Jobs boost for South Yorkshire

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Supermarket chain Aldi is to create 400 jobs for new regional offices and a distribution centre in South Yorkshire.

The firm wants 250 warehouse workers, 100 for transportation roles and 40 for office jobs.

Aldi is set to open its new distribution centre in 2015 but is launching its recruitment drive this year to ensure that new members of staff are fully trained ahead of the opening date.

Baxter Personnel Limited is dealing with applications for the positions.

Liam Rafferty, Financial and Administration Director at Aldi, said: “The regional distribution centre at Goldthorpe will provide a hub for Aldi’s growing portfolio of stores across South and West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

“We’re looking to engage with the local community to identify suitable candidates who want the opportunity to work for a successful and growing retailer.”

Andrew Harrow, managing director of Baxter Personnel, said the contract with Aldi was a great win for the company and for the region as a whole.

He said: “We constantly aim to be the recruitment agency of choice for businesses located in the North East of England and Yorkshire.

“Having been awarded a contract of this nature for an international company such as Aldi shows the calibre of what we have to offer and further cements our strengthening position in the regional recruitment arena.”

Planning permission for the £25 million Aldi development was granted in 2008.

Objections to the scheme came from surrounding communities, on grounds of the depot being partly on Green Belt land, close to three Dearne schools, and in an area already heavily congested with traffic.

Prospective employees should contact Laurel Barr at Baxter Personnel on 01226 913038 to discuss the posts.