12 week probationary period to apply using Inside Move. If not, you should apply using our external jobs site http://sainsburys.jobs/
Entry requirements are used to make sure that applicants would be able to do the role that is being advertised. These are continuously reviewed to be sure that this is the only reason that they are used and if the scope of the role is changed these entry requirements may change. Unfortunately, where you do not meet the entry requirements for a role we will not be able to progress your application. However, there will be a number of other opportunities that do not have entry requirements or that have ones that you do meet.
Absolutely not, the hiring manager will always hire the best person for the job even if that candidate has not worked in that business area before. Sometimes it can be an advantage that you have worked in a different areas of the business because you may have developed skills and knowledge that would be new to the team.
Working in a new business area can help you to gain new skills, experiences and contacts and so it is definitely worth thinking about. If you want to learn more about the business areas within Sainsbury's, click here.
To find out more information and what the typical roles are in each area of the business, click here. This will help you to get a better understanding of the business areas that you are unfamiliar with. Another way for you to get more insight into a particular business area is arranging to meet with colleagues that already work there to ask them about their experiences.
Yes you can, Inside Move is a great way for you to see all of the different roles available in various areas of the business and is designed to help you find development opportunities within Sainsbury's that might be different to the role that you already do. Equally, it can show SSC colleagues development opportunities in stores too.
Please note that if you are a Sainsbury’s Argos Colleague whilst you will be able to search and view all Sainsbury’s vacancies in store – you must apply via www.Sainsburys.jobs
Yes, Bank colleagues can use Inside Move when looking for a new role. If you are a colleague looking for a role within the Bank, you should use Inside Move and the external site for Bank jobs http://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/jobs/ to see the full range of roles on offer.
At this time, Inside Move shows roles in all locations except for Asia.
Please note that Inside Move will show all roles within Sainsbury’s. If you are interested in roles at Sainsbury’s Argos, please click here.
Career alerts are generated when a role that matches the preferences has become available. You will be sent a weekly email to the email address that you have entered on the ‘Register for Career alerts’ page with any new roles that have become available. You can also see these by logging on to Inside Move regularly.
If you no longer wish to receive the Inside Move career alerts you can disable them by simply logging into your profile, and then set “Receive Alerts” to “No”.
Yes, Inside Move roles are all internal vacancies, when a role is filled it will stop showing on Inside Move. Where there is no role that is a suitable fit you should check back regularly or register to receive career alerts to see when roles become available.
First, you should read the job description carefully. A job description is usually detailed and will help you to understand whether you meet the entry requirements for the role, whether your skills are a good fit and will help you to decide if it is for you.
As an employer, we are committed to giving all of our people a fair chance in the recruitment process. If you do need additional support, please make contact with the person who has contacted you to arrange your interview as early as possible in your application process to talk through what adjustments you may require. Colleagues will be on hand to discuss anything you want to talk about in confidence.
Yes, you can apply for more than one role at a time but the application process and preparing for it does take time and commitment. You should think carefully about the number of applications that you can have in progress at any one time without compromising the quality of any of them, whilst still being able to perform the responsibilities in your current role.
There are a number of tools designed for hiring managers that you can access on Connect. This includes guidance on how to write job descriptions, how to design your interview and what the hiring process looks like.
You can update them by logging in on the Career alerts page and clicking on the Update Profile link.
We only store information if you choose to use the Career alerts service and we will only store the details that you provide when registering your account.
If your question is not answered in the above FAQs, please contact your Line Manager or a member of the Recruitment Team who will be able to help you or put you in touch with someone who can.
In October 2017, we moved to our new HR system, meaning all internal applications are linked to a colleagues Sainsbury’s record. As Argos colleagues are currently on a different system, we need to manually create a candidate record for you to ensure the whole process runs smoothly. We hope this is only a temporary measure.
Yes If you need assistance we are available on 0161 828 7180.
If you are successful, please note that whilst you will keep your continuous service, you will be offered a new contract and new terms and conditions will apply once you accept the offer and become a Sainsbury’s colleague.
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to accept recommend a friend referrals from Sainsbury’s Argos Colleagues, however we will be exploring this for the future.
Yes, you can register for career alerts for Sainsbury’s vacancies.
Unfortunately at this time you will only be able to apply for vacancies in our Store Support Centres via Inside Move – please visit Sainsburys.jobs to apply for any in-store vacancies.
Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre grades start at C2, and then increase in number up to C6, followed by Senior Manager (SM) and Director (DD) roles. Senior Manager roles tend to be the most senior roles that are usually advertised on this site.
Whilst there is no exact comparison, your recruiter will have a general terms and benefit guide for each grade as its important you understand the new terms and conditions that you would move to, should you move into a Sainsbury’s role. This document can be requested through your existing HR contact, or can be provided by the Sainsbury's internal recruiter once you’ve applied for the role.
The best way is to search jobs by function, rather than by grade. You can select as many functions as you like, or you can narrow down to just one if you have a preference. Looking at the job description and key requirements should give you a good idea of the level of the role, and if you are unsure you can check with a HR colleague.