Aldi creating 130 jobs across West Yorkshire

Aldi has announced that it will be immediately recruiting for both store management and general store positions in Batley, Pontefract, Castleford, Wakefield, Halifax, Huddersfield , Bradford, Elland, Milnsbridge, Shipley, Silsden creating over 130 jobs.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015, 11:10 am

Candidates who possess retail or people management experience are being targeted for Aldi’s managerial positions, including Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager and Deputy Store Manager roles.

Aldi is particularly looking for candidates who have experience managing teams of at least eight people for its Assistant Store Manager roles, which start at £24,500, with 16 positions available across the region.

Deputy Store Managers are expected to work closely with the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager and will have the responsibility of managing the store team in their absence. Deputy Store Manager roles start from 30 hours per week, with a starting salary of £9.15 per hour rising to £10.75 per hour, plus £3.95 extra per hour when managing the store, and around 25 positions are currently available.

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Candidates applying for Aldi’s Store Assistant positions will be required to demonstrate a good level of numeracy to effectively carry out accurate and efficient till operation, and will be responsible for stock management and merchandising. Full training will be provided over a 12 week period, and over 50 Store Assistant roles are available from 20 to 30 hours a week with market-leading retail salaries starting at £8.15 per hour and realistic prospects for progression.

Aldi has announced that from February 2016, all UK employees will receive a new minimum rate of £8.40 per hour (higher rates available for stores in London), regardless of their age, in a move that maintains its position as the best supermarket employer in Britain.

The new rate is significantly higher than the hourly pay offered by all other British supermarkets and follows significant sustained sales growth and store expansion.

Applications and more information on all of Aldi’s store positions across West Yorkshire can be found on Aldi’s recruitment website:

Colin Breslin, Regional Managing Director at Aldi, said: “West Yorkshire continues to be a strong growth area for Aldi, with a number of new stores having opened this year and several others planned for 2016. As our shopper numbers per store continues to increase, we need to recruit immediately for a significant number of store positions.

“We’re looking to attract applicants from a range of backgrounds and sectors including supermarket, fast-food and clothing chains, who can demonstrate relevant experience in retail, and the skills required to succeed in a fast-paced environment.”

Details and how to apply for a range of Aldi careers can be found here