Aldi Scotland recognised for employee wellbeing commitment

Aldi Scotland wellbeing Aldi Scotland has been recognised for its commitment to its employees’ wellbeing and development at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards last week.

The awards celebrate the best producers and suppliers in the food and drink sector across Scotland, who demonstrate strong leadership, and a focus on staff training and development, diversity and inclusion, and employee wellbeing.

The supermarket, which employs more than 4,000 staff around the country and promotes equal opportunities, won the Employer of the Year award due to its emphasis on staff development and initiatives to support employees’ personal and financial wellbeing, including regular pay reviews, free healthcare, bikes-for-work schemes, and interactive training programmes. It has recruited more than 150 new team members this year through its apprenticeship programme.

Aldi Scotland employees can also, at any time, access free advice and information through the MyAldi app, including guidance on everything from the menopause, to disability rights and nutritional help.

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Richard Holloway, regional managing director for Aldi Scotland, said: “We are incredibly proud to have won the Employer of the Year award as it is a testament to our team and all the people who work hard to make Aldi a fantastic place to work. Investing in our people is a fundamental part of our business strategy, so winning this award is a great way to recognise our achievements and create a promise to continue fostering a workplace where every employee thrives.”

Aldi Scotland employees also receive a starting salary of £11.40 per hour, rising to £12.30 per hour, paid breaks, parental leave after two years, 28 days of annual leave, a health cash plan, discounts on gym memberships, cinema tickets and holidays, and access to an online wellbeing portal to manage wellbeing needs through counselling and personal development webinars, a 24/7 employee assistance programme, financial education, affordable loans for debt consolidation, and salary linked savings.