Aldi is temporarily hiring more than 1,500 employees in its UK branches over the Christmas period in preparation for the biggest Christmas ever.
The supermarket is looking for employees who can help its permanent colleagues with their work at the checkouts, with replenishing stocks, as well as with picking and packing orders using the click-and-collect service.
The 1,500 temporary positions in the Christmas sales are in addition to the 2,000 permanent positions Aldi is looking to fill by the end of this year, as the company has plans to open an average of one new store per week and a similar number of permanent positions planned for next year.
In addition, Aldi is currently recruiting a range of permanent positions, including warehouse selection, logistics assistants and truck drivers, from its 11 regional distribution centers across the UK.
Aldi also confirmed today that as a thank you to colleagues and in recognition of their hard work, all shops will remain closed on Boxing Day throughout the year. The supermarket has always been closed on Boxing Day since it opened in the UK over 30 years ago.
Kelly Stokes, Recruitment Director at Aldi UK, said: “We always need extra support during the busy Christmas season, but this year especially, the colleagues in the temporary stores will play an important role in stocking our shelves as the country changes prepared for reunion with loved ones. ”after missing the 2020 festive celebrations.
“At the same time, we would like to acknowledge and thank our great colleagues who have done all they can over the past year to serve the local communities. Because of this, we will be keeping our stores closed again on Boxing Day and it is very encouraging to see other retailers commit to doing the same this year. “
Store Assistants earn an industry leading minimum hourly rate of up to £ 10.57 nationally and £ 11.32 within the M25.
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