Lidl in recruitment drive to hire 100 permanent staff in north

Lidl has launched recruitment road show to hire 100 permanent new retail staff across its 41 stores in Northern Ireland
Gary McDonald Business Editor

RETAILER Lidl will host a number of recruitment road shows this Saturday in a bid to more 100 permanent new retail roles across its network of 41 Northern Ireland stores.

It comes as part of a wider recruitment drive by the company to fill 170 jobs, pumping at extra £1 million a year in salaries into the region's economy and taking Lidl Northern Ireland’s workforce to more than 1,100 employees.

Saturday's recruitment events will be held in Belfast, Downpatrick, Enniskillen, Newry, Omagh and Portadown to fill a range of in-store roles (details of times and venues at, and registration or advance booking is not required.

Attendees will have the chance to meet with Lidl representatives to learn more about the customer assistant roles available and the market-leading benefits successful candidates can enjoy with a career at the north's fastest-growing supermarket.

Gordon Cruikshanks, sales operations executive for Lidl NI, said: “We serve more than 300,000 weekly shoppers across Northern Ireland and as we continue to grow and welcome even more shoppers, we’re on the lookout for motivated candidates to join our friendly store teams.

“Life at Lidl is fast-paced and challenging, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Our store teams are central to our success – they drive our front-line operations while ensuring excellent customer service and satisfaction.

“A career in retail can be hugely fun and rewarding and we pride ourselves on offering a great rate of pay, fantastic benefits, award winning training and development programmes and plenty of opportunity for progression.

“I encourage anyone considering a move into retail to come along to Saturday's event, meet the team and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with one of Northern Ireland’s top companies.”

Supported by industry-leading training, candidates can benefit from excellent opportunities for development and long-term career prospects. Additional perks include competitive hourly rates of up to £14 per hour, supplementary pay, unlimited flexibility and 10-30 hour contracts.

Lidl was recently recognised by the Top Employers Institute (TEI) as a Top Employer for 2021. The international sought-after certification, held by global brands such as PepsiCo, Adidas and Heineken, showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work, exhibited through excellent HR policies and people practices.

The TEI programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, diversity & inclusion and more.

“Our most important asset has always been our people, and we are very proud to be recognised for providing an exceptional place to work. We look forward to expanding our team and welcoming new talent to enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career with us,” added Gordon.

Confirmed as Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket by Kantar, with 12.2 per cent year-on-year sales growth in 2021, Lidl contributes around £180 million a year to the north's economy, sustaining 3,500 jobs while buying and exporting £290 million worth of local goods and products.

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