Aldi plans will create 5,000 jobs

ALDI is to create 5,000 jobs and open 80 new stores this year under expansion plans.

Monday, 15th February 2016, 2:54 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2016, 3:01 pm

The supermarket chain said jobs will include managers, stock assistants and store staff.

The German-owned company currently employs around 28,000 workers in more than 600 stores, so by the end of the year it will have 700 outlets.

All Aldi employees are paid a minimum rate of £8.40 an hour, or £9.45 in London - well above the Government’s new national living wage of £7.40 for adults from April.

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Aldi regional managing director Ruth Doyle said: “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.”

Aldi said it had invested heavily in its Academy, based in Bolton, where recruitment specialists offer training for staff.