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Job seekers checkout Aldi careers event in conjunction with Sefton Council

Left to right – Pat Riordan Sefton at Work Advisor, Maria Platt Sefton at Work Employer Liaison Officer, Sefton Council Cabinet Member Cllr Marion Atkinson, Tia Bankes Aldi Area Manager and Ciaran Gibson Aldi Area Manager.
Left to right – Pat Riordan Sefton at Work Advisor, Maria Platt Sefton at Work Employer Liaison Officer, Sefton Council Cabinet Member Cllr Marion Atkinson, Tia Bankes Aldi Area Manager and Ciaran Gibson Aldi Area Manager.

Sefton Council’s employment and recruitment service, Sefton@Work, partnered with supermarket Aldi today to promote upcoming job opportunities at its latest Sefton store.

The new supermarket is due to open in Maghull in early 2022 and will bring around 40 new, full-time equivalent jobs to the Borough.

Sefton@Work advisors and employer engagement officers have been working alongside Aldi’s recruitment team to ensure that residents seeking employment are aware of the upcoming opportunities.

Job seekers joined an information session in Maghull on Thursday 4th November to find out what it’s like to work for Aldi and how the job application process works.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:

“I dropped in on the information session and was really pleased to be able to see so many local people engaged in the job seeking process. The pandemic has shown us all more than ever just how important our supermarket workers are, and I’m sure many people will be excited about forging a career in this sector.

“Our Sefton@Work team were met with real enthusiasm and those in attendance have gone away with both great job application tips, and a better understanding of what local employers like Aldi are looking for in their new recruits.

“It’s so vital that we work alongside any business setting up shop here in our Borough, so that we can maximise long-term employment opportunities for our communities. We hope to use this joined-up recruitment approach as a blueprint to continue working with Aldi, as well as other employers and investors, in the future.”

Bryn Richards, Regional Property Director for Aldi, said:

“Our store in Maghull will deliver around 40 full-time equivalent jobs. As construction progresses it is essential that we begin recruiting high quality, local people to work at the store.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Sefton@Work to promote local employment and maintain our industry leading salary and standards.

“We are committed to providing local workers with long term stable jobs with wages above the market average and the offer of internal promotion and career progression.”

Local job seekers in attendance at Aldi and Sefton@Work recruitment event in Maghull.
Local job seekers in attendance at Aldi and Sefton@Work recruitment event in Maghull.

Sefton@Work offers a range of free and confidential job-related services to residents aged 16 years and above throughout Sefton. It also supports employers with a free professional recruitment service to help them find the right person for the job.

Any company based or working in the Borough with job vacancies can get in touch to see if Sefton@Work can help to find local people for those opportunities. Businesses can contact Paula Cain on 0151 934 2875 or via email paula.cain@sefton.gov.uk

Anyone looking for employment and who would like to register for free, confidential and impartial advice and guidance on getting into work, should call Sefton@Work on 0151 934 2610 or email seftonatwork.info@sefton.gov.uk

For more information about the Sefton@Work service people can visit www.seftonatwork.net or follow the service on Facebook and Twitter by searching for @LearnWorkSefton.