Aldi to hire more than 1,500 people to work in temporary stores over Christmas

Budget supermarket Aldi has announced it will hire more than 1,500 people to work in its UK stores on a temporary basis over the Christmas period.

The supermarket is looking for people to support its permanent colleagues by working on the checkouts, replenishing stock, as well as picking and packing orders made through its click and collect service.

The 1,500 temporary Christmas store roles are in addition to the 2,000 permanent jobs Aldi is also looking to fill by the end of this year as it continues to push ahead with plans to open an average of one new store a week, and a similar number of permanent jobs are planned for next year.

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In addition, Aldi is currently recruiting across its 11 Regional Distribution Centres around the UK for a number of permanent roles, including Warehouse Selectors, Logistics Assistants and Lorry Drivers.

Aldi is hiring more staff

Aldi has also today confirmed it will once again keep all stores shut on Boxing Day as a thank you to colleagues and in recognition of their hard work throughout the year. The supermarket has always remained closed on Boxing Day, ever since opening in the UK over 30 years ago.

Kelly Stokes, Recruitment Director at Aldi UK, said: “We always need extra support over the busy Christmas period but this year especially, temporary store colleagues will play a vital role in keeping our shelves stocked as the nation prepares to reunite with their loved ones after missing out on festive celebrations in 2020.

“At the same time, we also want to recognise and thank our amazing colleagues who have been going above and beyond to serve local communities over the past year. This is why we will once again be keeping our stores closed on Boxing Day, and it’s been really encouraging to see other retailers committing to do the same this year.”