About Us


Let's Introduce Ourselves

We’re bursting with pride here at Aldi Ireland. We’re one of the country’s fastest-growing supermarket chains, and one of the most awarded retailers at the Irish Quality Food Awards, the Great Taste Awards and the Blas na hÉireann awards. We currently have over 120 stores, and ambitious plans to open many more (you’ll also find thousands of Aldi stores across the world from Germany and Hungary, to Switzerland and Slovenia).

And we continue to be one of the standout success stories of the Irish economy. But, without the hard work and commitment of our people, it would be very different. Which is why we’re dedicated to being the best supermarket employer in Ireland.

Our pay and benefits are amongst the highest in the sector, and we’re renowned for our training programmes. But it’s about much more than that. So many of our people have fallen in love with our ethos, the way we do business, and everything that we stand for. We’re getting things right, and you could be part of it.


It's been an incredible journey

It’s 1913 and a small grocery store opens in Essen, Germany. There at the counter stands Anna Albrecht. Over time she’s joined by her two little boys Karl and Theo.

By the 1930s, the family business is well established but the Great Depression makes things extremely difficult. Time for some Aldi bold thinking.

In a smart move, the Albrechts acquire a liquor licence, gaining an advantage over their competitors.

They also let their customers buy goods on account and pay later. This results in huge customer loyalty.

In 1947, they reveal another string to their bow: liquid soap which doesn’t need a ration coupon. They were the only retailers for kilometres who stocked this.

The business wasn’t just surviving now – all these strategies send their turnover soaring.

In 1946, Karl and Theo take over the business, and in 1954 they make history by opening their first self-service store in Essen-Schonnebeck. It’s a first in Germany.

By 1960, the brothers own 300 stores, and decide to split the operation into Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud (which now operate independently).

In 1962, they decide to think of a name. They come up with ‘Aldi’, short for Albrecht Discount.

Aldi Sud are operating in Hungary, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Slovenia and, in 1999, the business arrives in Ireland. Customers are amazed to see a true example of ‘no frills’ shopping.

This business model keeps working brilliantly. With award-winning products and continued growth, we’re going from strength to strength.


Did you know... in eight years, our suppliers have won a staggering 112 awards  at the prestigious Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards


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Our Awards

We work incredibly hard to do a great job for our people and our customers. Over the years, we’ve won all kinds of accolades and added many awards to our trophy cabinet.

Graduate Recruitment Awards

At the 2017 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards we picked up the gold prize for Best Graduate Recruitment Website. So take a look around - it’s an award winning experience.

Ireland’s Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers

Aldi has featured in gradireland's Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers for over ten years.

Times Top 100

This list, published by the Times, details the top graduate employers. In 2016 we were incredibly chuffed to be placed at no. 2, for the second year running.


Did you know… Bord Bia has certified all of Aldi Ireland’s Butcher’s Selection meat. And our entire egg range is 100% Bord Bia Quality approved


Corporate Responsibility

Being rather modest, we tend to keep the great things we do for our customers, our people and the environment behind closed doors. But, if you would like to know more, you can check out www.aldi.ie/corporate-responsibility to see what we’re up to right now.


Did you know… we’ve teamed up with FoodCloud to reduce food waste and food poverty. With over 120 of our stores taking part, we’ve donated over 800,000 meals as of May 2017.


Get the Lowdown

If you’d rather flick through the pages of a brochure, than scroll through a website, we’ve put all the key information you need right here.



Equal Opportunities

Aldi is committed to ensuring the equality of opportunity for all of our employees and job applicants. We value diversity and are dedicated to treating all of our employees and prospective employees fairly and with respect. We do not discriminate and ensure that everyone is treated equally, in accordance with the law and as an individual, irrespective of age, disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, family status, religion or membership of the Traveller community.

Aldi does not tolerate any form of harassment or bullying under any circumstances. Our Equal Opportunities and Prevention of Discrimination policy forms part of the contractual obligations of all employees, and every employee has a responsibility to adhere to this policy. We strive to ensure that the working environment of all Aldi employees is free from harassment, bullying and discrimination.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty, a medical condition or other need, which you feel may affect your performance in the selection process, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to our processes. If you would like to request support with your application then please contact our dedicated careers team on 01 695 0547 or email aldirecruitmentire@penna.com.


Did you know... it's not just our food winning all the prizes. In fact, our Beer, Wine and Spirits have bagged 147 awards, with 16 medals handed to us at the prestigious Decanter Wine Awards. And another 53 at the International Wine Challenge. Cheers!


So then, confident you could be our next star? Then we’d love to hear from you. This is where you can showcase your talents.