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Aldi to create 450 new Irish jobs

Wednesday, May 21 12:19:25

Aldi Stores (Ireland) today announced it is seeking to recruit 450 new employees in 2014.

The new roles will be created nationwide, as Aldi continues to expand its store network, building on the momentum which has seen the retailer grow year on year sales by over 22pc to capture 8pc of the Irish grocery market

Aldi has been the standout performer in the Irish grocery market in recent years, maintaining its position as the fastest growing retailer in Ireland every month since July 2008.

The company has invested significantly in its Irish operations and store network, developing an Irish based buying department that has established strong working partnerships with over 125 leading Irish suppliers, and opening 107 stores throughout the country. Last September Aldi opened its second regional distribution centre in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.

Commenting on the new roles, Niall O'Connor, Managing Director Aldi Mitchelstown Region said, "We expect to build further on the sustained growth we have achieved in the last few years, opening a further seven stores and hiring an additional 450 employees in 2014. We are seeking motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join the Aldi team and contribute to our continued success. We need great people to join our business and help us to continue to offer our product at the quality and value our customers have come to expect."

The discount retailer currently employs around 2,400 people in Ireland, offering attractive pay scales for challenging and rewarding work. For example, successful Store Manager candidates will avail of a starting annual salary of E50,000 rising to E69,000 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 Manager and Store Assistant roles offer similarly strong packages, along with the opportunity for progression to store management level.