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Working in Quality Assurance

We want to deliver products of the same (or higher) quality than the leading brand - in whatever market we’re operating in. It’s working a treat so far: our own-label products are winning awards left, right and centre. The Quality Assurance team are a huge part of this success. They develop tools that allow internal and external partners to assess products in a truly consistent and objective way – no matter the food or drink. We also investigate any customer concerns or issues. All in all, QA is a challenging and very important part of the business.

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In our Head Office, we have a Director who is supported by a team of Managers and Assistants who take care of everything from Food to Textiles to Electricals. There are also smaller teams who look after other lines such as make-up, cleaning products and ‘Specialbuys’ like TVs and saucepans. A further team acts as the link between Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Which role would be perfect for you?

Quality Assurance Director

We need to deliver on our promise to customers by securing quality products at the best price. And that starts with you. As our Quality Assurance Director, you’ll work with a defined Buying team and hold responsibility for managing a diverse range of products, in addition to liaising with technical service providers to ensure all our products are safe and compliant to legal requirements. After all, only the best will do.

Your decisions are an intelligent reflection of market data and research, a passion for quality and strong commercial instinct. Yet no Director is an island. You’ll lead a team who will develop, recommend, implement and manage solutions that improve the collation and efficiency of Quality Assurance data. A focus of yours will be Aldi’s International Quality Assurance Committee, an excellent forum for sharing ideas and best practice solutions.

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Salary

Competitive Salary with further increases based on length of service.

Holiday allowance

6 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Benefits

You’ll receive a company pension and private medical insurance when you start.

Quality Assurance Manager

Reporting into the Quality Assurance Director, you’ll develop, recommend, implement and manage solutions that improve the collation and efficiency of QA data. Much of your role involves close collaboration with both internal and external partners.

For instance, you’ll help Buyers to develop testing requirements across different foods, to ensure that we’re ‘first to market’ with quality products at the lowest prices. Equally, you might be managing the external testing of special purchase items with Technical Consultants. You’ll also contribute to Aldi’s International QA Committee, an excellent forum for sharing ideas and Best Practice solutions.

A strong leader, you’ll motivate your team and develop their knowledge and initiative, so that everyone understands their role and what’s expected of them. You’ll also have a variety of personnel responsibilities, such as completing performance reviews, supervising any training and authorising holidays. As a team, you’ll ensure that the department runs efficiently and that all supporting documents (such as testing records) are completed and secure.

This is an excellent - and unusually varied - role that plays a key role in Aldi’s reputation and success. 

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Salary

£54,285 rising in increments to £79,040 in year 4.

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 50-hour week, working Monday - Friday. When you start, you’ll receive full training, a company pension, and company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years. And after 6 months, you’ll receive private employee medical insurance.

Quality Assurance Assistant

Our QA Manager will rely on you and the rest of your team to provide a reliable, comprehensive support service. Essentially, you’ll help the department put our products through their paces. For instance, you might need to organise panels for testing, coordinate meetings with suppliers or help to investigate why an error has occurred if there’s a product recall. You’re championing our customers’ wishes without them ever knowing it.

Crucially, you’ll need to act as a knowledgeable, central point of communication for the wider business on all QA matters. You’ll understand the commitments and movements of your Manager or Director - and co-ordinate their diary. You’ll also manage the flow of correspondence into (and out of) the department, ensuring that everything is carefully filed away and secure.

It’s an important, hugely varied role that supports Aldi’s success in the marketplace, both now and in the future. 

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Salary

£32,075 rising in increments to £37,455 in year 5.

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 40-hour week. After 4 years, you’ll receive a company pension and private employee medical insurance. And after 2 years, you’ll get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Product Technologist

As a Product Technologist, you'll ensure that products are developed to the highest standards. After all, only the best will do. Our products go through rigorous tests before hitting our shelves. You will actively participate in sampling and provide feedback as part of product evaluation. Acting as an advisor for product quality, corporate responsibility and technical requirements you will need to assess if they meet both legal and safety requirements. We rely on Quality Assurance to put in place the processes and procedures that help us make well-informed purchasing decisions.

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Salary

£41,200 rising in increments to £45,225 in year 5.

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 40-hour week. When you start, you’ll receive full training and get a company pension. After 2 years, you’ll receive company maternity, paternity and adoption leave and after 4 years private employee medical insurance.

Sampling Chef

Our products go through rigorous tests before hitting our shelves. First off, we need to assess if they meet both legal and safety requirements. After that it’s down to quality. Quality Assurance helps put in place the processes and procedures that make our purchasing decisions well-informed. As a Sampling Chef you will be responsible for the efficient preparation and professional presentation of all food items for the sampling sessions.

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Salary

£30,350 rising in increments to £36,055 in year 5.

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 40-hour week (including weekends). When you start, you’ll receive full training. After 4 years, you’ll get a company pension, private employee medical insurance, and company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years.

Sampling Assistant

Our products go through rigorous tests before hitting our shelves. First off, we need to assess if they meet both legal and safety requirements. After that it’s down to quality. Quality Assurance helps put in place the processes and procedures that make our purchasing decisions well-informed. As a Sampling Assistant you will prepare and ensure the smooth running of sampling sessions.

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Salary

£25,670 rising in increments to £31,100 in year 5.

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 40-hour week (including weekends). When you start, you’ll receive full training. After 4 years, you’ll get a company pension, private employee medical insurance, and company maternity, paternity and adoption leave 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

If we’re convinced that you’re a good ‘Aldi fit’, we’ll ask you to come for a final one-to-one interview. Here we’ll go into more detail about your contract and what we’ll expect of you.

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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
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