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Aldi UK

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

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  • Retail & Consumer Goods

What it does: Aldi UK is the British arm of the Aldi chain, which has a strong reputation for offering low prices. It's famous for its no-frills approach to shopping, and it's one of the fastest-growing supermarkets in the UK.

Mission: Aldi UK's mission is to offer customers the best shopping experience at every touchpoint.

Size and presence: Aldi UK has over 800 stores across the UK, including over 600 discount supermarkets and more than 200 smaller format stores.

The company employs more than 24,000 people and has an annual turnover of £4 billion.

Best known for: Aldi is known for its low prices and high-quality products. This means you get more for your money when shopping at Aldi compared to other supermarkets. It's also worth mentioning that all Aldi stores are self-service, so no checkouts or cashiers are stopping you from quickly getting what you need!

The good bits: Aldi's pay rates are reasonable compared with other retailers, especially considering the high quality of products they sell. The company also offers weekly bonuses based on your weekly performance, which means you get rewarded for doing good work!

The not so good bits: The management is very strict with employee timesheets; they
want it completed by the end of your shift, and if you're not finished with it, they will
make you stay late until it's done.

Aldi Story

Aldi was founded in Germany in 1913 by two brothers, Karl and Theo Albrecht, who opened their first store in Essen after they took over their mother's small grocery store after World War II. Aldi has become one of the largest supermarket chains in Europe,

with over 10,000 stores in 17 European countries. Today, the company operates over 10,000 stores worldwide with sales of €59 billion.

Culture & vibe

The company culture at Aldi UK is built on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and respect for others. They believe that people are the most important asset of the business and strive to promote an environment where employees feel valued and can thrive.

Recruitment process

Aldi's recruitment process is straightforward. If you think you have what it takes to work at Aldi, then follow these steps:

  1. Apply online
  2. Take part in an assessment centre day (if required)
  3. Complete an online questionnaire, including competency-based questions about yourself and your career aspirations
  4. Final assessment

Career prospects

Aldi believes in developing its employees by providing them with opportunities for personal development and professional challenges, which will help them progress within their industry. They aim to offer colleagues a flexible working environment where they can achieve a balance between their professional and personal lives. They have a variety of roles available, including:

  • Store Managers
  • Assistant Store Managers
  • Customer Assistants (CAS)

Remuneration

According to Glassdoor, the average Aldi employee salary in the UK is £21,221 per year. The average hourly rate is estimated to be £8.33.

Benefits

  • Pension scheme
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Employee discount

Social Contributions

Aldi UK has pledged to support local communities by donating money from its profits to their neighborhood and beyond. Since 2015, Aldi has donated more than £700 million (€746 million) to good causes in the UK, including schools, hospitals, charities and community groups.
In 2017/18 alone, Aldi gave £28 million (€29 million) worth of food products to FareShare – a charity that redistributes surplus food from supermarkets to charities supporting people who are hungry or at risk of going hungry.

Controversies

In January 2019, it was revealed that Aldi was selling out-of-date products in stores across Britain. The items included lasagna and sausages, up to six months past their best before dates.

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  • Warwickshire
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