Lidl Ireland to recruit for 1,200 new roles

Maeve McCleane, director of human resources at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland

Retailer certified as a ‘Top Employer 2021’ by the Top Employers Institute

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26 January 2021 | 0

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Lidl Ireland is set to recruit more than 1,200 new employees to its Irish operations this year in a variety of operational and office-based roles across its store network of 168 store locations, three regional distribution centres and Dublin head office.

The retailer states the new roles are being created to support its growing footprint of stores nationwide that will see the country’s fastest growing retailer* open six new stores, carry out seven rebuilds of existing stores as well as embark on a €75 million expansion project on its Mullingar regional distribution centre.

Recently awarded ‘Best Covid-19 Response by a Retailer’ at the Irish Quality Food Awards, Lidl has committed to a €2 million investment in a Covid Employee Bonus for all employees on the island of Ireland**. This bonus is the third Covid bonus offered by the retailer to recognise the efforts of its essential workers during the pandemic.

The announcement comes as Lidl is one of just 14 Irish companies recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a ‘Top Employer for 2021’. The world esteemed and sought-after certification, held by global brands such as PepsiCo, Puma and Heineken, showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent HR policies and people practices.

“Since the onset of the pandemic our teams have demonstrated inspirational dedication and bravery in serving our local communities when they needed it most,” said Maeve McCleane, director of human resources at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland.

“Our most important asset has always been our people,” she added, “and 2020 has reinforced that they are in fact the bedrock of our business which is why we have prioritised building not only an exceptional place to work, but also an inclusive, rewarding and fulfilling culture at Lidl for our employees. It is with great pride that we accept this year’s Top Employers certification and I look forward to welcoming many new colleagues to team Lidl in the coming months.”

*(Kantar market share)

**(All employed by Lidl on Dec 31st 2020)

 

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