Aldi to create more than 6,000 jobs in the UK this year with new store openings as cash-strapped consumers flock to the discounter

Discounter Aldi has announced plans to continue to expand its UK store network during 2023, creating 6,000 new jobs.

The retailer, which currently operates some 990 stores and employs around 40,000 people in Britain, said new stores will be coming to towns and cities such as Norwich and Newcastle over the course of this year, with the doors set to open on new stores in Huddersfield and Shrewsbury within the next month.

The supermarket is also currently recruiting for 450 jobs across its 11 Regional Distribution Centres around the UK.

Giles Hurley, chief executive officer of Aldi UK, said: “Demand for Aldi has never been higher as more and more people realise they can make significant savings on every shop without compromising on quality. It’s more important than ever that we are making it even easier for more people to shop with us – including by opening dozens of new stores.

“Our success is dependent on the amazing work that colleagues do, day in and day out, and we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands more colleagues to Team Aldi throughout 2023.”

Store Assistants at Aldi receive a starting pay of £11.00 an hour nationally, rising to £11.90, and £12.45 rising to £12.75, within the M25, with the supermarket also paying for breaks.

Aldi recently increased pay rates for around 7,000 warehouse colleagues, with warehouse selectors now receiving a minimum starting salary of £13.18 per hour.