Aldi has been building up a positive reputation in recent years based on many different aspects of the way the German supermarket chain works, and now it has been announced that there are going to be 4,000 new permanent jobs created around the UK, on top of a pay rise for members of staff.
Whether it be for its affordable but good quality products or its acclaimed apprenticeship and graduate employment schemes, Aldi seems unable to put a foot wrong when it comes to impressing and outshining its fellow competitors, and this news will only improve the reputation.
The new wage hike will come into play in February and it will see Aldi employees’ wages rising to £9.75 in London and £8.53 elsewhere, making it the highest paying supermarket in the UK and bettering the voluntary minimum pay which had been proposed by the Living Wage Foundation.
“We recognise the valuable contribution that our thousands of store employees make every day” commented Matthew Barnes, the chief executive of Aldi UK. “Their dedication and commitment is a key reason why Aldi is the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket. We employ the best people in retail and invest in their training to enable them to carry out a range of different roles in store.”
In the company’s bid to create thousands more jobs here in the UK, Aldi is looking to delve into new areas of the UK by creating more stores, and this was highlighted with the recent announcement that plans had been submitted for a new multimillion pound supermarket in Stanley town centre.
The question now is whether or not other supermarkets will follow by Aldi’s example, with Lidl being the only competitor that is close in terms of how much the staff are paid. Either way, it looks like Aldi is continuing its rapid rise and could soon be many people’s favourite supermarket.