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Aldi Boosts Wages & Creates Thousands Of New UK Jobs

23 Jan 2019

Aldi Boosts Wages & Creates Thousands Of New UK Jobs

German discount supermarket chain Aldi has announced thousands of new UK jobs and has promised a pay rise for all of its workers.

The retailer is to open around 65 new stores during 2019 in a move which will create around 2,500 new supermarket jobs in the UK.

In addition to the hundreds of vacancies being created by Aldi nationwide this year, the company has also boosted the wages of all employees.

From the first of next month, Store Assistants at Aldi will see their hourly pay rise from £8.85 an hour to £9.10 outside of London. Inside the capital, the same employees will soon receive £10.55 per hour, up from the current level of £10.20.

And, it doesn’t end there. Within three years, those hourly rates will jump to £10.41 and £10.89 respectively, closing the pay gap nationally.

Aldi takes on staff at all levels - from entry level positions like apprenticeships, right up to graduate level programmes. Some university leavers who join Aldi can now expect starting salaries of up to £58,000, rising to more £75,000 within the first four years. If that’s not enough then some graduates will also see an Audi A4 thrown in as part of their welcome package.

Other perks for staff at Aldi include an enhanced employer pension contribution scheme and up to five weeks annual holiday entitlement.

Commenting on the recruitment push at the supermarket, Giles Hurley, chief executive for Aldi in the UK, said: “Our store colleagues do a fantastic job every day and the excellent service they provide to customers is a key reason why we are the UK's fastest-growing supermarket.”

“We're committed to being the best supermarket employer in Britain and this means rewarding our colleagues for the excellent job they do with market-leading rates of pay and opportunities to progress their career at Aldi,” added Mr Hurley.

Aldi now boasts 800 stores across the UK but has expansion plans to increase their portfolio by a further 50 per cent to reach 1,200 supermarkets over the next few years.

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