J. Sainsbury plc is the parent company of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, commonly known as Sainsbury's, the third largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom with a share of the UK supermarket sector of 16.5%. The group's head office is in the Sainsbury's Store Support Centre in Holborn Circus, City of London. The group also has interests in property and banking.
The founding Sainsbury family still retain approximately 15% of J Sainsbury plc shares (as of May 2008), through various trusts. The family reduced their stake from 35% in 2005. The largest Sainsbury family shareholders are Lord Sainsbury of Turville with 5.83% and Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, who controls just under 3% of the company, and benefits from 1.6% of the equity included in the above. The largest overall shareholder is the investment vehicle of the Qatari royal family who now hold 26.145% of the company.
The Sainsbury's graduate scheme
We have a wide range of exciting graduate and placement opportunities available. Whilst each scheme will see you joining a specific area of our business, you will be able to influence and contribute to improving the shopping experience for all of our 19 million customers wherever you are. So if you want to be a future leader in our fast-paced, large, FTSE 100 business you now just need to decide - which opportunity is right for you?
There are a number of benefits and perks available alongside your salary at Sainsbury's such as subsidised gym memberships, private healthcare, etc.
- Store Development
- Information Technology
- Location Planning
- Product Technology (Food)
- Product Technology (General Merchandise)
- Human Resources
- Merchandising (General Merchandise)
- Buying (Food)
- Buying (General Merchandise)
- Buying (Procurement)
- Product Development (Food)
What you need:
A good degree in any subject, plus relevant skills ranging from leadership, confidence, communication, analytical and business based is necessary.