UK: Lidl to create over 1,200 warehouse jobs as it opens largest global DC in Luton

Updated: Aug 18

Discount Retail Chain Lidl GB (owned by the German Schwarz Group) will create over 1,200 new warehouse jobs by the end of 2025 as it begins recruitment for its new regional distribution centre (RDC) in Luton.


Work began on Lidl’s new 1.2 million sq ft distribution centre last year.

It is set to become the discounter’s largest RDC not just in the UK but globally. When fully operational, the RDC will service more than 150 stores in London and the surrounding counties.


Lidl has now begun recruitment for the warehouse and 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.


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.


Lidl GB chief executive Ryan McDonnell 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 employing Ukrainian refugees.


McDonnell said: “We are shocked and saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine. 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.”


McDonnell said: “We are shocked and saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine. 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.”


See here for more: https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2022/03/lidl-to-create-over-1200-new-warehouse-jobs/




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