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
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Deputy Store Manager
  • Store Assistant
Store Manager

Store Manager

An Aldi store is about as dynamic and fast-paced as it gets. Which is why our Managers need shed loads of energy, great ideas, and a good mix of ambition and character. After all, it’s your personality that will set the tone of the whole store. But this isn’t an easy gig. Especially when you’re responsible for everything that happens within those sliding doors. However, as a ‘leader by example’ type of person, you’ll take control when things get tough. You’ve managed teams of over eight people in the past, and have experience with all the important Store Manager stuff such as company property, sales figures and people performance.

Benefits

  • £43,000 rising to £56,000 after 4 years
  • Five-day/48-hour week, will include weekends
  • 5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Full training provided
  • Company pension from commencement
  • Private Employee Medical Insurance after 6 months
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.

Assistant Store Manager

Assistant Store Manager

Lots of people have ‘managed others’ in the past. Doesn’t mean you’ll be right for Aldi. When things get tough (which they will), you’ll take control and get fast, impressive results through your team. Even before you join us, you’ll have done your homework. You understand our business model and you know what we’re trying to achieve. Aldi’s special brand of ‘hard work’ isn’t for everyone. But if you’re right for our business, you can’t wait to roll your sleeves up. You’ve got experience of managing or leading a team of 8 people in the past, you’ve got bags of grit and stamina, and you can see how your experience will knock our socks off.

Benefits

  • £30,000 rising to £36,500 after 4 years
  • Five-day/48-hour week, will include weekends
  • 4 weeks annual leave rising to 5 weeks, plus bank holidays
  • Full training provided
  • Company pension after 4 years
  • Private Employee Medical Insurance after 4 years
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards
  • Opportunities to progress to Store Manager

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.

Deputy Store Manager

Deputy Store Manager

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.

Benefits

  • £9.40 rising to £11.00 per hour, plus an additional £4.00 per hour whilst running the store.  Regional differences apply.
  • £10.45 rising to £11.45 per hour in London
  • From 20 hours per week
  • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)
  • Full training provided
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards
  • Opportunities to progress to Assistant Store Manager
  • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.

Store Assistant

Store Assistant

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.

Benefits

  • £8.40 - £9.45 rising to £10.00 - £10.45 per hour, regional differences apply
  • Usual contracted hours are around 25 hours per week, but can vary from 15 - 25 hours per week
  • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)
  • Full training provided
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards
  • 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

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.

  • Stock Assistant
  • Caretaker
Stock Assistant

Stock Assistant

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.

Please note that this role is not available in stores located in the Cardiff, Swindon and Goldthorpe regions.

Benefits

  • £8.40 per hour. Regional differences apply.
  • £9.45 per hour in London
  • Usual contracted hours are around 25 hours per week, but can vary from 15 - 25 hours per week
  • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)
  • Full training provided
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards
  • Night premium rate available
  • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.

Caretaker

Caretaker

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.

Benefits

  • £8.40 per hour. Regional differences apply.
  • £9.45 per hour in London
  • Flexible contract from 10 to 30 hours per week
  • 28 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)
  • Full training provided
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards
  • Night premium rate available
  • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.

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.

Who we're looking for

We’re proud of our business and how far it’s come. (No wonder we’re so choosy about who we recruit.) Join our Stores team and you’ll be amongst the first people our customers meet. Would you make the right impression? Why not watch the video and then try out our quiz and see.

  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?

Where are we?

There are new stores (and store extensions) opening all the time. But right now, the picture looks something like this. The UK’s divided up into 8 Aldi regions. Each region has its own Head Office led by a Managing Director, a group of Directors and our wonderful team of Administrators. Importantly, each region also has its own Regional Distribution Centre (or RDC) which takes care of the flow of goods, ensuring that our customers get all their favourite things on time.

  • Bathgate

    With our Scottish distribution centre opening in 2004, our store numbers have gone from strength to strength. We stock over 200 items in our Scottish stores that you won’t find in the UK. 25% of our product range is actually sourced in Scotland, with great products that include haggis and Scottish cod.

  • Darlington

    Opening in 1995, Darlington is one of our most established regions. From Newcastle to York and Sunderland, we cover the entire North and North-East of England. With no less than 55 wonderful Aldi stores, we’re keeping lots of customers happy - and lots of staff, too. Darlington’s Managing Director has been with us for over 25 years, which is a true testament to what’s on offer at Aldi.

  • Bolton

    This region was opened as our second Distribution Centre back in 1991 based in Middleton, Manchester. It might cover the smallest geographical area, but it’s still incredibly busy due to the density of stores that opened in the City of Manchester and its surrounding areas. This Distribution Centre is currently relocating to Bolton to a brand-new, purpose-built site.

  • Neston

    This region opened in 2006 and covers a vast area: Liverpool, the Western coastal areas and Cheshire. We even share responsibility for Wales, looking after the Northern part of the country.

  • Atherstone

    We're rather fond of this region, as this is where it all began for Aldi in the UK. Our very first store opened in Stechford (Birmingham) on 5th April 1990. Our Corporate Head Office functions, including IT, Corporate Responsibility, Buying and Central Finance & Administration, are also located on the Atherstone site.

  • Chelmsford

    Opening in 2000, this region covers a broad geographic area across the South-East. It runs from Lincolnshire to the South coast, and includes most of London. We’re planning even more expansion (particularly into London) so even more customers will get to sample our delights.

  • Swindon

    Swindon is the UK’s largest Aldi region, with some of the busiest stores in the country. Opening in 1998, it covers the majority of the South of England. At the moment, it also includes South Wales and the South West of England. However, this is set to change. Eventually, these areas will move to our new regional distribution centre in Cardiff. All very exciting. If you’re looking for an opportunity in South Wales or the South West – please select Cardiff on your application.

  • Naas

    Ireland

  • Mitchelstown

    Ireland

  • Goldthorpe

    Our purpose-built Regional Distribution Centre has transformed the way we service many of our successful stores. There are all kinds of opportunities in this area ranging from Warehouse Operations and Store Accounts, to Finance & Admin and Quality Control. It’s a mixed bag of delights to suit many different skills. We’d love to see where you’d fit in.

  • Cardiff

    We’re very busy working away on our brand new Cardiff regional distribution centre. It’s all set to open at the beginning of 2017 and we can’t wait. It will look after all of the stores in South Wales and the South West of England which are expanding rapidly. Please select Cardiff if you’re looking for a job in South Wales or the South West of England.

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

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

  • Step Three

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

  • Step Four

    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. 

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

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

  • Step Three

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

  • Step Four

    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. 

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

    Screening Once you’ve submitted your application, our recruitment team will screen your answers. If you are successful at this stage, you will then be invited to the next stage of the process.

  • Step Three

    Individual 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 Manager FAQs

  • When are Aldi recruiting for Store Managers?

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

  • 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.

  • Where will I be trained?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Where will I be trained?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 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.

  • Where will I be trained?

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

  • 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.

  • How many people work in each Store?

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

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.