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Sainsbury’s joins Aldi and Tesco in huge festive recruitment drive

Sainsbury’s joins Aldi and Tesco in huge festive recruitment drive
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Posted:
17/10/2023
Updated:
17/10/2023

Sainsbury’s will offer 22,000 temporary jobs for workers during the upcoming Christmas period.

The supermarket giant is recruiting 20,000 temporary staff to help with the festive period, plus 2,000 more jobs will be on offer across Argos stores.

Workers will be able to apply for roles in stores and in warehouses, with jobs including serving customers, restocking shelves, and fulfilling online orders by picking, packing, and delivering products.

Temporary staff members will be employed on fixed-term contracts ranging from three to 12 weeks. The pay on offer which exceeds the National Living Wage rates stands between £11 and £11.95 per hour in store roles and fulfilment warehouse jobs (varies by location).

Meanwhile, delivery drivers have a pay rate of between £12 and £13.45 per hour (again, varies by location).

New starters will also benefit from an enhanced discount of 15% at Sainsbury’s every Friday and Saturday, plus 15% off at Argos every payday Friday. Further, temporary colleagues will receive free food during shifts, plus an additional discount card for a family member or friend living at the same address.

Prerana Issar, chief people officer at Sainsbury’s, said: “⁠With Christmas just around the corner, we’re gearing up to serve our customers brilliantly this festive season.

“This is the busiest time in the retail calendar, and we are looking for people with a passion for good food who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and are committed to providing brilliant customer service. This is a perfect opportunity to kickstart a career with Sainsbury’s, and we can’t wait to welcome new and returning faces this Christmas.”

Fellow supermarket stores Aldi and Tesco have announced similar recruitment drives in the last week. Tesco is searching for 30,000 workers to join its ranks this Christmas, while budget chain Aldi will take on 3,000 new employees to help meet festive demand.