Aldi to hire 450 staff on €50k to €92k salaries

Aldi will recruit 450 employees in Ireland this year offering salaries of €50,000 to €92,000.

The retail group which employs around 2,400 people in 107 stores here, said the new roles will be created countrywide as the chain continues to expand.

A further seven store openings are planned by the year end, with two already opened in new locations in 2014. The retailer has already announced it will open 20 new stores in Ireland by the end of 2016.

The discounter has gone from strength to strength since entering the Irish market, with year-on-year sales up over 22%, to capture 8% of grocery spending.

It is now looking for 450 staff across positions including area manager, store manager, assistant store manager, and store assistant positions.

Aldi said the roles would offer “attractive pay scales for challenging and rewarding work” and include some stand-out perks for store managers and area managers.

It said the job of area manager offers candidates the potential to work abroad or progress to a director position within five years. It also provides a starting salary of €61,000 rising to €92,000 over four years plus a fully expensed Audi A4.

Store manager candidates will avail of a starting annual salary of €50,000 rising to €69,000 over four years for a five-day 45-hour week. They will also receive five weeks’ paid holidays, private health insurance upon commencement, and membership of a company pension scheme after three years.

Assistant store managers and store assistants will have similarly strong packages, along with the opportunity for progression to store management level. Mitchelstown regional managing director Niall O’Connor said the staff would be hired in seven stores being built around the country.

“The financial and benefits packages we offer are extremely competitive, with our average hourly rates some 30% above the industry norm. We also have one the highest staff satisfaction and retention rates in the industry,” he said.

Applications can be made at www.aldi.ie. Or CVs can be posted to Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd, Limerick Rd Mitchelstown, Co Cork.

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