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Thursday 2 October 2014

Cut-price Aldi pays top-notch salaries

Anne-Marie Walsh Industry Correspondent

Published 22/05/2014 | 02:30

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Cut-price Aldi pays top-notch salaries
Cut-price Aldi pays top-notch salaries

CUT-PRICE grocery chain Aldi is offering salaries up to €92,000 to recruits after announcing plans to create 450 jobs this year.

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Many of the jobs, which are at management and sales assistant level, will be based at seven stores that are opening shortly.

They are in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan; Ballybofey, Co Donegal; Macroom, in Co Cork; Wexford town; Oranmore, Co Galway; Glanmire and the Elysian building in Cork.

The budget supermarket is seeking candidates for the positions of area manager, store manager, assistant store manager and store assistant.

It said the area manager position offered "fantastic career prospects", and the potential to work abroad or progress to a director's job within five years.

The "rewards package" for the role includes a starting annual salary of €61,000 rising to €92,000 over four years, plus a fully expensed Audi A4.

Store manager salaries start at €50,000 a year, and rise to €69,000 over four years for a five-day, 45-hour week.

They get five weeks' paid holidays, private health insurance, and membership of a company pension scheme after three years.

Aldi says it offers hourly pay rates that are 30pc above the industry norm.

Managing director of Aldi Mitchelstown, Niall O'Connor, said the firm is seeking motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join the team.

Aldi employs around 2,400 people in 107 stores around the country.

Irish Independent

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