What makes a great Store Assistant? Well, it’s the little things really. A queue of customers at the till? You’ll jump on a different till and halve their waiting time. A pallet of bananas in the warehouse? You’ll put them out in the store, rather than wait for someone else to do it.
Ultimately, it’s all about being a naturally friendly, respectful and thoughtful colleague who’s a bundle of enthusiasm and positivity. It’s this positive attitude that helps to make Aldi wonderfully different, not to mention successful.
You’ll get £11.40 per hour, rising to £12.30 per hour. If you're in London, you'll get £12.85 rising to £13.15 per hour. Not too shabby.
But we know it’s not just about salary - you name it, you get it (well, within reason). From paid breaks, healthcare benefits and parental leave, to a whole range of lifestyle perks, it’s all on offer.
You’ll work between 10-40 hours a week, and there’s a mixture of shifts available.
You’ll find fewer Store Assistants at Aldi than most supermarkets. Partly because of the efficient way we work. But also because they’re pretty unique. While others may shirk at the responsibility, our people love to roll up their sleeves and keep the store running as efficiently as possible. Want to know more? Well, let our Store Assistants tell you and watch their videos. They like to do things for themselves, after all.
Questions such as "What hours are you looking for?" will help us see if you're right for the opportunities we have. Once you've submitted your application, our hiring managers will screen your answers.
This might involve a short video interview followed by a group or individual interview with an Area Manager where you’ll be asked a series of questions and scenarios relating to the job role you have applied for.
Following a successful interview you might be invited to take part in the 'Aldi Store Experience' where you'll get the chance to observe the different tasks that you would be expected to complete in role.
Ready to be part of a close-knit team? Ready to help customers in any way you can?
Then it’s time to apply and become an Aldi Store Assistant.
We’re growing so quickly, we’re always on the lookout for new store colleagues. You can find all the vacancies near you, register your interest and apply further down the page.
You’ll need to be comfortable with numbers. But other than that, this is about having a friendly personality, a ‘get-on-with-it’ attitude and a passion for the business.
It can be tough in the store, and lots of different challenges will come your way. We need to know you can handle the Aldi challenge, and that you’re great at dealing with people. After all, you’ll always support the team and put your customers first. So you’ll need to show us that you can be a reliable team member, happy to help out whenever possible.
You’ll receive a structured training programme that suits you. It normally lasts around 6 weeks and involves all kinds of activities. While learning from experienced colleagues – who will take you under their wing – you’ll also be supported by our ‘CheckPoints’ structured training programme and E-Learning Portal. Both your Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager will be closely involved.
Where possible, you’ll be trained in your local area.
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.
Not necessarily. However, while your store will be local, travelling by public transport may not always be reliable or convenient. And it’s always a big help if you can provide cover in other local stores.
It’s simple really. We believe our people are 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 colleagues work hard, they’re flexible, they use their initiative… at the end of the day, they deserve every penny.
It depends on the store size but you’ll normally work with between 25 and 60 colleagues.
Store Assistants work between 10 and 40 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. While we expect you to be flexible, we also try and accommodate your needs.
No - Aldi employees are not and have never been classed as self employed.
Yes. We’re the only retailer who pays our colleagues for their break time.
If a colleague completed a 6-hour shift with a 20 minute break, they might work from 8am to 12pm, then clock out from 12pm to 12:20pm, then finishing the shift at 2pm.
With other employers, the colleague would get paid 5.67 hours for the 6-hour shift at their hourly rate. Salary for shift = 5.67 hours at their hourly rate.
At Aldi, the 20-minute break is paid for, so the colleague would still work 8am to 2pm with a 20-minute break at 12pm to 12:20pm but they would receive payment for the full 6 hours at the hourly rate. Salary for shift = 6 hours at the hourly rate.