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Aldi To Create 4,000 UK Jobs In 2017

06 Jan 2017

Aldi To Create 4,000 UK Jobs In 2017

Aldi has announced a new round of expansion which will see the German chain open 70 new stores, creating around 4,000 supermarket jobs in the UK.

The move will see Aldi pass through the 30,000 employees mark some time in 2017, with a total headcount of 33,000 expected by the end of this year.

The 4,000 new jobs at Aldi will be a mix of in-store roles and warehouse positions as the chain is set to open its 700th supermarket in the United Kingdom next month. Aldi has plans to open around 60 new supermarkets in each of the next five years, to take it through its 1,000 store target before the end of 2022.

Aldi has also revealed that it is raising its minimum wage from £8.40 an hour to £8.53 an hour at the start of February, a rise which the German firm says will make it the ‘highest-paying supermarket’ in the UK. In London, Aldi will pay its staff a minimum of £9.45 an hour from next month.

Aldi UK’s operations chief executive, Matthew Barnes, said: “We recognise the valuable contribution that our thousands of store employees make every day.”

“Their dedication and commitment is a key reason why Aldi is the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket,” added Mr Barnes.

You can find out more about roles at the German supermarket chain on our company profile for Aldi. For more general information about this sort of work, you can also take a look at our guide to supermarket vacancies across the UK.

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