Area Manager Aldi

Source: Aldi

Candidates undertake training for their first year

Aldi is looking for 100 area managers, with annual salaries starting from £44,000 and rising to £81,000 by the fifth year.

The discounter is inviting applications to its area manager intake scheme, which involves training for the first year, after which successful candidates will be awarded permanent contracts.

The scheme consists of two separate programmes: one for graduates and one for those seeking a career change. Both require a degree, but applicants for the graduate scheme should have a 2:1 while career-changers must have a 2:2. Career-changers are also expected to have a history of managing, developing and leading people.

“We’re on the lookout for some of the most hard-working and ambitious individuals to join our team as part of the area manager programme,” said Aldi UK recruitment director Kelly Stokes.

“The scheme gives individuals the chance to learn the ins and outs of the sector at one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, while also receiving in-depth training along the way.

“At Aldi, our colleagues are central to everything we do and we’re constantly searching for amazing individuals of all ages, roles and backgrounds to join our team.”

Aldi – which was named Employer of the Year at the 2022 Grocer Gold Awards – maintains a busy recruitment programme to staff its growing store estate. It is one of a number of supermarkets to twice increase entry level pay for store workers this year as wage inflation intensifies competition for labour. Its latest minimum shopworker rate is £10.50 an hour nationally and £11.95 within the M25.

Aldi became the UK’s fourth-biggest supermarket in September as it overtook Morrisons, based on Kantar data. The discounter’s market share for the 12 weeks to 2 October stands at 9.3%, compared with Morrisons’ 9%.

More information on Aldi’s area manager scheme can be found at