Sainsbury’s creates 18,000 seasonal roles to deliver best Xmas

Sainsbury’s is creating 18,000 additional seasonal jobs to ensure customers receive outstanding service this Christmas. 15,000 roles have been created at Sainsbury’s, 2,000 roles at Argos and 1,000 in logistics.

The new temporary colleagues will help throughout Sainsbury’s and Argos stores, serving customers, keeping shelves stocked and picking, packing and delivering online orders. Logistics colleagues will be working in warehouses and ensuring product arrives at stores across the country, ready for customers to enjoy.

Sainsbury’s is committed to offering leading rates of colleague pay and in September announced a second pay rise and a total yearly investment of £150 million. Sainsbury’s and Argos temporary Christmas store colleagues will join existing colleagues and receive the higher pay of £10.25 and £11.30 in London.

As well as leading pay, colleagues who join Sainsbury’s and Argos for its peak season will benefit from a generous colleague discount card and free food during shifts for the first time.

Angie Risley, Group HR Director, shared, “We are really excited to be able to welcome an additional 18,000 colleagues to our team to ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers this Christmas.

'It is a special time of year but it’s also busy, and with more customers returning to do more of their shopping in-store, this investment in service will ensure customers can find whatever they need to celebrate this year easily and conveniently.

“We know how tough it is for households right now and as well as excellent value for customers we are committed to leading colleague pay. Our new higher base rate, colleague discount and free food during shifts ensures colleagues will be well-rewarded for their hard work.”

Temporary colleagues will work up until 7th January 2023 on fixed term contracts of between three and 12 weeks.