Aldi is offering almost 50 jobs across the Harrogate district

Discount supermarket Aldi is looking to recruit 47 new colleagues across the area.

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 12:52 pm

The food giant is looking for 38 store assistants and nine apprentices to work in its Harrogate and Wetherby branches, as well as its new Knaresborough store, which is due to open this winter.

The majority of Aldi colleagues now receive a minimum rate of £9.40 per hour, regardless of their age, and the supermarket has won a number of awards for its employment offerings.

The roles available are:

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Aldi is looking to fill 47 new positions in Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby.

Store Assistant

Salary: £9.40 per hour rising to £10.41

Job description: Hardworking and enthusiastic candidates are also being targeted for Aldi’s Store Assistant positions, to carry out responsibilities such as accurate and efficient till operation, stock management and merchandising. Full training will be provided for Store Assistants over a six-week period and roles are available from 15 to 35 hours a week, with a realistic prospect of progression.

Store Apprentice

Salary: £187 per week in year one (with Management Development Apprentices rising to £279 in year three)

Job description: Store Apprentices can now enter the Programme via two routes and Aldi is looking for candidates in the area to apply for both:

- The Career Starter route does not require candidates to have completed previous qualifications. The aim of this new route is to allow apprentices to work towards a career, whilst developing skills in Literacy and Numeracy and completing a Level 2 Retailer Qualification.

- Alternatively, the Management Development Programme requires a minimum grade 4 or equivalent in Maths and English, and offers candidates a pathway to becoming a Deputy Store Manager. Apprentices who choose this Programme will complete a Level 2 Retailer Qualification in the first year of training, and then progress onto achieving a Level 3 Retail Team Leader Qualification in years two and three.

And the company has shared some tips on how to land one of the roles on offer.

1. Visit the store before your interview

Deputy Store Manager, Jim Sandhu from Aldi in Ripon, said: “It’s important for candidates to show their knowledge of the store and have an understanding of how it operates. I’d suggest visiting your local store to observe the team and its daily running. When applying for my role, I also chatted to the Store Manager, who kindly gave me some of his time, which put me in a very strong position in the interview as I was able to speak knowledgeably about how a store operates and identify some of the main challenges a Deputy Store Manager would face.”

2. Do some desk research

Kelly Stokes, Recruitment Director at Aldi, said: “It’s likely you will have seen a role advertised in-store or on the website, but we want to see that applicants have really done their homework. We’re looking for people who are hungry to learn more about the business, have researched the history, the growth of the company and ways of working, so they’re in a great position to start their application and hopefully their new career.”

3. Demonstrate team work skills

Store Assistant, Rebeka Weaver said: “Store Assistants are expected to roll up their sleeves and help with all aspects of the store, so new colleagues should be willing to work as a team. The stores can be extremely busy at times, therefore being able to turn your hand to an array of tasks and support your colleagues is essential.”

Sandy Mitchell, Regional Managing Director at Aldi, added: “As Aldi’s popularity and customer demand for quality products continues to increase, we’re in a great position to be able to create a number of new opportunities in the area.

“Aldi offers fantastic benefits, including competitive pay, a great working environment and a number of progression opportunities. We pride ourselves in supporting the long-term career development of all our colleagues and invest in training programmes to ensure that all colleagues feel engaged, challenged and motivated.”

Applications and more information on all of Aldi’s store positions can be found on its recruitment website, www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/stores

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