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Aldi To Create 4,000 More Supermarket Jobs Across The UK

28 Sep 2020

Aldi To Create 4,000 More Supermarket Jobs Across The UK

German discount grocery chain Aldi has announced expansion plans which will create 4,000 more supermarket jobs across the United Kingdom.

The jobs are in addition to the 3,000 permanent roles already created at Aldi in 2020 and the 4,000 new vacancies will be filled throughout 2021.

Aldi is embarking on a new round of store expansions and improvement which will create hundreds of new jobs in many parts of the UK and Ireland.

In the latest £1.3 billion expansion plans, the retailer says it will open 100 new supermarkets and ‘modernise’ a further 100 existing stores.

Eventually, Aldi hopes to grow its portfolio of stores in the UK up to 1,200 supermarkets over the next five years. The company currently operates from just short of 900 supermarkets so looks on track to hit its target before the end of 2025.

With an average of around 40 vacancies created with each Aldi opening, the supermarket chain will have created 7,000 new jobs throughout 2020 and 2021.

The German company prides itself on how much it pays its employees, offering a minimum of £9.40 per hour to its 36,000+ members of staff.

Announcing the new jobs and expansion scheme whilst praising his staff’s efforts throughout the pandemic, Aldi UK and Ireland’s Chief Executive Officer, Giles Hurley, said: “The response to the challenge presented by the Covid-19 pandemic was both heroic and historic. As ever, our 36,000 colleagues and thousands of suppliers rose to the challenge of feeding the nation with tremendous skill and courage.”

“With the UK’s economic outlook increasingly uncertain, families are more concerned about their grocery bills than ever. We’ve seen before that our customers need us most in times of financial hardship, which is why our commitment to remain Britain’s lowest-priced supermarket is more important than ever,” added Mr Hurley.

With over 18 million shoppers entering its stores last year, Aldi became Britain’s fifth biggest grocer after Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons.

You can find out more about working at those top five grocery chains (and many more) in our article about student jobs in UK supermarkets.

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