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Being a Store Manager

As a Store Manager, you’ll need heaps of energy, great ideas and a whole lot of character. After all, it’s your personality that sets the tone of the whole store. But it’s this personality that’ll help your team when the going gets tough.

With experience of directly managing and leading a team to achieve objectives in a target driven, stakeholder/customer focused environment, you’re able to take control when things get busy. And with your own leadership style, you know the little things matter – whether it’s a surprise breakfast for the team, or an after-work delivery to a customer. 

Our Benefits

An impressive salary

Your starting salary will be £50,600, rising to £65,995 after just 4 years. And if you work within the M25 you will also receive an allowance of up to £3,865 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

Over 5 days, you’ll work either a 40 or 45-hour contract (including weekends). No matter which option you pick, we’ll make sure you’ve got plenty of time to re-charge your batteries.

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.

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Our Store Managers are the heart and soul of our stores. Motivated, determined and ambitious, they’re prepared to give that little bit more. If that sounds like you, lead the way. 

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

Well, as it’s up to you to set the Aldi personality in your store, it’s good to know that you won’t hide in your office all day. So it would certainly help if you can 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 40 or 45 hours a week over 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 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 (from Store Assistant to Assistant Store 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.

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.

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

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