- Sainsbury ­ has 4,000 vacancies out of 135,000 jobs, with 40% staff retention. It takes on 120 graduates earning £18,000 and doesn't demand a better degree in head office - Somerfield ­ stable vacancies and retention, takes on 25 graduates a year - Asda ­ recently recruited 50 graduates through its Talent Store programme, requires a 2:1 for logistics and finance and a 2:2 for retail posts. Starting salary is £17,000 - Safeway ­ has 38.7% turnover, and 10,000 vacancies (due to new format work) average starting salary of £19,500, takes on 30 graduates a year, and doesn't need a better degree for head office - Tesco ­ does not collate store based vacancies centrally. Its turnover stands at 28.8%. Tesco is recruiting 150 graduates this year (three times more than last year). Candidates must hold a 2:1 degree for the support office scheme or a 2:2 for the store based one. Starting salary is £18,000. {{COVER FEATURE }}