Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket plans to expand its employee network throughout 2024

Aldi store assistants

Aldi store assistants receive a starting salary of £12 per hour nationally

Aldi is to create 5,500 new roles across the UK this year, the retailer announced today (21 February).

Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket, which currently has more than 1,000 stores and employs more than 45,000 colleagues, said it plans to continue growing at speed throughout 2024.

Roles available include store assistants, managers and cleaners at new stores opening this year, with the supermarket also recruiting across its 11 regional distribution centres and within head office.

Store and warehouse assistants at Aldi receive a starting salary of £12 per hour rising to £12.95 nationally, while those working within the M25 receive £13.55 per hour rising to £13.85.

Aldi added that it is the only supermarket to offer paid breaks, which for the average store colleague is worth more than an additional £900 a year.

Giles Hurley, chief executive officer at Aldi UK, said: “Our colleagues work incredibly hard and are without a doubt a huge part of our success at Aldi. We continue to welcome more and more customers to Aldi stores every week, not just because of our unbeatable prices and British sourcing, but also our amazing colleagues.

“We are looking forward to welcoming even more colleagues up and down the country to Team Aldi during 2024 as we progress towards our goal of making affordable, quality food accessible to everyone.”

Aldi recently committed to opening 500 more stores across Britain and is investing more than £1.4 billion throughout 2023 and 2024 as it works towards this long-term target.

This investment includes expanding its distribution and store network as well as further improving existing stores and technology infrastructure to support growth, Aldi said.