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Being an Assistant Store Manager

We love our customers at Aldi. Which is why we’re passionate about being friendly, helpful, and treating everyone with respect. But we’re also super efficient – doing more for our customers with less.

So managing an Aldi store is a bit different. When things get tough (which they will), you’ll take control and get fast, impressive results through your team. You’ll always lead by example - rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done. It’s how you’ll encourage everyone else to give that little bit more. 

Our Benefits

An impressive salary

Your starting salary will be £35,625 rising to £43,440 after just 4 years. And if you work within the M25 you will also receive an allowance of up to £2,900 dependent on location.

A whole host of perks

You name it, you get it. (Well, within reason.) But from healthcare benefits and parental leave, to a whole range of lifestyle perks, it’s all on offer.   

A great work-life balance

Flexible 32/36/40-hour contracts are on offer which can be worked across 4 days or 40/45-hour contracts which are worked across 5 days (both including weekends). Your salary will be pro-rata.

What we'll offer you

Our application process

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Online Application/CV Upload

Questions such as "what’s your preferred location?" will help us see if you're right for the opportunities we have. Once you've submitted your application, our recruitment team will screen your answers.

Video Interview

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


Following a successful video interview, you’ll be invited to an interview with a Store Operations Director at the nearest Regional Distribution Centre. After that you’ll take part in the ‘Aldi Experience’ in store, where you’ll get the chance to observe the different tasks you would be expected to complete in the role.

Apply now

You know just what it takes to become an Aldi Assistant Store Manager and you’ve seen just how rewarding it is. So there’s just one thing left to do – start your application. 

Search for a role


Because we’re expanding so quickly, we actually recruit Assistant Store Managers all year round. You can find all the vacancies near you, register your interest and apply here.

We like to know that you’ve done your homework. So you’ll need to understand our business model and what we’re trying to achieve. And because it can be tough at Aldi, you’ll need to show your ‘get on with it’ character, amazing people skills, and ability to handle the Aldi challenge.

Where possible, you’ll be trained in your local area.

The stores you work in will be local, but travelling by public transport may not always be convenient. Therefore, a full UK driving licence is essential for the role unless you’re applying for an opportunity within the M25. This is especially important for our managers, as you may be called out to your store at short notice. And it’s also a big help if you have the flexibility to provide cover in other local stores. Our managers within the M25 also need to remain flexible with travel requirements but you would not be required to hold a full UK driving licence.

We offer 32/36/40 hours across 4 days and 40/45 hours also across 5 days (which will include weekends), with your working pattern and days off reflecting your needs and the needs of the store. Although we expect you to be flexible, we do understand that you have a life outside of work, therefore, you will be given suitable notice of your working pattern, with all rotas planned in advance. Contracted hours should be discussed during the interview stage of the recruitment process. Also, if you work anything over your hours you'll get the time back.

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 Assistant Store Managers have joined us with everything from GCSEs to degrees to vocational qualifications. However, directly managing and leading a team to achieve objectives in a target driven, stakeholder/customer focused environment is vital to the role, as you will be responsible for leading your successful store team.

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.

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

We’re passionate about doing more for our customers with less. So unlike some retailers, we run a lean, highly productive operation at Aldi. Which is why, depending on the size of the store, you can expect to work with between 25 and 60 colleagues.

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

You’ll receive constant feedback on your performance throughout your training, from your Store Manager and 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.