How do I decide which role is right for me?

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.

I am interested in applying, what does the application process look like?

The application process is different depending on the role but to get a general idea of what your application process might look like, please click here. For specific information relating to Sainsbury’s Argos Colleagues please click here.

How should I prepare myself for the process after making an application?

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.

How will I know if my application has been successful?

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 I am unsuccessful will I get feedback?

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.

Do I need to let my line manager know that I am applying for another internal 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

Are there any restrictions that would stop me applying through insidemove.co.uk?

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/

What if I do not have the entry requirements for a role?

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.

I am having a problem with the website, what should I do?

If you are having problems with the website, you should first try to load the website using a different browser. If the problem persists, you should remove any extensions or Ad-Blockers installed in the browser and ensure that JavaScript is enabled.

Am I more likely to get a role if it is in the same business area as I am currently working in?

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.

How do I know if a business area that I have never worked in before will suit me?

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.

I am a store colleague, can I use Inside Move to apply for an SSC role?

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.

Can Bank colleagues use Inside Move?

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.

Does Inside Move show roles in all locations?

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.

What are career alerts?

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.

How do I stop career alerts?

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”.

Can I still receive career alerts if I leave Sainsbury’s?

As Inside Move is the site for colleagues to make internal moves, you will need to switch off your job alerts by logging into your profile, and setting “Receive Alerts” to “No”. You can then register on sainsburys.jobs if you wish to receive alerts for public vacancies.

Are all of the roles on Inside Move still available?

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.

I think I want to apply for a role but I need some more information on it first, what should I do?

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.

What support do you offer disabled colleagues?

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.

Can I apply for more than one role at a time?

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.

I'm a hiring manager and I need help with recruiting for a live vacancy, who should I ask?

There are a number of tools designed for hiring managers that you can access on OurSainsburys.co.uk. This includes guidance on how to write job descriptions, how to design your interview and what the hiring process looks like.

What do I do if I've forgotten my password?

You should click the Forgotten Password link on the Career alerts page and follow the instructions to reset your password.

What do I do if my details have changed or I want to change the search criteria on my profile?

You can update them by logging in on the Career alerts page and clicking on the Update Profile link.

What details do you store?

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.

I have looked through the FAQs and I still do not have an answer to my question, what should I do?

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.

If I’m having trouble applying , is there anyone I can speak to?

Yes If you need assistance we are available on 0345 602 3860.

What happens to my contract if my application is successful?

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.

Can I recommend a friend for a Sainsbury’s vacancy?

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.

Can I register for Career alerts?

Yes, you can register for career alerts for Sainsbury’s vacancies.

Can I apply to a position in store on Inside Move?

Yes, you can. All Sainsbury’s in-store and store support centre roles can be applied for on Inside Move.

How do I compare my current grade to the grades advertised within Sainsbury’s?

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.

How do I find the right role if I can’t compare to my current grade/salary banding?

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.

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