Lidl GB has confirmed that it is currently recruiting for open vacancies at its warehouse in Peterborough and is encouraging jobseekers to attend the event on Saturday, May 21.

The open day comes as Lidl recently increased wages for all of its hourly-paid employees, meaning new colleagues joining the business will be amongst the highest paid in the industry.

New starters joining the Peterborough warehouse team will begin on £10.90 per hour, which is higher than both the Government’s National Living Wage and the recommended voluntary living wage rates. The discounter has long been committed to increasing wages in line with the cost of living, with a combined investment of over £50 million into hourly wages over the past five years.

The retailer has around 80 roles available for Warehouse Operatives with successful candidates able to start in the same month. Vacancies are either full or part time hours, with some weekend only and night shifts also available.

The event will give applicants an opportunity to meet directly with hiring managers at the retailer’s Peterborough warehouse located in Great Haddon Gateway on Waterworth Road.

Those interested can arrive anytime between 8:00am until 6:00pm and can expect to be at the warehouse for around an hour. The event will include a tour of the warehouse floor, opportunities to speak directly with hiring managers and then interviews, with the potential for successful applicants to be given offers and contract signings on the same day!

Interested applicants simply need to turn up on the day. Registration is not required, however bringing proof of the right to work would be beneficial in order for contracts to be completed.

Lidl GB’s regional director for Peterborough, Stephen Hutchinson, said: “Having recently become the 6th largest supermarket in the UK, it’s an incredibly exciting time to work for Lidl and we are all very excited about welcoming new colleagues into the team.

“Our workforce is one of the most talented and hard-working in the industry, and the reason for our success is our people. We’re therefore proud to offer competitive benefits, which includes paying some of the highest rates of pay in the industry to ensure that our colleagues earn wages that are higher than the cost of living.

“We look forward to welcoming interested candidates on the day and hope that as many people as possible are able to attend.”

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