Bolton is among the areas where supermarket giant Aldi is planning to recruit hundreds of workers.

The UK’s fifth largest supermarket is on the hunt for fresh blood in its stores in Bolton, Wigan and Stockport, as it looks to fill 440 roles across the region.

The roles that the supermarket chain wants to fill span all levels, ranging from full-time and part-time stock assistants and deputy managers, all the way up to store managers, a role where people can earn wages of up to £48,490.

Cllr Martyn Cox, Leader of Bolton Council, said: “We’re delighted with Aldi for showing a commitment to the town by creating a number of jobs.

“Aldi have for a long time been a partner of the town hall, they have previously sponsored the Food and Drink Festival. 

“We’re really happy with the promise of new jobs.”

Aldi is looking to fill the quota between now and the end of the year, in what it is describing as a ‘welcome boost to the local economy’.

This local push for new recruits forms part of Aldi’s nationwide expansion drive, with the supermarket on track to create 2,000 permanent new roles across the UK this year.

Aldi UK recruitment direcor Kelly Stokes said: “As we continue to grow and make Aldi accessible to even more shoppers, we need more amazing colleagues across the country to help make that possible.

“As well as healthcare and lifestyle perks, working at Aldi means a great working environment and real opportunities to progress within the business. We look forward to welcoming even more great people in Greater Manchester to become a part of our success.”

Last month, Aldi announced a second pay increase this year for its store colleagues, maintaining its position as the UK’s best-paying supermarket.

From September, workers at Aldi will earn a minimum hourly rate of £10.50 nationally, and £11.95 around London with paid breaks included.

Those interested in applying for jobs can visit Aldi's website. 

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