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Working in Regional Administration

Every Aldi Region (and there are 13 across the UK and Ireland) has its own dedicated team of Administrators. They support every area of the business, so it’s a fast-paced, professional, hard-working culture (well, this is Aldi after all). There’s also a very strong culture of efficiency, and working past your normal hours (8am – 4.30pm) doesn’t tend to happen, unless there’s a real business need (we did say we’re hard-working). Many of our colleagues say it feels like a family and that there’s plenty of support, all the way up to Director level.   

Browse our Regional Administration roles

There are a variety of roles in this area, it depends where your skills and interests lie. Whichever role you choose, you’ll need to be ready for an environment where colleagues are professional, focused and never waste a minute. Choose which level suits you the best.

Accounts Assistant

You’ll be the person who ensures that we pay all the invoices that don’t relate to merchandising (such as utility bills, repairs, window cleaning, that kind of thing). Among other tasks, you’ll collate all the sales from our stores, every seven days, and pass this information to Corporate. You’ll also compare store deposits with bank statements and deal with queries from suppliers who need paying. It’s a very varied, challenging role and most people who join us have a basic understanding of accounts (rather than an accounting qualification).  

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Store Accounts Assistant

Responsible for all stock control in stores, you’ll play a valuable role. You might be sending information to stores to ensure that we’re always up-to-date with sales, processing inventory paperwork or charging stores for direct deliveries (such as milk and newspapers). Often you might need to respond to a query from an Area Manager during an inventory or deal with a claim from a store regarding over or under delivery of stock. You might also need to maintain and distribute MDTs, which are machines that stores use to order stock.

Store Accounts Assistants are often relied upon for their experience, especially since many of our Area Managers are quite new to the role. You’ll make basic, day-to-day decisions regarding store stock queries (depending on whether you feel that the store or the warehouse is correct). However, there’s always support from the Finance & Administration Director if you feel the margin or month end report will be affected. It’s always useful to have some accounting experience, but not necessarily an accounting qualification. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Merchandise Accounts Assistant

Your main objective is to pay all merchandise invoices on time to keep suppliers happy. In this instance, we mean all the goods that are sold in store, including the direct deliveries, such as newspapers and milk.

You’ll be entering invoices into the system (which could be over 6000 a week). If the system is happy with the value of the invoice (compared to the order) it will accept it. If not, it will highlight a query and you’ll need to investigate this (with support from the Directors). You’ll also deal with supplier queries, do the VAT return and deal with alcohol arrival documents for any alcohol delivered into the warehouse that isn’t duty paid. Again, it’s always useful to have some accounting experience, but not necessarily an accounting qualification. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Payroll Assistant

You’ll ensure that everyone is entered into the payroll system so that they’re paid correctly at the end of each month. You might need to prepare a new starter pack, liaise with the stores regarding their rota, deal with requests for references, speak to agencies in relation to tax or NI contributions, as well as produce month end statistics… phew, busy, busy.

Ideally, you’ll have some experience of payroll and HR, plus an understanding of issues such as tax, pensions and contracts of employment. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Finance & Administration Assistant

You’ll get involved in all sorts of tasks to support the Finance & Administration Director (FAD). That could include handling an insurance claim or dealing with an incident. You might be administering our ‘Bike to Work’ scheme, organising training in Head Office, or completing a daily sales spreadsheet from all stores in the region for the Managing Director and FAD. 

Added to that, you’ll be looking after the diary of the FAD, acting as an IT Administrator (for instance, creating users, changing passwords) and project managing any office refurbishment. So it’s a full and varied role, requiring a switched-on, capable individual. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Property Assistant

Your role is mainly a financial one, as you’ll be invoicing contractors and getting involved in financial reporting and projections, that kind of thing. You’ll also be the main point of contact for all queries associated with new builds and repairs to existing properties. So you might be speaking with Area Managers, construction management teams, legal teams, utility companies, local residents or people offering sites that Aldi could build on.

You’ll also support the Property Director by collating board packs when they need to present a new site to the board, and review the running costs and profitability once a new store is open. So you might well be looking at monthly projections and capital expenditure. There are plenty of guidelines and procedures to help you, so there is not too much pressure in terms of decision-making (apart from how you manage your workload). Some accounts experience would be useful here. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Logistics Assistant

Providing support to our Logistics Director, you’ll get involved in all kinds of tasks such as managing our fleet of company cars and new iPhones. You’ll need to order cars for new colleagues (along with fuel, oil and car wash cards), provide admin support to Section Managers in the warehouse, carry out fleet inspections (dealing with any accidents or repairs) and set up new iPhones for Area Managers.

It can be quite challenging collecting information about mileage and fuel from our busy Area Managers or predicting how many cars will be needed. But you’ll be a smart, energetic individual who’s ready for anything. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Trading Assistant

You’ll be ordering all the stock into the warehouse that will eventually be taken to our stores. Quite tricky when you need to factor in things like customer behaviour or our unpredictable weather. Trading Assistants will be ordering specific categories (in response to information from Corporate Buying) and then entering orders that are automatically emailed to suppliers. 

There’s plenty of liaison with suppliers, hauliers and the warehouse about delivery issues, and you’ll need to communicate with stores on a daily basis (via a store bulletin). Importantly, you’ll recommend volumes for new product orders, look at how well products are performing and feed back to Corporate Buying. You’ll also respond to any RFS (removal from sale) or EPW (emergency product withdrawal) issues. We don’t look for specific experience, but you’ll certainly need to know your way around an Excel spreadsheet. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Store Operations Assistant

You’ll be there to support the Store Operations Directors with all kinds of activities. Things like (deep breath…) admin support, regular liaison with Area Managers (and monitoring their KPIs), frequent conversations with Buying and Advertising (regarding access to stores and supplier visits), national audit paperwork, Personnel paperwork (such as interview materials), arranging training for Area and Store Managers, ordering staff uniforms and some admin duties for the Store Operations Director. Did you get all that? It’s a very busy, very involved role and there’s a large amount of multitasking. A whizz with spreadsheets, you’ll also be full of common sense and with bags of energy and initiative. 

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Salary

£28,330 - £31,600 rising in increments to £35,785 - £38,750 in year 5 (regional differences may apply).

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Regional Administration Assistant

As a Personal Assistant you will provide a comprehensive and professional support service to your Director through managing the systems and processes in the area of responsibility. You will also play a key role in ensuring an efficient and cooperative working environment. This will involve day to day organisational work, as well as data processing and analysis. Naturally, you will need to be efficient and well organised with excellent attention to detail and a willingness to learn.

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Salary

Competitive salary with further increases based on length of service.

Holiday allowance

5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

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

Administration Support Assistant

In this role, you’ll provide vital support to our Regional Administration Assistants, who look after any one of a number of areas, from Payroll to Property. Whichever team you’re assigned to, you’ll get involved in day-to-day organisational work, as well as data processing, analysis, completing proposals and ensuring that all data is secure.

Naturally, you’ll need to be efficient and well-organised, with the ability to keep things tidy and well ordered. You’ll be a real asset to the team so you’ll need to share our love of doing things quickly – and doing them well.

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Salary

£20,895 - £25,050 rising in increments to £25,895 - £30,410 in year 3 (regional differences apply).

Holiday allowance

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays rising to 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays after 2 years.

Hours and benefits

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

Regional Administration Apprentice

This role gives you a great chance to balance work with a home learning course that tackles basic accountancy. After a couple of years, Aldi will also organise day release at college. In terms of your work experience, we’ll move you around the business to ensure that you’re always learning. So for instance, you could start out in Store Accounts and then move to Merchandise or Property. We’ll also help you see the ‘bigger picture’ - all the things that Aldi’s trying to achieve. So you might get to see a new store being opened, or road test our online offering before the official launch. 

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Salary

£186 per week (rising to £321 per week in year 4).

Holiday allowance

28 days annual leave including Bank Holidays.

Hours and benefits

This is a fixed term contract where you’ll typically work a 5-day, 30-hour week. 

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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