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In January, Sainsbury’s announced a review of its central costs and structures, which formed part of the strategic review of the business and plan to save £500m over three years. These savings will help Sainsbury’s focus on the areas that really matter to customers and invest in areas such as Digital and Technology in order to evolve for the future.

In this announcement, Sainsbury’s confirmed that some functions in Store Support (office based roles) locations in London, Coventry and Manchester would reduce by around 500 roles, spread across all divisions and grades in store support centres. This number did not impact the overall headcount for people employed at Sainsbury’s, as it did not take into account areas of growth such as Digital and Technology. This is why more roles are required to build specialist teams of coders, digital designers, engineers, testers and operators to equip the business for the future.

At the heart of this lies a vision for Sainsbury’s to be a world-class Digital and Technology function to deliver great services for customers.

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