Stores

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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

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

  • £44,890 rising to £58,540 after 4 years * including a minimum annual bonus of £2,000 for those working in stores within the M25
  • 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
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 managed over eight 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

  • £31,300 rising to £38,170 after 4 years * including a minimum annual bonus of £2,000 for those working in stores within the M25
  • 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
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

  • £9.85 rising to £11.41 per hour, plus an additional £4.00 per hour whilst running the store *£11.20 rising to £11.89 per hour in London
  • Usual contracted hours are around 25 hours per week, but can vary from 15 - 30 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
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

  • £8.85 rising to £10.41 per hour *£10.20 rising to £10.89 per hour in London
  • Usual contracted hours are around 25 hours per week, but can vary from 15 - 30 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
  • Night premium rate available
  • Double pay for any hours worked on Bank Holidays
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

  • £8.75 per hour *£10.20 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

Benefits

We’re good at lots of things at Aldi, but we’re particularly good at looking after our people. Yes, you’ll need to work hard and we expect you to be committed (you know, turning up on time, working hard, that sort of thing) but we’ll make every effort to show our appreciation. That’s why we offer the following benefits:

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.

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.

Kelly

Store Assistant

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.

Daljit

Store Manager

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.

Caroline

Store Manager

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.

Brenda

Assistant Store Manager

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 10 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.

 

A detailed map of our UK regions and also our international presence can be found on the 'About us' page.

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Application Process Store Managers and Assistant Store Managers

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.

 

Video Application

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

 

 

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.

 

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Application Process - Deputy Managers, Store Assistants and Caretakers

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.

 

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.

Individual Interview

With an Area Manager in a store. Then
you’ll take part in the ‘Aldi Experience’
where you’ll demonstrate how you
would perform in store.

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Store Manager FAQs

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Assistant Store Manager FAQs

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Deputy Store Manager, Store Assistant and Caretaker FAQs

We’re delighted that you’d like to apply. It’s pretty competitive so make sure you’ve done your homework and that you’re primed and ready to demonstrate your skills. You should be aware that we may ask you to consider taking a role other than your initial preference.