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Supermarket to offer 50 per cent more graduate jobs

Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2009   Category: Food and drink

Budget supermarket retailer Aldi plans to increase the number of graduates it hires by 50 per cent in 2009.

The move comes as recruitment firm High Fliers claims a 17 per cent drop in overall graduate recruitment will be seen this year in the UK.

Aldi will take on 150 university leavers to its graduate scheme this year, compared to the 100 places made available by the firm at the start of 2008.

Dan Ronald, regional managing director responsible for graduate recruitment, says the firm has always invested in its graduate training programme; providing "an attractive financial package" and "comprehensive training".

He added: "Being able to offer such an attractive starting package to 50 per cent more university leavers is fantastic and fundamental to the continued growth of Aldi."

The firm offers a lucrative starting salary of £40,000 to entry-level graduates, rising to £60,000 after three years.

Aldi plans to open a further 50 stores nationwide during 2009.

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