Aldi is calling for staff affected by the collapse of Wilko to get in touch, with more than 6,000 jobs currently available across its United Kingdom stores.
Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket, which recently announced that it is creating 800 jobs in new stores over the coming months, said today that it is also recruiting for a large volume of other store roles across the country to support its continued expansion.
Aldi hopes to offer these long-term retail roles to those who have lost their jobs due to the Wilko downturn, with a range of positions available from Store Assistant and Caretaker to Store Manager.
Kelly Stokes, Recruitment Director at Aldi UK, said the supermarket continues to welcome more and more customers to Aldi stores every week, and it was working hard to meet the massive demand for its unbeatable prices.
“That means finding thousands of new Aldi colleagues to support this growth, which will hopefully be of interest to those who have recently lost out due to closures elsewhere.”
Aldi colleagues are the best-paid in the UK supermarket sector. Store Assistants receive starting pay of £11.40 per hour, and those based in London receive £12.85 per hour, while it is the only supermarket to pay for breaks which can be worth up to £972 a year.