About Us

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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 130 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).

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.

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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.

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Did you know... in 2018, our suppliers won a staggering 19 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 2018 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards we picked up the gold prize for Best Graduate Recruitment Website. We're delighted to have retained this award for the last 2 years in a row. We also picked up the silver prize for the Best Student Marketing Campaign. 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 2018 we were incredibly chuffed to be placed at no. 3, for the second year running.

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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.

Our Responsibilities

Every day, we work hard to ensure we’re fairer to farmers, supporting great causes, inspiring customers to be healthy, and sourcing sustainable products. These are all part of our 5 Corporate Responsibility Principles.

Our Customers

Without our customers, we wouldn’t get very far. Which is why we put them at the heart of everything we do. From tackling campylobacter through to a range of customer-focused initiatives, we’re giving back to the people who support us most.

Our Supply Chain

We truly value our suppliers. So we put them first in all of our sourcing activities. From ensuring fair labour practices through to our sustainable sourcing, we’re also making sure our suppliers look after their people and the environment.

Our Environment

We’re dedicated to improving Aldi’s environmental impact in 4 key areas: lowering our carbon footprint, reducing the impact of our refrigerants, boosting our energy efficiency, and reducing, reusing and recycling our waste. Because it’s responsible.

Our People

Even with high-quality yet affordable products, one asset stands above all else. Our people. It’s why we create friendly, cooperative workplaces, and provide the opportunities, pay and benefits they deserve.

Our Community

Aldi’s part of communities throughout the country. So from charity partnerships to food donations, we’re giving a lot back to people in our local areas. And with international activities like Farm Africa, we’re also helping people across the world.

Learn more

We tend to keep the great things we do for our customers, our people and the environment behind closed doors. But if you want to know more, you can discover everything great we’re up to by visiting our main Corporate Responsibility page.

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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.

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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.

       

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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.

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.