EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 33000
Group: Aldi Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-03-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 20-03-2020
Planned Job Creation: 4000

Additional Information

Aldi, the Germany-based global discount retailer, has announced that it is creating 4,000 permanent and 5,000 fixed-term contract jobs in its shops across the UK.

The business expansion is based on the company's need to deal with the increased demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The jobs include store assistant, logistics and head office roles.

A statement by the company said that vacancies are available in every Aldi shop and distribution centre, making this the company’s largest recruitment drive in the UK to date.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries, including UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Australia and the United States.