Chatteris supermarket’s recruitment campaign

Old Co-op building at Chatteris that is being changed to an Aldi store ANL-150510-091057009
Old Co-op building at Chatteris that is being changed to an Aldi store ANL-150510-091057009

A budget supermarket chain is creating 30 new jobs and has launched a recruitment campaign.

Aldi is looking to hire around 30 people for its new store in Chatteris which is due to open in the New Year.

The town has been without a supermarket for months after the Co-op closed its Bridge Street store earlier this year.

Now builders are on site to extend and transform the store.

Graham Hetherington, regional managing director, is looking forward to opening the store.

He said: “We have been looking to open a new store in Chatteris for some time, and we are pleased to be able to create a significant amount of new jobs for members of the local community.

“We’re looking to attract applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including supermarket, fast-food and clothing chains, who can demonstrate relevant retail experience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.”

Aldi is looking to recruit: a store manager, three assistant store managers, five deputy store managers, 15 store assistants and five stock assistants.

The firm has announced that from February 2016, all UK employees will receive a new minimum rate of £8.40 per hour, regardless of their age.

Store manager salaries range from £37,000 to £58,000 while the deputy position starts at £24,500.

Applications and more information on all of Aldi’s store positions can be found on its recruitment website: www.aldirecruitment.co.uk

l The future still remains unclear for the mothballed Tesco store on the outskirts of Chatteris.

In January, Tesco announced that it would not be going ahead with plans to open the £22 million store.

Tesco mothballed the store last year just weeks before it was due to open in November.

The supermarket giant has been looking for a new tenant but says there is no update to make on this after being approached by the Fenland Citizen.