Aldi recruiting new managers as it expands in Wolverhampton

Fast-growing budget supermarket chain Aldi has launched a recruitment drive for a handful of management jobs across Wolverhampton.

A new Aldi store under construction, at Sun Street, Wolverhampton
A new Aldi store under construction, at Sun Street, Wolverhampton

In addition to its existing five stores across the city, Aldi is building a sixth at Sun Street, opposite the Royal Mail sorting centre, which is due to open early in the new year creating 40 jobs.

The company is looking for four store managers and one assistant store manager to work in Wolverhampton, saying it is a direct result of the discount supermarket's 'continued growth and popularity'.

Dramatic growth in recent years has seen Aldi become the UK's fifth largest supermarket chain, with 775 stores and over 30,000 staff, putting the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda on the defensive.

Marius Manolescu, regional managing director at Aldi, said: “We’re in a great position to create a number of store manager opportunities due to opening new stores across Wolverhampton and our continued popularity in the area.

“We offer excellent benefits at Aldi, such as competitive pay and extensive training, as well as a diverse, supportive and passionate workforce. We’re looking for applicants from a range of backgrounds, who are hungry for a new challenge and can thrive in a fast-paced environment.”

Aldi, crowned Grocer of the Year 2018 at the prestigious Grocer Gold Awards, prides itself on offering higher rates of pay in the supermarket sector, with the majority of Aldi workers now receiving a minimum rate of £8.85 per hour, regardless of their age. The company says all staff benefit from rising salaries during their service, with store assistant salaries rising to £10.41 after just three years.

The retailer is looking for candidates with previous leadership experience in a fast-paced environment for its store manager positions. Starting on £44,890 and rising to £58,540 after four years, candidates will have managed teams of more than eight people in the past and will have experience of working towards sales targets and coaching colleagues to reach their potential.

For people looking to take their management experience to the next level, Aldi’s assistant store managers are responsible for supporting the store manager to reach store targets and ensure the team is run efficiently. As well as a starting salary of £31,300, which rises to £38,170 after four years, successful applicants will enjoy four weeks annual leave, rising to five weeks, and the opportunity to progress to store manager.

Applications and more information on all of Aldi’s store positions can be found on Aldi’s recruitment website: www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/stores.

Aldi has more than doubled its share of the grocery market since 2010 with its budget prices. By the end of this year it will have opened another 70 stores and aims to have 1,200 by 2025.

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