Stores

About Us

We’d like to clear something up if we may. If you want ‘a job in a supermarket’, then look away now. Aldi isn’t just a supermarket, and we don’t just offer jobs. People tend to stay with Aldi for a long time. In some cases ever since 1990 when Aldi first came to the UK. Why? Because we’re wonderfully different. We do things our way, we always have. It’s why we’re one of the world’s fastest-growing retailers and why we’re such a great employer.

We don’t have bored Store Assistants sitting around twiddling their thumbs on the till. We don’t have Store Managers who moan about their lot and how things are run. We have happy, productive teams who understand exactly what needs to happen to make their store a success. 

Join us and you’ll grow in confidence and ability as you take on energetic, exciting retail challenges. Plus you'll be given the kind of rewards and support that make you feel special. (Let's face it, we couldn't do without you.) Aldi is different. It’s fresh, it’s better. And we like it. We hope you do too.

What kind of roles are there in store?

Our Stores team consists of the following roles: 

  • Store Manager

    • £37,000 rising to c£58,000 after 4 years  
    • Five-day/48-hour week, will include weekends
    • 5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays

    An Aldi store is about as dynamic and fast-paced as it gets, so we look for Managers with plenty of energy, great ideas, practical solutions, and the ambition to succeed. After all, it’s your personality that sets the tone of the whole store. Join the team and you’ll know what it takes to keep a team motivated. You’ll understand customers’ needs and ensure they receive great service. Importantly, you’ll have a few years’ management experience, enough to take responsibility for company property, sales figures and people performance.

    Additional benefits for the Store Manager position are

    • Full training provided
    • Pension from commencement*
    • Private Employee Medical Insurance after 6 months*
    • Company sick pay scheme*
    • Maternity and Paternity pay*
    • Long service rewards*

    *Conditions apply

    Apply
  • Assistant Store Manager

    • £24,500 rising to c£35,000 after 4 years
    • Five-day/48-hour week, will include weekends
    • 4 weeks annual leave rising to 5 weeks, plus bank holidays

    Behind every successful Store Manager is a brilliant Assistant Store Manager: ready to support and take the reins whenever necessary. While we do give you plenty of responsibility and the freedom to tackle challenges, we’ll also equip you with all the training and support you need to do a good job. This role would suit someone with plenty of confidence and stamina; someone who takes a real pride in what they do.

    Additional benefits for the Assistant Store Manager are:

    • Full training provided
    • Pension from commencement*
    • Private Employee Medical Insurance after 4 years*
    • Company sick pay scheme*
    • Maternity and Paternity pay*
    • Long service rewards*
    • Opportunities to progress to Store Manager

    *Conditions apply

    Apply
  • Deputy Store Manager

    • £9.15 rising to £10.75 per hour, plus an additional £3.95 per hour whilst running the store (regional variances may apply)
    • From 20 hours per week
    • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)

    Organised, hardworking, responsible. That’s you. Someone who can work closely with the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager – and deputise when they’re away. You’ll be eager to learn with the enthusiasm to ensure that we have a happy team, even happier customers and an efficient, high-quality store. Prove yourself and there’s every opportunity to progress to Assistant Store Manager.  

    Additional benefits for the Deputy Store Manager position are:

    • Full training provided
    • Pension from commencement*
    • Company sick pay scheme*
    • Maternity and Paternity pay*
    • Long service rewards*
    • Opportunities to progress to Assistant Store Manager
    • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays*

    *Conditions apply

    Apply
  • Store Assistant

    • £8.15 rising to £9.75 per hour  (regional variances may apply)
    • Flexible contracts from 15 to 30 hours per week
    • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)

    You’re a bundle of enthusiasm and positivity. Someone who absolutely loves rolling their sleeves up to keep the store running as efficiently as possible. A naturally friendly colleague who loves smiling at customers to make their day.  A queue of customers at the till? You’ll jump on a different till and halve their waiting time. A pallet of bananas waiting in the stockroom? You’ll put them out in the store, rather than wait for someone else to do it. You’re thoughtful, flexible and full of initiative.

    Additional benefits for the Store Assistant role are:

    • Full training provided
    • Pension from commencement*
    • Company sick pay scheme*
    • Maternity and Paternity pay*
    • Long service rewards*
    • Additional hours available*
    • Overtime rate available (hours over 40 hours per week)
    • Night premium rate available*
    • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays*

    *Conditions apply

    Apply
  • Caretaker

    • £7.25 rising to £7.40 per hour (regional variances may apply)
    • Flexible contract from 10 to 30 hours per week
    • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)

    You’re that vital pair of hands we need to keep our store clean and presentable. You could be collecting trolleys in the car park, or keeping the store litter free, or mopping up a spillage – it’s a role with huge variety and a real sense of purpose. A certain level of fitness is important (as some bending and lifting is required) but many of our caretakers say it’s also a great way to keep yourself sprightly.

    Additional benefits for the Caretaker role are:

    • Full training provided
    • Pension from commencement*
    • Maternity and Paternity pay*
    • Long service rewards*
    • Night premium rate available*
    • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays*

    * Conditions apply

     

    Apply
  • Stock Assistant

    • £7.25 rising to £7.40 per hour (regional variances may apply)
    • Flexible contracts from 10 to 30 hours per week
    • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)

    You’ll be a real grafter; someone who takes pride in what they do. Time will fly by as you work hard to keep stock losses to a minimum, help out with inventory counting, check off deliveries and ensure the shelves are fully stocked with attractive, well presented products. And, of course, you’ll provide excellent customer service at all times by attending to customer needs in a quick and friendly way.

    Additional benefits for the Stock Assistant position are:

    • Full training provided
    • Pension from commencement*
    • Maternity and Paternity pay*
    • Long service rewards*
    • Night premium rate available*
    • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays*

    *Conditions apply

    Apply

Benefits

Word has got round that we pay well and we’re proud to say it’s true. Well, we can’t expect all your hard work, passion and commitment without a decent salary in return can we? We also understand that your life outside of work is important. When you’re happy at home, you’ll be happy in all aspects of your life. That’s why we try to offer flexible working hours so you can achieve a good balance. 

You’ll also notice that Aldi people are very focused and supportive. That’s because, as we expand so quickly, there’s a large investment in recruitment and training. We want to give you the skills to make decisions and feel satisfied as you work in a high-quality environment. 

Meet Our Store Team

Our Stores people are a chatty bunch. They love talking about their role, what it means to them and why they wouldn’t work anywhere else.

Self Assessment

 

  1. Question One

    Your store’s crazy-busy one cold, wet December. Even with an efficient and talented team, it’s still a really busy time and you’re already working extra hours this week. Your Manager calls to see if you can start your shift a few hours early. Would you:

  2. Question Two

    Snow, snow and more snow... In fact, the lorries are struggling to get into the car park and unload pallets for the next day’s trading. You’ve just finished a 10-hour shift. What’s going through your mind?

  3. Question Three

    Your store’s just had a big extension and tomorrow is ‘the big reveal’. The Area Manager’s looking for a big splash to get a bit of press attention. What do you do?

  4. Question Four

    An elderly customer has just bought a flatscreen telly. What would you say to her?

  5. Question Five

    Our customers love our weekly Specialbuy products, and they've definitely got their favourites. A lady is wandering around looking for last week’s garden furniture offer. She seems quite distraught when you say 'we’ve sold out'. What do you do?

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  • Name: Amesbury March 2015

    Description: Amesbury

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  • Name: Standish March 2015

    Description: Standish

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  • Name: Didcot April 2015

    Description: Didcot

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  • Name: Coulsdon April 2015

    Description: Coulsdon

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  • Name: Fakenham April 2015

    Description: Fakenham

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  • Name: South Norwood May 2015

    Description: South Norwood

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  • Name: Ewell May 2015

    Description: Ewell

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  • Name: Clevedon May 2015

    Description: Clevedon

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  • Name: Dartford June 2015

    Description: Dartford

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  • Name: Saffron Walden June 2015

    Description: Saffron Walden

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  • Name: Hull, Sutton Fields June 2015

    Description: Hull, Sutton Fields

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  • Name: Witham July 2015

    Description: Witham

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  • Name: Billingham July 2015

    Description: Billingham

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  • Name: Newcastle under Lyme July 2015

    Description: Newcastle under Lyme

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  • Name: Dalston Road, Carlisle July 2015

    Description: Dalston Road, Carlisle

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  • Name: Ilford July 2015

    Description: Ilford

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  • Name: Romford August 2015

    Description: Romford

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  • Name: Peterborough August 2015

    Description: Peterborough

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  • Name: Dalby Way, Coulby Newham August 2015

    Description: Dalby Way, Coulby Newham

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  • Name: Edgefield Ave, Fawdon September 2015

    Description: Edgefield Ave, Fawdon

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  • Name: Guildford September 2015

    Description: Guildford

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  • Name: Ashbourne September 2015

    Description: Ashbourne

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  • Name: Clitheroe September 2015

    Description: Clitheroe

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  • Name: Mellor Street, Rochdale September 2015

    Description: Mellor Street, Rochdale

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  • Name: Bell Lane, Bury September 2015

    Description: Bell Lane, Bury

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  • Name: Crostons Retail Park, Bury September 2015

    Description: Crostons Retail Park, Bury

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  • Name: Preston September 2015

    Description: Preston

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  • Name: Enfield October 2015

    Description: Enfield

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  • Name: Nottingham October 2015

    Description: Nottingham

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  • Name: Doxford Park, Sunderland November 2015

    Description: Doxford Park, Sunderland

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  • Name: Stafford November 2015

    Description: Stafford

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  • Name: Kirkham October 2015

    Description: Kirkham

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  • Name: Dubb Lane, Bingley October 2015

    Description: Dubb Lane, Bingley

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  • Name: Waterloo Road, Blackpool October 2015

    Description: Waterloo Road, Blackpool

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  • Name: Garstang November 2015

    Description: Garstang

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  • Name: Queens Drive, Liverpool November 2015

    Description: Queens Drive, Liverpool

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  • Name: Tooting November 2015

    Description: Tooting

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Where are we?

With so many hundreds of stores all over the UK, we couldn’t possibly show them all on a tiny map. So take it from us, there is every chance there will be a store near you. Plus you can use our ‘Store Locator’ to check a name or location. The ‘New Store Openings’ tool is really useful to see which new stores are popping up in your local area. When there are fresh opportunities, it’s always good to be first in the queue.

New Store Openings Aldi store locator

Deputy Managers, Store Assistants, Stock Assistants and Caretakers

  • Step One

    Online Application Questions such as ‘What hours are you looking for?’ will help us see if you’re right for the opportunities we have. We’ll also test key skills such as mental arithmetic, judgement or memory. 

  • Step Two

    Phone Interview If Step One goes well, we’ll interview you in a short, 15-minute phone call to explore your reasons for wanting to work at Aldi.

  • Step Three

    Individual Interview or Group Interview in store with an Area Manager. Then you’ll take part in the ‘Aldi Experience’ where you’ll demonstrate how you would perform in store. 

Store Managers and Assistant Store Managers

  • Step One

    Online Application Practical questions such as ‘What’s your preferred location?’ will be followed by a more interactive test that will assess your judgement, commercial decision-making and problem-solving skills.  

  • Step Two

    Online Psychometric Test This is designed to assess your core skills and personal qualities and see if we’re right for each other.

  • Step Three

    Video Application Lights, camera, action. This is your golden opportunity to showcase your knowledge of Aldi and brilliant leadership skills. 

  • Step Four

    Phone Interview If Step Three goes well, we’ll interview you over the phone to explore your experience, and reasons for wanting to work at Aldi.

  • Step Five

    Individual Interview at the Regional Distribution Centre with an Operations Director There you’ll take part in the ‘Aldi Experience’ where you’ll demonstrate how you would perform in store. 

Store Manager FAQs

  • When are Aldi recruiting for Store Managers?

    Because we’re expanding so quickly, we actually recruit all year round.

  • What qualifications are you looking for?

    Your success in this role is about attitude, tenacity and ambition. English and Maths abilities are important, but we’re not looking for a particular set of qualifications as such. Successful Store Managers have joined us with everything from GCSEs to degrees to vocational qualifications.

  • What else will help my application?

    Retail is tough and we need to know that you won’t be hiding in the office. You’ll need to demonstrate your ‘get on with it’ character, your ability to handle hard, physical work and your skill in dealing with people.

  • What will the training involve?

    We'll create a training programme that suits you, your experience and abilities. You’ll gain hands-on experience of the different roles (from Stock Assistant to Assistant Manager) and receive intensive training in Store Organisation, Operation and Management. Once you’ve begun to successfully cover holidays for existing managers, you’ll be appointed as a Manager to your own store.

  • Where will I be trained?

    Where possible, you will be trained in your local area.

  • How will I be monitored and assessed?

    You’ll receive constant feedback on your performance throughout your training, from your Store Manager and your Area Manager. But it’s a two-way thing. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to offer your own thoughts and perspective on your development.

  • Will I need my own transport?

    Yes. The stores will be local but you will need your own transport as travelling by public transport may not always be convenient.

  • Where will my Store be when I'm ready to run it?

    It depends on the opportunities that are available at the time, but you will be working in the local area.

  • What hours will I work?

    We’re quite fussy about our hours and try to stick to them as much as possible. We expect flexibility from you, but we do understand that you’ve got a life outside of work. Typically you’ll work 48 hours a week over 5 days (which will include weekends) with your work patterns and days off reflecting the needs of the store. If you work anything over or under your hours you get the time back. Our rotas are planned 4 weeks in advance.

  • Do I have to pay my own tax and national insurance?

    No - Aldi staff are not and have never been classed as self employed.

Assistant Store Manager FAQs

  • When are Aldi recruiting for Assistant Store Managers?

    We’re constantly growing our business so we recruit all year round.

  • What qualifications are you looking for?

    Your success in this role is about attitude, tenacity and ambition. English and Maths abilities are important, but we’re not looking for a particular set of qualifications as such. Successful Store Managers have joined us with everything from GCSEs to Degrees to vocational qualifications.

  • What else will help my application?

    Retail is tough and we need to know that you won’t be hiding in the office. You’ll need to demonstrate your ‘get on with it’ character, your ability to handle hard, physical work and your skill in dealing with people.

  • What will the training involve?

    We'll create a training programme that suits you, your experience and abilities. You’ll gain hands-on experience of the different roles (such as Store Assistant) and receive intensive training in Store Organisation, Operation and Management. Once you’ve begun to successfully cover holidays for existing Assistant Store Managers, you’ll be appointed to your own store.

  • Where will I be trained?

    Where possible, you will be trained in your local area.

  • How will I be monitored and assessed?

    You’ll receive constant feedback on your performance throughout your training, from your Store Manager and your Area Manager. But it’s a two-way thing. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to offer your own thoughts and perspective on your development.

  • Will I need my own transport?

    Yes. The stores will be local but travelling by public transport may not always be convenient. It’s always a big help if you have the flexibility to provide cover in other local stores.

  • Where will my Store be located?

    It depends on the opportunities that are available at the time, but you will be working in the local area.

  • How many people work in each Store?

    We run a lean, highly productive operation at Aldi. It makes the days more enjoyable and a well-oiled machine is clearly better for our customers. Depending on the size of the store, you can expect to work with between 25 and 60 colleagues.

  • What hours will I work?

    We’re quite fussy about our hours and try to stick to them as much as possible. We expect flexibility from you, but we do understand that you’ve got a life outside of work. Typically you’ll work 48 hours a week over 5 days (which will include weekends) with your work patterns and days off reflecting the needs of the store. If you work anything over or under your hours you get the time back. Our rotas are planned 4 weeks in advance.

  • Do I have to pay my own tax and national insurance?

    No - Aldi staff are not and have never been classed as self employed.

Store Assistants FAQs

  • When are Aldi recruiting for Store Assistants?

    We’re growing so quickly, we’re always on the lookout for new recruits.

  • What educational standard must I have to apply?

    You’ll need to be comfortable with numbers, but other than that this is about having a friendly personality, a ‘get-on-with-it’ kind of attitude and a passion for the business.

  • What else will help my application?

    It can be tough in the store, and lots of different challenges will come your way. We need to know that you can handle hard, physical work and that you’re great at dealing with people. Most of all, you’ll be a reliable team member, happy to help out whenever possible.

  • What will the training involve?

    We’ll create a training programme that suits you. It normally lasts around six weeks and involves all kinds of activities. Experienced colleagues will take you under their wing and help you learn everything from till work and stock replenishment to store cleaning, customer service and the ins and outs of Health & Safety. Both your Store Manager and Area Manager will be closely involved to make sure you have everything you need.

  • Where will I be trained?

    Where possible, you will be trained in your local area.

  • How will I be monitored and assessed?

    You’ll receive constant feedback on your performance throughout your training, from your Store Manager and your Area Manager. But it’s a two-way thing. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to offer your own thoughts and perspective on your development.

  • Will I need my own transport?

    Yes. The stores will be local but travelling by public transport may not always be convenient. It’s always a big help if you have the flexibility to provide cover in other local stores.

  • Why do we pay our people so well?

    It’s simple really. We believe that they’re the best in the retail business. Compared with other supermarkets, our teams are smaller and the job involves a much wider range of activities. Our Store Assistants work hard, they’re flexible, they use their initiative… at the end of the day, they’re worth every penny.

  • How many people work in each Store?

    It depends on the store size but you’ll normally work with between 25 and 60 colleagues.

  • What hours will I work?

    Store Assistants work between 15 and 25 hours a week, depending on the type of part-time contract that suits you and the store, but you can work more than that when extra hours are available. The Store Manager will draw up the rota 4 weeks in advance and your work patterns will reflect the needs of the store. We expect you to be flexible but we also try and accommodate your needs too.

  • Do I have to pay my own tax and national insurance?

    No - Aldi staff are not and have never been classed as self employed.