Bedfordshire jobs: Lidl start to offer jobs at huge new Luton warehouse
Lidl will be opening our brand new Regional Distribution Centre in Luton which will see the creation of thousands of new jobs right here in Bedfordshire. The warehouse will be more than double the size of any existing Lidl warehouses in the UK and will create up to 1,000 new jobs.
Once the building has been completed, the warehouse will be operating 24 hours a day, keeping products moving from warehouse to stores across the UK. The major supermarket has begun recruiting for its new Luton Regional Distribution Centre, which will open in 2023.
1,200 new warehouse jobs will be launched by the end of 2025 for the new Luton warehouse. Lidl will be looking to fill a wide range of roles over the course of the next year, from Warehouse Operatives and Operations Managers to support roles in HR and Payroll.
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Lidl colleagues will benefit from highly competitive salaries, with Team Managers earning up to £80,000 plus company car, and hourly paid colleagues benefitting from Lidl’s hourly wage of £10.10 per hour, which is higher than both the Government’s “National Living Wage” and the current recommended real Living Wage. When Lidl first acquired the site [in 2018], the discounter predicted up to 1,000 jobs would be created. As plans have progressed, Lidl has revised this figure to 1,200 new jobs, for which recruitment is now underway.
The Luton distribution centre will support Lidl’s rapid expansion. In the month of February alone the discounter opened 13 new stores across the country, including Hounslow, Burton-Upon-Trent and Blairgowrie, which collectively created approximately 520 new jobs.
Ryan McDonnell, CEO at Lidl GB said: “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. 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.” The supermarket also has over 3,000 jobs currently available across the country and has been in contact with Government to express its desire to help with employment opportunities.
McDonnell continued: “We are shocked and saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine. As an international business, we are donating €10million in funds, food, textiles and hygiene products in the neighbouring countries to Ukraine to get essential products as quickly as possible to those displaced by the crisis. In addition to this we are keen to explore ways in which we can provide support here in Great Britain. 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”.
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