Aldi has announced today that it is going to create another 35,000 jobs in the UK.

It proposes to invest 600 million, which will double its store numbers to 1,000- all of which was confirmed by the Prime Minister after he visited the UK headquarters in Warwickshire.

Aldi said: "This includes plans to create at least one apprenticeship position per store, per year, which would see the employment of between 600 - 1,000 apprentices each year as Aldi strives towards 1,000 stores.

"Apprentice training and development will be supported by a new Apprenticeship Academy located at Aldi's offices and distribution centre in Bolton, which is due to open in March 2015.

Among the new jobs are some management roles both in store and within Aldi’s head offices- making positions available locally and regionally.

Matthew Barnes, group managing director of Aldi UK, added: "Our expansion plans mean that we can accommodate growing shopper numbers, while ensuring that there is an Aldi store only a short drive away from people, no matter where they live in the country.

"We are opening our doors across the UK, making it even easier for people to shop and save with us."

David Cameron said: "Aldi's plans to create tens of thousands more jobs across the country are a vote of confidence in our long-term economic plan to back business, create more jobs and secure a brighter future for Britain.

"This news will mean more financial security for hardworking families and opportunities for young people who want to get on in life."

Discount chains such as Aldi have been strong competitors for the likes of Morrisons, Sainsburys and Tesco of late and Aldi’s market share is currently at 4.8%.

Aldi is suitable for families on tight budgets, following slow wage growth and inflation, leaving the bigger chains struggling to compete.

Sainsburys is backing the return of Netto and is supposedly going to go public with what will happened moving forward at the end of this week.

Of the largest supermarkets Asda is the only one to grow its market share, however because it is not listed as being in the UK, it is difficult to calculate its profit.


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