Aldi on recruitment drive for expansion to West

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 14th October 2015

AldiAldi supermarket group has posted up positions for 400 new employees as it prepares for its Western Australian launch in 2016.


The growing list of available Aldi jobs can be viewed simply by becoming a follower of Aldi Australia and watching what is being published either at the Aldi website or via LinkedIn.


A variety of jobs are available with roles ranging from shop assistants up to managerial positions.


In January 2015, Aldi confirmed that it would be expanding into South Australia and Western Australia, with 20 stores in each state by the end of 2016. Australia’s Eastern seaboard should also expect new stores with 25 set to open by the end of 2016.


At the beginning of September 2015 an Aldi spokesperson told Australian Food News that the chain has long-term plans to open up to 125 new stores across Australia.


“Aldi’s popularity with consumers and success on the Eastern seaboard has given us the confidence to invest more than $700 million in our expansion into Western Australia and South Australia, where our long-term expansion plans will see up to 120 new stores,” said Aldi spokesperson said at the time.


“While we are eager to bring the Aldi difference to more shoppers across the country, store openings will be dependent on site acquisitions, planning approvals and construction timelines,” the spokesperson said.


According to IBISWorld’s July 2015 Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia report, Aldi has a market share of 8.2 per cent of Australia’s grocery sector. This can be compared to Metcash’s (IGA and SupaIGA) 8.5 per cent, Woolworth’s (including Thomas Dux) 41.9 per cent and Wesfarmers (Coles and BiLo) 31.7 per cent.


The July 2015 IBISWorld report has also estimated that by the end of December 2015 Aldi will have had an AUD $6.9 billion total revenue for the calendar year.


Aldi says applications for its new WA positions will open on the 12 December 2015.