The German discount supermarket Aldi have announced they will be creating 1,200 new jobs with more store openings by Christmas this year.
The supermarket chain which employs around 35,000 staff with 890 stores in the UK, are to open an average of one new store each week.
The new stores will open in Edinburgh, Bristol and Sandhurst this year and Aldi plan to open 1,200 stores by 2025.
Giles Hurley, chief executive officer of Aldi UK said, “As much as the disruption of the past few months has been challenging, it has also reminded us that there are still hundreds of towns across the UK where shoppers don’t have access to Aldi’s award-winning quality products and unbeatable prices.
“I’ve been very proud of the tireless work my colleagues have put into feeding the nation.
“To continue doing this and meet our goals of making Aldi accessible to even more shoppers, we will need thousands more amazing colleagues across the country.
“I look forward to welcoming each and every one of them to the team.”
According to Kantar, the German discount supermarket has seen sales increase by 13% in the 12 weeks to 12 July.