Aldi looking to hire 55 staff in Northumberland as pay rise comes into force

Aldi is looking to fill 55 roles in Northumberland
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Aldi is looking to recruit 55 staff in Northumberland as a pay rise comes into force this week.

Britain's fourth-largest supermarket, which has eight branches in Northumberland, is recruiting for full and part-time positions in the county. The recruitment push comes as Aldi increases hourly pay rates for its store colleagues across the UK from this week.

Store assistants' hourly wage will rise from £12 to £12.40 in the North East, while staff are also given paid breaks, which are calculated to be worth more than £900 a year for the average store colleague.

Kelly Stokes, HR director at Aldi UK, said: "The roll out of our latest pay increase cements our commitment to our colleagues that we will always be the best-paying retailer. Our colleagues play an integral part in our ever-increasing popularity, and this is another way for us to acknowledge the incredible work they do every day across the UK."

Coun Gordon Stewart, cabinet member for looking after our communities, said: "Aldi is now a major employer in county and a highly respected retailer offering good quality jobs for many local people."

Aldi has encouraged anyone who is interested in a role with stores in Alnwick, Ashington, Bedlington, Berwick, Blyth, Cramlington Hexham, and Prudhoe to visit its recruitment website.