Aldi has announced that it will be recruiting around 5,000 store staff during 2016 to support the supermarket’s ongoing expansion throughout the UK.
Aldi has revealed plans to open over 80 stores this year, taking the business’s overall estate to 700 outlets, and recruitment is already underway for both new and existing stores, with a variety of part and full time opportunities nationwide.
All Aldi UK hourly-rate employees now receive a living wage, minimum rate of £8.40 (£9.45 per hour in Greater London), in a move that maintains Aldi’s position as the best supermarket employer in Britain.
Aldi is aiming to attract ambitious applicants with a background in management and a passion to work in a dynamic, fast-paced retail role for its store management roles, with around 100 Store Manager and up to 500 Assistant Store Manager vacancies currently available.
Aldi is particularly looking for candidates who have experience of managing teams of at least eight people for its store management positions. Store Managers are responsible for the overall management of the store and driving team performance, and in return, they benefit from an attractive package with a starting salary of £43,000 rising to £56,000, a company pension and comprehensive training package. Assistant Store Manager roles start at £30,000, rising to £36,500 after four years, with the opportunity to progress into a Store Manager position.
Aldi also has around 450 Deputy Store Manager vacancies for those individuals with retail experience looking to take their first steps into management. Deputy Store Managers are expected to work closely with the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager and have the responsibility of managing the store team in their absence. Deputy Store Manager roles start from 30 hours per week, with a starting salary of £9.40 per hour rising to £11.00 per hour, plus £4.00 extra per hour when managing the store.
Aldi has nearly 4,000 Store and Stock Assistant positions available in stores across the UK, with full training provided over a six week period. Store Assistant roles are available from 15 to 30 hours a week, with salaries starting at £8.40 per hour, rising to £10.00 per hour, and realistic prospects for progression. Stock Assistants roles start from 10 hours per week, with a starting salary of £8.40 per hour.
Aldi has also invested heavily in its Academy, located at a new state-of-the-art regional distribution centre in Bolton, and comprising around thirteen recruitment and training specialists to ensure the business continues to provide comprehensive and innovate training packages for its employees.
Ruth Doyle, Aldi Regional Managing Director, commented: “To support our continued expansion and the ongoing performance of our existing stores, it’s important that we attract the right candidates across all of our roles. We’re looking for individuals with a real passion for retail who are seeking a long-term career with a growing and ambitious business.
“Aldi provides all staff with extensive training and development opportunities to ensure they have the necessary skills to make a real success of their career.”
Further information on stores which are currently recruiting, along with details about how to apply, can be found on Aldi’s recruitment website, www.aldirecruitment.co.uk.
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Aldi to recruit 5,000 store staff and open 80 stores in 2016.