Lidl to create over 1,200 warehouse jobs

Discount retailer Lidl has revealed it is to create over 1,200 new warehouse jobs by the end of 2025.

This follows the group’s recruitment raft for its new regional distribution centre (RDC) situated in Luton.

The new site, which had work begin on it last year, is set to become Lidl’s largest RDC in the world. When launched, the site will service more than 150 stores in London and the surrounding counties.

As a result, Lidl revealed it has begun recruitment for the warehouse, offering jobs from warehouse operatives, operation managers, HR positions and payroll.

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Last month alone, Lidl opened 13 new stores across the country, which collectively created approximately 520 new jobs.

The grocer, already has over 3,000 jobs currently available across the UK and have been in talks with the UK government to help with employing Ukrainian refugees.

“We are shocked and saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine. We are keen to explore ways in which we can provide support here in Great Britain,” Lidl GB chief executive Ryan McDonnell said.

“We have thousands of live job vacancies and so we are in contact with government to understand how we can help individuals coming from Ukraine with employment opportunities.”

“This new distribution centre – the largest in any Lidl market globally – signifies our continued commitment to expansion across Great Britain and the creation of local jobs,” McDonnell added.

“At a time when many households are struggling, we are more focused than ever on giving more communities access to our unrivalled quality-value combination, whilst taking care of our own colleagues by paying them wages that are higher than the cost of living.

“Our competitive pay and benefits is already helping to attract new colleagues, and we’re looking forward to welcoming 1,200 new people to our workforce soon.”

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