Aldi to create 100 jobs in Peterborough as demand grows

An Aldi store outside of Peterborough
An Aldi store outside of Peterborough
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Discount supermarket chain Aldi is to double the number of staff it employs at its Peterborough stores.

The supermarket giant has begun a recuitment campaign to hire 100 people for a range of positions at its stores across the city.

It says the move follows a surge in public demand in the area for its products.

It is more good employment news for Peterborough where the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance is falling.

The latest jobless figures show that last month, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance dropped to 2,400 - down from 2,555 in April.

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson said: “I’m pleased with this as far as it goes.

“But you can’t build a modern city on retail jobs alone and Peterborough must redouble its efforts to get more high wage, high skilled jobs. We must work to diversify our business base.”

A spokesman for Aldi, which already employs about 100 people in the city, said: “Aldi is urgently looking to recruit members of staff for our Peterborough and Bretton stores as well as at the Peterborough Hampton store, which is set to open later this year.

“Aldi is particularly looking for candidates who have experience managing teams of at least eight people for its assistant store manager roles, and is seeking people with a passion for retail management for its deputy store manager positions.”

A deputy store manager role starts from 20 hours per week, with a salary of £9.15 per hour rising to £10.75 per hour, plus £3.95 extra per hour when managing the store.

Store assistant roles are available from 15 to 30 hours a week with pay starting at £8.15 per hour.

Further information on Aldi’s positions can be found at www.aldirecruitment.co.uk.