Lidl GB to hire 2,500 new workers to help with restocking

Lidl is hiring to help with an extremely busy time for stores – a move that will lead to around 2,500 jobs being created, helping those currently seeking employment.

The supermarket, which has 800 stores across England, Scotland and Wales and 24,500 employees, is looking for Stock Assistants on a four-week fixed term contract to start immediately, with wages starting from a competitive hourly rate of £9.30 - matching the Living Wage rates as recommended by the Living Wage Foundation.

In a role that will support those currently in need of work during this difficult time, the new hires will be responsible for working together to keep the store clean, tidy and the shelves well stocked so that customers can get the products they need. Shifts could include mornings, evenings and weekends.

Christian Härtnagel, CEO at Lidl GB, commented, “Our store colleagues are doing an incredible job at keeping our shelves stocked, and serving communities during an extremely challenging period.

'Temporarily expanding our teams is one way we can help support our colleagues and customers, whilst providing work to those that have had their employment affected by the current situation.”

In addition to creating new temporary jobs, Lidl has given colleagues in office-based roles the opportunity to work in store to help provide extra support.

The supermarket is also supporting colleagues who are having to self-isolate due to symptoms through flexible options including sick pay, holiday pay, advanced holiday pay and mobile working where applicable.