Stores

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About Us

We’d like to clear something up if we may. If you want ‘a job in a supermarket’, then look away now. Aldi isn’t just a supermarket, and we don’t just offer jobs. People tend to stay with Aldi for a long time. In some cases, since 1999 when Aldi first came to Ireland. Why? Because we’re wonderfully different. 

We do things our  way, we always have. It’s why we’re one of the world’s fastest-growing retailers and why we’re such a great employer.We have happy, productive teams who understand exactly what needs to happen to make their store a success.

Join us and you’ll grow in confidence and ability as you take on energetic, exciting retail challenges. Plus you'll be given the kind of rewards and support that make you feel special (let's face it, we couldn't do without you). Aldi is different. It’s fresh, it’s better. And we like it. We hope you do too.

What kind of roles are there in store?

Our Stores team consists of the following roles: 

Store Manager

Store Manager

Salary €57,250 rising to €83,050

An Aldi store is about as dynamic and fast-paced as it gets. Which is why our Managers need shed loads of energy, great ideas, and a good mix of ambition and character. After all, it’s your personality that will set the tone of the whole store. But this isn’t an easy gig. Especially when you’re responsible for everything that happens within those sliding doors. However, as a ‘leader by example’ type of person, you’ll take control when things get tough. You’ve managed teams of people in the past, and have experience with all the important Store Manager stuff such as company property, sales figures and people performance.

 

Benefits

 

  • 45-hour, 5-day working week, can include weekends
  • 5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Full training provided
  • Company pension from commencement
  • Private Employee Medical Insurance after 6 months
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards

 

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

Assistant Store Manager

Assistant Store Manager

Salary €41,000 rising to €51,700

Lots of people have ‘managed others’ in the past. Doesn’t mean you’ll be right for Aldi. When things get tough (which they will), you’ll take control and get fast, impressive results through your team. Even before you join us, you’ll have done your homework. You understand our business model and you know what we’re trying to achieve. Aldi’s special brand of ‘hard work’ isn’t for everyone. But if you’re right for our business, you can’t wait to roll your sleeves up. You’ve managed teams of people in the past, you’ve got bags of grit and stamina, and you can see how your experience will knock our socks off.

Benefits

  • 4 weeks annual leave rising to 5 weeks, plus bank holidays
  • Full training provided
  • Company pension after 4 years
  • Private Employee Medical Insurance after 4 years
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years
  • Long service awards
  • Opportunities to progress to Store Manager

 

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

Store Assistant

Store Assistant

Salary €11.70 per hour rising to €14.00 per hour. *

You’re a bundle of enthusiasm and positivity. Someone who absolutely loves rolling their sleeves up to keep the store running as efficiently as possible. A naturally friendly colleague who loves smiling at customers to make their day.  A queue of customers at the till? You’ll jump on a different till and halve their waiting time. A pallet of bananas waiting in the stockroom? You’ll put them out in the store, rather than wait for someone else to do it. You’re thoughtful, flexible and full of initiative. 

*For our County Dublin stores, the starting salary is €12.00 per hour rising to €14.00 per hour. This is applicable for the following stores: Aldi Parnell Street, Aldi Terenure, Aldi Coolock, Aldi Sallynoggin, Aldi Fonthill, Aldi Newlands Cross, Aldi Swords, Aldi Belgard Road, Aldi Finglas, Aldi Palmerstown, Aldi Santry, Aldi Long Mile Road, Aldi Rathmines, Aldi Nutgrove, Aldi Tallaght Cross, Aldi Sandyford, Aldi East Wall Road, Aldi Mulhuddart, Aldi Royal Canal Bank, Aldi Frascati Shopping Centre.

Benefits

  • Usual contracted hours are around 25 hours per week, but can vary from 25 - 30 hours per week
  • 20 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Full training provided
  • Opportunities to progress to Management positions

 

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

Caretaker

Caretaker

Salary €11.70 per hour

You’re that vital pair of hands we need to keep our store clean and presentable. You could be collecting trolleys in the car park, or keeping the store litter free, or mopping up a spillage – it’s a role with huge variety and a real sense of purpose. 

Benefits

  • Flexible contracts of 12 hours per week
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Full training provided
  • Sunday premium rates

 

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

Benefits

We pride ourselves on clarity here at Aldi. Yes you’ll work hard, but you’ll see exactly how your efforts, determination and fresh ideas are shaping our wonderful business. We don’t offer average packages because we don’t employ average people. Everything’s designed to ensure that you’re happy, fulfilled and proud to work with us.

Market-leading package

Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after.

Nice working environment

Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard.

Excellent work-life balance

We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some great salaries to holiday in style

Great opportunities to develop

At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution.

Meet our Store Teams

Our Store Teams are a chatty bunch. They love talking about their role, what it means to them and why they wouldn’t work anywhere else.

Rob
Store Manager

Meet our Store Teams

Our Store Teams are a chatty bunch. They love talking about their role, what it means to them and why they wouldn’t work anywhere else.

Gabriele
Store Assistant

Meet our Store Teams

Our Store Teams are a chatty bunch. They love talking about their role, what it means to them and why they wouldn’t work anywhere else.

Myles
Store Manager

Meet our Store Teams

Our Store Teams are a chatty bunch. They love talking about their role, what it means to them and why they wouldn’t work anywhere else.

Ewa
Assistant Store Manager

Who we're looking for

We’re proud of our business and how far it’s come (no wonder we’re so choosy about who we recruit). Join our Stores team and you’ll be amongst the first people our customers meet. Would you make the right impression? Why not watch the video and then try out our quiz and see.

  1. Question One

    Your store’s crazy-busy one cold, wet December. Even with an efficient and talented team, it’s still a really busy time and you’re down to work extra hours this week. Your Manager calls to see if you can start your shift a few hours early. Would you:

  2. Question Two

    Snow, snow and more snow... In fact, the lorries are struggling to get into the car park and unload pallets for the next day’s trading. You’ve just finished your scheduled shift. What’s going through your mind?

  3. Question Three

    Your store’s just had a big extension and tomorrow is ‘the big reveal’. The Area Manager’s looking for a big splash to get a bit of press attention. What do you do?

  4. Question Four

    An elderly customer has just bought a flatscreen telly. What would you say to her?

  5. Question Five

    Our customers love our weekly Specialbuy products, and they've definitely got their favourites. A lady is wandering around looking for last week’s garden furniture offer. She seems quite distraught when you say 'we've sold out'. What do you do?

Where are we?

There are new stores (and store extensions) opening all the time. But right now, the picture looks something like this. Ireland is divided up into 2 Aldi regions. Each region has its own Head Office led by a Managing Director, a group of Directors and dedicated team of Administrators. Importantly, each region also has its own Regional Distribution Centre (or RDC) which takes care of the flow of goods, ensuring that our customers get all their favourite products on time.

 

 

    • Naas

      Opening in 2004, Aldi’s first Regional Distribution Centre in Ireland was located in County Kildare. All of our stores nationwide were serviced by this centre until demand and growth required the introduction of the Mitchelstown Regional Distribution Centre in September 2013.

    • Mitchelstown

      Further south, a second Regional Distribution Centre, located in Mitchelstown, North Cork, opened in September 2013.

  • United Kingdom

    • Aldi entered the UK market in the year 1990. We have 9 Distribution Centres across the UK with 50 - 100 stores in each region. Aldi is one of the fastest-growing grocery retailers in the UK and is also a regular contender for the top spot in The Times Top 100 ‘Best Graduate Employers’.

  • Germany

    • Back in 1961, the Albrecht brothers split the business into two groups: Aldi Nord (North) and Aldi Süd (South). The latter (which includes Aldi UK and Ireland) consists of over 5,000 stores. Did you know that Aldi Süd was the first big retailer in Europe to ban eight pesticides that were found hazardous to bees?

  • America

    • In 1976, one year after our 500th Aldi South store opened, Aldi US officially launched. We now have 1,500 stores across 34 states, plus recent expansion into California. This is where we initially launched our new concept store called ‘Aldi Food Market’ with fresh food and extensive chilled ranges at the heart of the offer.

  • Australia

    • Opened in 2001, we’ve got 400 stores serviced by 6 Distribution Centres. 91% of Aldi Australia’s fresh fruit and veg are grown within the country. Now that’s some sustainable sourcing. We were also the first Australian supermarket to join the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) which ensures more ethical practices in our supply chain.

  • Hong Kong

    • Not many people know we’re in Asia, but here we are. In 2012, we opened the Corporate Responsibility Unit Asia in Hong Kong. Not only does it realise our CR goals in the continent, it also helps to forge closer relationships with our suppliers.

  • Austria

    • We opened our doors in 1968. We’ve got 457 stores, 7 Distribution Centres and over 9,000 employees. Plus, we have 237 home-grown organic products and environmentally friendly cleaning products in our range. And, as of the beginning of 2016, we’ve been operating entirely carbon-neutral.

  • Switzerland

    • Opened in 2005, we’ve got 180 stores, 3 distribution centres and 2,410 employees. The first new store triggered a rush of bargain-hunters in one of the world’s most expensive countries. The car park at Altenrhein was full within 30 minutes!

  • Slovenia

    • Just like our Swiss stores, we opened in 2005. Although smaller in scale – we still have 78 stores, 1 distribution centre and over 1,300 employees. The stores carry around 700 food lines, including typical Slovenian products.

  • Hungary

    • We threw our doors open in 2008, across 107 stores, 1 Distribution Centre and with the help of over 1,800 employees. So far, we’ve won two ‘Superbrands’ awards (2014 and 2016). These awards recognise quality retailing in Hungary.

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Application Process - Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager

Application

Questions such as ‘What is your preferred location?’ will be followed by a more interactive test that will assess your judgement, commercial decision-making and problem solving skills.

 

 

Interview

With a Store Operations Director.

 

 

Aldi Store Experience

This will take place in store where
you’ll demonstrate how you will
perform and meet with members
of our management team.

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Application Process - Store Assistant

Application

Practical questions such as ‘What’s your preferred location?’ will be followed by a more interactive test that
will assess your judgement, commercial
decision-making and problem-solving skills.  

 

 

Screening 

Once you’ve submitted your application, our recruitment team will screen your answers. If you are successful at this stage, you will then be invited to the next stage of the process.

 

 

Individual Interview

In store with an Area Manager. Then you’ll take part in the ‘Aldi Experience’ where you’ll demonstrate how you would
perform in store. 

Store Manager FAQs

Assistant Store Manager FAQs

Store Assistant FAQs

We’re delighted that you’d like to apply. It’s pretty competitive so make sure you’ve done your homework and that you’re primed and ready to demonstrate your skills. You should be aware that we may ask you to consider taking a role other than your initial preference.