Supermarket is seeking 40 new Fylde workers

The Cleveleys Aldi store, one of the sites where jobs are on offer
The Cleveleys Aldi store, one of the sites where jobs are on offer
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More than 40 jobs are to be created in stores across the Fylde coast as a cut-price supermarket chain aims to expand.

The positions are being created in Aldi stores as part of a “significant recruitment drive to support the supermarket’s continued expansion” throughout 2016.

The German company said it currently requires six deputy store managers, 30 store assistants and three stock assistants.

The recruitment team are also looking for three apprentices and two caretakers.

All the jobs are for Aldi’s stores in Cleveleys, Fleetwood and Poulton.

Candidates with strong numerical skills are being targeted for Aldi’s store and stock assistant positions, to carry out responsibilities such as accurate and efficient till operation, stock management and merchandising.

Ruth Doyle, Aldi regional managing director, said: “Aldi is rapidly expanding across western Lancashire due to the increasing popularity of our stores, and because of this, we immediately require staff for a number of our stores in the Fylde area.

“We’re looking to attract applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including supermarket, fast-food and clothing chains, who can demonstrate relevant retail experience, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.”

She said deputy store managers are expected to work closely with the store manager and assistant store manager and have the responsibility of managing the store team in their absence.

Those roles start from 30 hours per week, with a starting salary of £9.40 per hour rising to £11 per hour, plus £4 extra per hour when managing the store.

Full training will be provided over a 12 week period, and store assistant roles are available from 15 to 30 hours a week, with salaries starting at £8.40 per hour, rising to £10.00 and a realistic prospect of progression.

Aldi Store apprentices are trained in all aspects of retail management during their three year course, which features a mixture of in-store and theory work.

The scheme offers store assistant training in year one and store management training in years two and three with a salary of £5.40 per hour in year one but it rises to £7.85 per hour in year three.

All Aldi full employees receive a new minimum rate of £8.40 per hour, regardless of their age.

Applications and more information on all of Aldi’s store positions on offer can be found on Aldi’s recruitment website: www.aldirecruitment.co.uk.