Aldi to hire 3,000 people for festive season

Aldi has announced it is recruiting 3,000 people to work in its stores ahead of the festive period.

The supermarket said is offering both temporary and permanent positions in roles including store assistants, managerial positions and cleaners.

Additionally, Aldi said it also has 1,500 roles available across its regional distribution centres in the UK.

Last month the supermarket committed to spending £1.4 billion over the next two years as part of its expansion plans due to increased demand in the UK.

Commenting on the news Kelly Stokes, recruitment director at Aldi UK, said: “It's never been more important to us to make affordable high-quality food accessible to all, especially at Christmas. That's why we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of new colleagues to our stores and Regional Distribution Centres over the coming months.”

Other retailers in the UK have recently announced they are recruiting extra staff to cope with peak season demand, including Morrisons, which last week said it will hire over 3,500 people to work its stores, warehouses and as delivery drivers.

Last month, Currys said that 720 temporary roles will be available in 285 stores across the UK, with the retailer also hiring roughly 350 people for permanent roles and around 120 drivers.

Earlier this year, John Lewis said it would be recruiting for over 10,000 roles across the country as it prepares for Christmas. Waitrose will recruit around 2,800 seasonal roles across its 329 shops and a further 2,900 temporary roles have been created in sales and merchandising at John Lewis.

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