Lidl to add 1,000 employees to workforce

Lidl has announced plans to recruit more than 1,000 new hourly paid roles over the next five months.

The jobs will span across stores and warehouses, with new employees earning a minimum of £10.90 an hour outside of London and £11.95 inside of the M25.

The move comes a week after the budget supermarket opened three new stores in Alperton, Oxford, and Gillingham.

The company plans to open further new stores over the next few months.

According to figures from Kantar, Lidl is currently the fastest growing supermarket in the UK.

The retailer saw sales jump by around 21 per cent in the 12-weeks to 4 September – its fastest rate of growth since October 2014.

“We’re incredibly proud of our colleagues across the country, whose hard work and loyalty mean that we are the fastest growing supermarket, with over 1.5 million more people shopping with us than last year,” said Nan Gibson, Lidl GB’s chief HR officer. “As our customer base continues to grow, and as we open more new stores and warehouses, we need more people to join team Lidl."

Gibson added: “Not only will new colleagues be the highest paid in the industry as a result of our newly increased rates, they also be part of an amazing team of people that are working to help make good food accessible to all households, at a time that is so needed.”

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