Lidl starts recruitment drive ahead of new North Staffordshire store opening


Around 40 new jobs are up for grabs at a new Lidl supermarket which is being built in North Staffordshire.

The German retailer is in the process of building a brand new store on land formerly occupied by Kidsgrove Working Men’s club and The Canal Tavern, off Hardingswood Road, in Kidsgrove.

Now the company has launched a recruitment drive for full and part-time customer assistants ahead of the new store opening.

Successful candidates will be required to work a range of shifts – between 5am and 11pm – for between 10 and 30 hours a week.

Hourly pay starts at £9.30 and can rise to £10.50 depending on experience; while staff receive 30 days’ holiday a year.

Responsibilities include unpacking deliveries, working on the tills, helping customers and ensuring stock is topped up and shelves are clean.

A statement on the Lidl website said: “As a customer assistant at Lidl, no shift is the same and you get out what you put in.

“Starting at 5am some days to set up the store bakery for the day or finishing at 11pm on others to close the store and ensure the store is ready for another day of customers, you’ll keep moving and keep business booming.

“Every day is different, so you won’t just be working deliveries or working on the till; you’ll be doing all of it and more. You could even train to be a freshness specialist, non-food specialist or a bakery specialist. It’s your hard graft that puts food onto dinner tables and keeps our customers coming back.”

The new Lidl store in Kidsgrove is under construction

The website continues: “Our customer assistants work together as a team to ensure their store is clean, tidy and well-ordered so that customers can get the products they love and need. You’ll be part of a close-knit team who will soon become friends.

“Shifts include the weekends, but whether you have family commitments, are studying or have an extraordinary hobby, we make sure our rotas are available three weeks in advance so you can get the most out of your days off.

“This isn’t just a challenge, this is a challenge with great rewards – because at Lidl, you get out what you put in. If you love keeping busy and want to do a job that matters, find out more and apply for a career a Lidl less ordinary.”

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Plans for a Lidl’s Kidsgrove supermarket were approved in May 2019.

Once built, the 1,162 sq metre store will boast an in-store bakery, longer tills, customer toilets and 95 car parking spaces for shoppers.

It was expected to open before the end of the year but construction work is still ongoing on the site.

Sara Williams, chief executive at the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, has welcomed the news.

She said: “It’s great to see that even during a difficult time for retailers, jobs are still being created in Staffordshire. This investment by Lidl shows that leading companies have confidence in our region, our people and our future.”

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Ideal candidates will be flexible, friendly and will have had some experience of working in a fast-paced environment.

To apply for the jobs, visit careers.lidl.co.uk.





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