ALDI Australia has begun a new round of recruitment in South Australia, opening applications for the first warehouse and transportation positions at its Regency Park distribution centre in Adelaide.
The centre, which will service up to 50 ALDI stores in coming years, is due for completion in November as ALDI gears up for its state-wide expansion early next year.
The recruitment process will run throughout September, with successful candidates starting work in October 2015.
The new hiring announcement follows the recruiting of ALDI’s first South Australian store managers, who begin their roles with the business this week.
“As one of the country’s fastest growing retailers, ALDI is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and ambitious people to help bring the ALDI difference to South Australia,” ALDI Managing Director South Australia Viktor Jakupec said.
“ALDI employees are highly motivated and dedicated to delivering the best shopping experience to our customers. In return, they are provided with rewarding careers, development opportunities and industry-leading employment benefits.”
Among the benefits touted by ALDI are paid maternity leave (18 weeks at half pay), five weeks’ annual leave for full-time employees, and salaries “well above industry standards”.
New employees will undergo extensive training to learn the ALDI way of doing business. South Australian section leaders will receive training at one of ALDI’s existing distribution centres on the eastern seaboard.
“Our commitment to the personal development of ALDI employees starts from day one,” Mr Jakupec said.
“ALDI’s training program sets our employees up for career success. We’ve enjoyed seeing our staff grow alongside our business, and independent employee surveys have consistently shown high levels of job satisfaction.”
As ALDI’s South Australian expansion continues to progress, areas of interest include Seaton, Hawthorn, Mount Barker, Hallett Cove, Seaford Heights, Woodcroft, Victor Harbor, Parafield Gardens, Blakeview, St Agnes, Kilburn, Gilles Plains, Berri, Aldinga, Noarlunga, Modbury, Evanston, the Barossa, Golden Grove, Salisbury, Mt Gambier and Yorke Peninsula.