German discount supermarket Aldi has announced plans for 70 new stores which will create around 4,000 full and part time jobs in the UK.
The new Aldi supermarkets will be located all across the United Kingdom with an average of more than 50 full or part time vacancies being created at each new store.
A further 80 existing Aldi stores are earmarked for revamps as the supermarket chain aims to add 300 new stores over the next five years to reach 1,000 outlets across the UK.
The new recruitment drive will see Aldi take their UK staffing levels through 30,000, increasing their headcount by over ten per cent before 2022.
Worldwide, Aldi trades in 18 countries and has more than 10,000 stores, employing thousands of people in a variety of full and part time retail roles.
Aldi’s UK chief executive Matthew Barnes said: “We need more high-performing individuals to help us achieve our growth plans. In return we offer market-leading pay and benefits and career development opportunities that are unrivalled in the supermarket sector. The success of Aldi in the UK is due to the hard work and commitment of our employees, and they are crucial to our future expansion plans.”
“Our approach is to recruit the best people in retail and invest in their long-term career development to ensure they operate in an environment where they feel engaged, motivated and challenged,” added Mr Barnes.
The news follows quickly in the footsteps of fellow-German supermarket chain Lidl announcing 500 new full and part time jobs at a new Regional Distribution Facility in Exeter.
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