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Working in Quality Control

We’re all about quality at Aldi. So before anything goes out to our stores, we perform lots of ‘spot checks’ on short-life products. We inspect everything from cut flowers to cauliflowers, making sure that it meets both legal standards, and our very high expectations. And we do it all with the help of technology. Using a tablet system, we can access, update and share information in real time. It’s what our customers deserve, and why they keep coming back for more.

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There are a few different roles you take on. You just need to be a real stickler for quality. It’s your eagle eyes we’re after. And with a bit of determination and our support, you could progress from a Quality Control Assistant to a Quality Control Deputy.

Quality Control Leader

Reporting to the Director, you’ll be out in the warehouse guiding and supporting your team of Quality Control Assistants. Under your watchful eye, your Assistants will carefully check the pallets, ensuring that our short-life products are perfect when they leave our warehouses. If anything is below standard, you’ll authorise the Assistant’s decision to reject it.  

As well as supporting the Assistants in their checks, you’ll have a number of personnel duties, such as co-ordinating rotas and organising training. Your days will be very busy visiting suppliers, summarising results from quality checks and providing meaningful feedback to the Director. You’ll also place orders with suppliers, depending on the results gathered from stores across the region.

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Salary
£46,435 rising in increments to £50,430 in year 5.
Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits
You’ll work a 5-day, 48-hour week (including weekends). When you start, you’ll receive workplace pension contributions (T&Cs apply), and after 2 years, you’ll receive company maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay.

Quality Control Deputy

Out in the warehouse, we have a busy team of Quality Control Assistants checking our short-life products before they leave for our stores. Whenever the QC Leader is called out, for example to a supplier or to a meeting with the Trading Director, you’ll step in to take the reins.

An energetic leader, you’ll offer your expertise to keep things moving smoothly. A real people person, you’ll keep the team happy and motivated, ensuring that our products comply with our standards. Attention to detail is a must – after all, you’re passionate about our produce and what we’re trying to achieve for our customers. You’ll also have the flexibility to work shifts which could include nights.

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Salary

£11.77 - £12.34 per hour rising to £13.09 - £13.78 after 1 year (Regional differences apply). £4.00 premium paid for every stand-in hour and an additional 18% night rate is payable between 10pm and 4am.

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

You’ll usually work 5-days from 20 hours per week, (including weekends). When you start, you’ll receive workplace pension contributions (T&Cs apply), and after 2 years, you’ll receive company maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay.

Quality Control Assistant

Working in a fast-moving warehouse environment, you’ll provide a speedy and efficient Quality Control service. Full training will be provided but you’ll need to be energetic and proactive. Most importantly, you’ll have an eye for detail. Using our tablet system, you’ll ‘spot check’ pallets of short-life produce – checking the country of origin, dimensions and weight.

Essentially, this role is about checking that the products we receive match the specifications that we’re given. For example, does the cut of meat weigh the amount that it says it does? All in all, this is a busy and challenging role that’s crucial in helping to keep our customers happy.

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Salary
£10.77 - £11.34 per hour rising to £12.09 - £12.78 after 1 year (regional differences apply).
Holiday allowance
4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll usually work 5-days from 20 hours per week, (including weekends). When you start, you’ll receive workplace pension contributions (T&Cs apply), and after 2 years, you’ll receive company maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay.

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
your Aldi journey and start your application. You’re already one step closer.

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