Discount supermarket chain Aldi announced it is creating more than 2,000 jobs as it continues in its push to open more than a store per week in the UK.
The employment drives will go on until Christmas, which will boost the number of workers in Aldi’s UK stores to around 40,000. The retailer currently has 920 stores in the UK.
Like most supermarkets responding to the demands of consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, both in store and online, Aldi has not slowed in its quest to serve them. It also continues to be the most affordable shopping option in the UK, as a recent Which? study noted.
“I am unbelievably proud of our amazing Aldi colleagues, and what they have achieved together over the last year,” Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Aldi UK, said. “As we continue to invest in new stores, bringing unbeatable Aldi prices to millions of customers, we’re looking for thousands more colleagues to join our incredible teams across the country. I look forward to welcoming each and every one of them in the future.”
Aldi is sprinkling new stores across the nation, with some in London, Canterbury and Swansea.
As far as positions, Aldi is seeking to hire store assistants, paying them up to £10.57 (£11.32 inside the M25), as well as managers, caretakers, cleaners and store apprentices. In addition, they are looking to recruit 900 workers for their regional distribution centres and 175 more for the head office in Atherstone, Warwickshire.
Aldi’s graduate scheme is also beginning next month, with the retailer looking to bring in more than 80 grads.