Aldi wants to recruit 370 staff in Greater Manchester ahead of festive season - jobs available & how to apply

The supermarket is anticipating a busy winter and festive period as shoppers look to cut costs.
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Supermarket Aldi is looking to recruit hundreds of new staff in Greater Manchester as it gears up for the festive season.

Almost 400 roles are available in the city-region as the retailer looks to bolster staff numbers before Christmas. With the cost of living crisis at the front of residents’ minds, the business is expecting an extremely busy festive season.

Here is all the information you need on which roles are available with Aldi, what you can expect working for the supermarket and how you can apply for the jobs.

What roles does Aldi have available, how many new staff is it looking for and how do I apply?

Aldi says it has around 370 roles it is hoping to fill across Greater Manchester as it prepares for Christmas this year. The supermarket said the jobs are a mixture of full-time and part-time positions in stores across the city-region.

Staff will be needed to replenish stock on the shelves and assist customers during what it is expecting to be an extremely busy period, with many shoppers looking to tighten their belts and reduce bills due to the cost of living crisis.

In addition, Aldi says it is currently recruiting for more than 850 roles across its 11 regional distribution centres around the UK for a number of permanent jobs, including warehouse selectors, logistics assistants and lorry drivers.

Aldi’s store assistants earn a minimum of £10.50 per hour, the supermarket says. This is above the National Living Wage of £9.50 per hour but below the Real Living Wage calculated by the Living Wage Foundation, which currently stands at £10.90 per hour.

Anyone wanting to go for the jobs can find out more or apply through Aldi’s recruitment website.

What has Aldi said about its recruitment drive?

Kelly Stokes, recruitment director at Aldi UK, said: “This year we’re recruiting more people than ever over the Christmas period to support the growing number of customers that are switching to Aldi. That includes a mix of temporary and permanent positions, as well as looking to fill both in-store roles and positions at our regional distribution centres.

“Our amazing colleagues play a vital role in keeping our shelves stocked year-round which is why, once again, we’ll also be keeping our stores closed on Boxing Day as a thank you for all of their hard work.”

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