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We look after our people. So you can expect a competitive salary, the option of 11 locations across the UK and first-class equipment (including lovely Michelin tyres). And we have stores all over the country which reduces our need for long-haul driving. But there’s something else we offer – an extraordinary level of trust. You’ll have the freedom to take control. After all, you’re the one doing the job. So who better to run the show?

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There are seven key roles in this area of the business, each promising plenty of variety and challenge. And it's probably not the environment you'd expect.It's collaborative, not competitive. Supportive, not stereotypically male. If you want to be one of our valued Transport Deputies or Drivers, you'll need a Cat C+E (Class 1) licence. But for all other roles, as long as you have the right attitude, you'll fit right in. (And it's worth bearing in mind that night shift premiums apply for any hours worked between 10pm and 4am.)

Transport Manager

In this senior role, you’ll report to our Logistics Director. You’ll work closely with other colleagues to keep our logistics operation running smoothly. As part of this, you’ll lead and develop a team of Section Leaders, Drivers and Logistics Assistants. So it’s important that you’re energetic and able to get the best out of your people. You’ll make sure everyone knows exactly what they’re doing.

There will be plenty of responsibilities. You’ll make sure everyone’s achieving high levels of service at all times. It’s all about optimum productivity, with minimal costs. You’ll also lead recruitment and oversee performance. And keeping a close eye on health and safety, you’ll authorise the most efficient use of vehicles and determine delivery schedules. Above all, you’ll share our passion for delivering a world-class service we can all be proud of.

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Salary

£70,920 rising to £79,040 after 1 year.

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and Benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 50-hour week (including weekends). As soon as you join, you'll get a competitive company pension, life assurance, access to a discounted health cash plan and parental leave pay. You'll also receive private employee medical insurance after 6 months.

Transport Section Leader

As the Transport Manager’s right-hand person, you’ll play a key role in organising and managing our busy teams. Focused and full of energy, you’ll naturally get the best out of people. With great communication skills, everyone will know exactly what’s expected of them and understand their tasks. This way, you’ll help the Transport Manager to achieve a co-operative working environment, first-class service levels and impressive efficiency.

But you won’t just help others develop. With an eye on your own future, you’ll also attend planning meetings, organise rotas and stand in for the Transport Manager whenever necessary.

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Salary

£37,265 rising in increments to £43,150 in year 3 (Days) £43,975 rising in increments to £50,915 in year 3 (Nights).

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and Benefits

You’ll work a 5-day week, with 40, 45 or 48 hours (including weekends). And you’ll get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay after 2 years, and workplace pension contributions when you join (T&Cs apply).

Transport Deputy

As our Transport Deputy, you’ll be a bit more ‘hands on’. Actively supervising and co-ordinating the team, you’ll make sure we have the right Drivers on the right routes, so our stores stay well stocked. Supervising and co-ordinating the team, you’ll sort out all the best routes and assign them to Drivers. What’s more, you’ll be the ‘go to’ person for any Driver who may have a question or problem.

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Salary

£13.46 - £13.90 p/h rising to £14.48 - £15.61 after 1 year (Night rate £15.71 - £16.23 p/h rising to £16.91-£18.24 between 10pm and 4am). £4.00 premium paid for every stand-in hour. (regional differences apply).

Holiday allowance
4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays rising to 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays after 2 years.
Hours and Benefits

You’ll typically work a 5-day, 40-hour week (including weekends). And you’ll get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay after 2 years, and workplace pension contributions when you join (T&Cs apply).

HGV Driver

Our Drivers are pretty special. We count on them to achieve fantastic levels of service as they deliver our goods to stores all over the region. We’re constantly striving to achieve an efficient and co-operative working environment, and Drivers play an enormous part in that. 

Unusually, your time is split between two key areas – professional driving together with loading and unloading deliveries. So it’s a lot more physical than typical Driver roles as only 40% of the time is actually spent driving. You’ll understand the need to optimise space and minimise any loss. And, sometimes, you might need to work with store or warehouse colleagues, so safety (of our people, customers and products) is a big priority for you. 

We couldn’t operate without you, so we’ll pay for your Driver Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC). Other companies might expect you to do the training in your own time, but we don’t. We’ll make sure you have that time in your working hours.

*Please be aware to apply for this role you must have a Cat C+E (Class 1) licence.

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Salary

£12.46 - £12.90 p/h rising to £13.48 - £14.61 after 1 year (Night rate £14.71 - £15.23 p/h rising to £15.91 -£17.24 between 10pm and 4am) (regional differences apply).

Holiday allowance
4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays rising to 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays after 2 years. Time and a half on bank holidays.
Hours and Benefits

You’ll work a 5-day week that’s usually 40 hours (including weekends). This will include regular shift patterns and consistent hours. You’ll also get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years' and driver Taco cards.

Gatehouse Security Guard

As one of the Gatehouse Security Guards, you’re responsible for the overall security of our Regional Distribution Centre. 

You’ll be required to check external delivery vehicles as they enter and leave site. Although the majority of your time will be spent within our Gatehouse, you’ll also conduct full site checks on a daily basis.

You’ll manage several hundred Aldi colleagues on site at busy periods and several hundred vehicles visiting each day. We’re opening new stores at lightning speed, so you’ll definitely be kept busy throughout your shift.

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Salary

£9.50 - £11.09 p/h rising to £9.60 - £11.20 after 1 year (Night rate £11.21 - £13.09 p/h rising to £11.33 -£13.22 between 10pm and 4am) (regional differences apply).

Holiday allowance
4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays rising to 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays after 2 years
Hours and Benefits

You’ll work a 5-day week that’s usually 40 hours (including weekends). You’ll also get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years.

Transport Logistics Assistant

We certainly couldn’t operate such a clean and efficient Regional Distribution Centre without you. Full of initiative, you’ll tackle every task with real energy and enthusiasm.

Part of a friendly team, you’ll report any unsightly or unsafe defects in the transport area. You’ll be operating fork lift trucks, checking that pallets go on the right lorry, reporting any equipment faults, keeping the vending machines well stocked and ensuring that the workplace is clean and tidy. So there’s plenty to keep you busy. 

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Salary

£9.50 - £10.25 p/h rising to £9.66 - £10.64 (Night rate £11.21 - £12.10 p/h rising to £11.40 - £12.56 between 10pm and 4am) (regional differences apply).

Holiday allowance
4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
Hours and Benefits

You’ll work a 5-day week that’s usually 25-30 hours (including weekends). You’ll also get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years.

Driver Apprentice

As one of our Apprentices, you won’t be sitting on the side-lines watching our Drivers do a great job. We’ll train you from the very beginning, helping you obtain the necessary licences so we can get you out on the road.

With help from your mentor, you’ll master those tricky three-point turns in a HGV, and learn how to load those pallets nice and evenly. It’s not just getting from A to B as efficiently as possible. It’s about having real responsibility and feeling part of a team that supports you, all the way. Plus, with a mix of on-the-job training and theory work, you’ll gain invaluable qualifications throughout the programme.

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Salary

£316 per week.

Holiday allowance
4 weeks’ annual leave, plus Bank Holidays
Hours and Benefits

Both Days and Nights contracts are available. You’ll work a minimum of 30 hours per week (with a maximum of 40), including weekends. You’ll also get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years. Plus, you’ll work towards a Level 2 LGV Qualification. Please note, you’ll need to be at least 18 years’ old to apply, having held a clean and full UK Driving Licence for at least 2 years. For more info, please visit our Apprenticeship page.

What we'll offer you

Our application process

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Online Application/CV Upload

We like to keep things nice and straightforward. So there’s a CV upload or an online application form to highlight your key skills and experience.

Video Interview

You’ll then take part in a five-minute video called ‘Who am I?’. It’s a chance to show us why you’d be such a great Aldi leader.

Assessment Centre

Once you’ve impressed us through your video interview, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre. We’re keen to see your skills in action.

Final Interview

And then you’ll attend your final competency-based interview. It’s a great chance to ask any questions and for us to really get to know you.

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Online Application

We like to keep things nice and straightforward. So there’s an online application form to highlight your key skills and experience.

Skills Test

There are a few specific skills you’ll need, so we’ll just check your numerical ability and attention to detail.

Logistics Experience

We’ll then invite you to a Logistics experience. You will be invited into an RDC to see how it all works and determine whether you’re the right fit for Aldi.

Interview

After impressing us with your skills, we’ll invite you to an interview. This is the final stage of your application.

Meet our Transport Colleagues

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Danielle
I've made some great friends,  it's such a positive environment.
Danielle, HGV Driver
  • Atherstone Regional Distribution Centre
  • Joined Aldi in 2011

I first joined Aldi as a Store Assistant when I was 19 and I became a Deputy Store Manager within a few years. But I was intrigued by the logistics side of things- particularly becoming a Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver (HGV). I didn't know if the move was possible, but my managers were really positive and gave me the confidence to make the leap.

I spent three weeks in the warehouse shadowing a driver and learning the basics. After seeing how things work, Aldi put me through class 1 test, which I passed with flying colours! Now I'm responsible for my own vehicle, and I deliver to Aldi stores across the region. For me, a typical day starts at 9am. I report to the transport desk to see where I'm heading and which trailer I've been allocated. Once I've completed my paperwork, I'm ready to go.

I really like the independence I have in this role, but I love the fact I get to interact with store colleagues. It's the perfect balance for me. I've made some great friends and I was thrilled to see the high number of female drivers who already worked in the team. It's such a positive environment- it's a very Aldi atmosphere.

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Adam
I know I'm investing in myself  by working at Aldi.
Adam, Maintenance Engineer
  • Bathgate Regional Distribution Centre
  • Joined Aldi in 2018

It's my job to keep all the mechanical equipment running smoothly. That includes the forklift trucks, electric pallet trucks and other vehicles. We have a service plan for the year, making sure we look after all the machines in the warehouse.

But we also handle other tasks. There are lots of different problems and situations that we deal with, so I've learnt a lot on the job. It can be quite challenging, but there's great support here. We're really listened to. I know that my views are important.

I know I'm investing in myself by working at Aldi. I'm progressing towards a promotion at the moment, and my current manager is helping me to take on more responsibilities. Now I've got some experience, I want to develop myself further. It's so nice being part of a team that's moving forward. But that's Aldi- we're always moving forward.

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You’ve seen what we’ve got to offer and you want to get on board. So there’s only one thing left to do - apply.

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