Aldi to hire 5,500 new staff across UK in 2024 as expansion plans ‘grow at speed’

Roles will be available across a wide of range of sectors within the company.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 26th February 2024

Aldi is looking to hire thousands of new staff across the UK in 2024, as its expansion plans continue to “grow at speed”.

The UK’s fourth-largest supermarket chain had already hinted at its ambitious vision for this year when it opened applications for hundreds of new apprentices back in January – but now, as its UK-wide expansion plans continue to “grow at speed”, the retailer has announced that it will be creating thousands of new roles before 2024 is out.

5,500 new roles will be available to apply for across a wide of range of sectors within the company.

Forming a crucial part of Aldi’s nationwide expansion, store assistants, managers, and cleaners based within the hundreds of new stores set to open this year are just some of the new roles that are expected to be recruited for.

On top of this, the supermarket has also revealed it’s recruiting across its 11 regional distribution centres across the UK, and within the head office too – which is merely months after dozens of new roles were opened up at its Greater Manchester distribution centre.


Store and warehouse assistants at Aldi receive a starting salary of £12, which rises to £12.95 nationally, and it’s also the only UK supermarket to offer its staff ‘paid breaks’ too.

For the average store colleague, this is said to be worth more than an additional £900 a year.


Aldi recently committed to opening 500 more stores across the UK too.

The company’s CEO says it will be investing more than £1.4 billion throughout 2024 as it works towards this long-term target.

“Our colleagues work incredibly hard and are without a doubt a huge part of our success at Aldi,” commented Aldi UK’s CEO, Giles Hurley, as the recruitment drive was announced last week.

The supermarket retailer says its nationwide expansion plans are “growing at speed” / Credit: Aldi

“We continue to welcome more and more customers to Aldi stores every week, not just because of our unbeatable prices and British sourcing, but also our amazing colleagues, and we are looking forward to welcoming even more colleagues up and down the country during 2024 as we progress towards our goal of making affordable, quality food accessible to everyone.”

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