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Working in National Sustainability

This is a huge deal for us. We’re all about doing business in the right way, for all the right reasons. Everything we do is designed to ensure that we keep our partners, our suppliers and, of course, our customers happy. Happy with our products, our service and everything we stand for. 

So, National Sustainability covers six key areas, including: resources, consumers, suppliers, community, our people and energy and environment. All areas currently have a spotlight on them as we continue to make sure we’re being as fair, ethical and charitable as we can.

Browse our National Sustainability roles

Aldi UK & Ireland falls under National Sustainability International which sets a framework for all the different countries we operate within. There are KPIs we need to adhere to, but it also allows us to share what each of the countries are doing. So, we discuss Best Practice and talk to industry bodies, academic communities, fellow retailers, suppliers and other experts in the field. We gather and share information, ensuring we’re behaving responsibly and ethically as a business. Specialist teams are headed up by Directors and supported by Managers and Assistants. Why not find out more? 

National Sustainability Manager

This is a senior role in an area that receives a lot of attention, not only from the outside world but also the rest of the business. You’ll be on the front line, celebrating best practice with industry bodies, academic communities, retailers and suppliers.

Focusing on our National Sustainability strategy, you’ll define new National Sustainability policies through close consultation with Buying Directors, Suppliers and other external stakeholders. Your innovative suggestions will challenge the way we do things and pave the way for new ideas that reflect how our business is evolving. Whether you’re advising the business or managing a project, you’ll be given plenty of responsibility and autonomy to showcase your skills.

This role is about matching a strong National Sustainability track record with the ability to ‘get stuck in’ and make sure that best practice is at the heart of everything we do. There are many different fields of focus, so we look for a breadth of experience.


£58,715 rising in increments to £90,615 in year 8.

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 45-hour week, working from Monday – Friday. Plus, you’ll receive a company pension when you start, private employee medical insurance after 6 months, company maternity and adoption leave from commencement as well as company paternity pay after 2 years.

National Sustainability Assistant

Our National Sustainability Assistants are more than just ‘Assistants’. They’re all specialists in different areas, such as Nutrition and the Environment. Together, they create a formidable team who are busy ensuring that Aldi keeps best practice right at the heart of the business.

Supporting the National Sustainability Manager, you’ll play a key role in ensuring that the department runs efficiently. As well as developing strong external relationships, you’ll also be responsible for competitor benchmarking. There will be plenty of day-to-day organisational work too, such as filing and ensuring that data is secure.

Success in this role requires an eye for detail and good organisational skills. You’ll also be great in a team – someone who we can rely on to share our passion and our strong ethics. 


£34,690 rising in increments to £40,510 in year 5.


5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 40-hour week, working from Monday – Friday. Plus, you’ll receive a company pension and private employee medical insurance after 4 years, company maternity and adoption leave as well as company paternity pay after 2 years.

What we'll offer you

Our Application Process

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Online Application/CV Upload

You’ll need to complete an online application or upload a CV that highlights your key skills, attitude and character. It’s your first chance to grab our attention so don’t hold back.

Video Interview

If we like the look of your application, you might be asked to join us for a video interview. This helps us to get a better idea of who you are, and what we’re looking for.

Online Test

If you’re applying for a management role and we think you’ve got the Aldi personality, we’ll ask you to complete a quick online test. If you’re not applying for a management role, you might skip this stage. 

Group Assessment

If all goes well, we’ll then ask you to spend some time at one of our assessment centres. Our processes have been created to ensure you have the chance to shine. We’re looking for your drive, professionalism and work ethic.

Final Interview

Congratulations - you’ve almost made it. The Final Interview is the last stage of the Aldi recruitment process. This will involve getting to know more about you including your experience, career aspirations and passion to join #TeamAldi. It is also your opportunity to find out more about Aldi and the team you might be working with.

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You like what we’ve got to say so much you’d love to work here. That’s brilliant. It means it’s now time to start your Aldi journey and start your application. You’re already one step closer.

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