Sainsbury's Post Graduate Placement

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 09:30

Post Graduate Project - Nutrition

This is a unique opportunity to apply your academic expertise to fascinating business questions. Taking responsibility for your own special project at Sainsbury’s, you’ll dive deep into a 12-month journey of investigation and exploration. The answers you discover will have a real, positive impact on the experiences of our customers. 

Your project is all about identifying the nutrition related opportunities and risks facing our customers right now, and in the future beyond 2020. We strive to be strong and competitive when it comes to nutrition, so we can enable our customers to live healthier lives. You will support the management of research that we are carrying out in partnership with other organisations around the world. What’s more, you will play a part in further developing our collaborative relationships with key centres of excellence in the area of nutrition and health research. As you forge links with experts across government, industry and academia, you’ll build on and complement your existing expertise in science and nutrition. You will learn a huge amount about applying research in a commercial environment, while deepening your skills in data analysis and insight. You’ll also develop excellent judgement and strong influencing skills. 

Thanks to the specialist knowledge and fresh view you bring, we’ll become better than ever. By sharing your expertise with colleagues, you’ll help to deliver a step change in skills and understanding within the team where your project is based. Your colleagues and line manager will play an active part in supporting your own development, too. You’ll enjoy a full induction plus access to training and learning, guidance and coaching. This is sure to be one of the most memorable projects you’re ever part of.

To be equal to this exciting opportunity you’ll need a relevant science or nutrition Masters or PhD. Your academic knowledge and ability to apply it to this project question is much more important than any industry experience. We’ll expect you to be able to take ownership of driving your project forward, though there’s no need to lead other people. The ability to keep senior people here at Sainsbury’s informed of your progress is vital, so you’ll need to be a clear and engaging communicator.

Closing date is Sunday 24th March

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