Lidl NI launches major recruitment drive to hire for 100 new retail roles this Saturday

Lidl NI launches major recruitment drive to hire for 100 new retail roles this Saturday

To support its continued growth and expansion, Lidl Northern Ireland is launching a major recruiting roadshow to fill 100 permanent new retail posts throughout its network of stores across the province.

Six regional recruiting events will be conducted across Belfast, Downpatrick, Enniskillen, Newry, Omagh, and Portadown on Saturday, November 13 to fill a variety of in-store roles.

The new job announcement comes after Lidl NI launched a recruitment drive earlier this year to fill 170 positions across its regional warehouse and 41 store network.

This current employment intake will bring Lidl NI’s workforce to over 1,100 employees, representing an annual salary investment of over £1 million.

Attendees at the recruitment event will have the opportunity to speak with Lidl NI personnel about the Customer Assistant positions available and the market-leading benefits that come with working for Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket.

Gordon Cruikshanks, sales operations executive for Lidl NI, said: “We serve more than 300,000 weekly shoppers across Northern Ireland and as we continue to grow and welcome even more shoppers, we’re on the lookout for motivated candidates to join our friendly store teams.

“Life at Lidl NI is fast-paced and challenging but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our store teams are central to our success – they drive our frontline operations while ensuring excellent customer service and satisfaction.

“A career in retail can be hugely fun and rewarding and we pride ourselves on offering a great rate of pay, fantastic benefits, award winning training and development programmes and plenty of opportunity for progression. I would encourage anyone considering a move into retail to come along to our recruitment event, meet the team and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with one of Northern Ireland’s top companies.”

Candidates can benefit from outstanding opportunities for advancement and long-term career prospects thanks to industry-leading training. Competitive hourly rates of up to £14 per hour, supplementary compensation, limitless flexibility, and 10-hour contracts are among the additional benefits.

The Top Employers Institute recently named Lidl Northern Ireland as a Top Employer for 2021. The prestigious worldwide certification, which is held by big brands like PepsiCo, Adidas, and Heineken, demonstrates an organization’s commitment to a better world of work, as demonstrated by great HR policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute program certifies companies based on their HR Best Practices Survey participation and results. This poll examines 20 themes across six HR areas, including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, well-being, diversity and inclusion, and more.

“Our most important asset has always been our people and we are very proud to be recognised for providing an exceptional place to work. We look forward to expanding our team and welcoming new talent to enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career with us”, added Gordon.

Kantar has named Lidl as Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket, with sales up 12.2 percent year on year in 2021. Lidl contributes roughly £180 million to the local economy each year, employing 3,500 people and buying and exporting as much as £290 million in local goods and products.

More than 1,000 people work for the company at its 41 stores and Regional Distribution Centre in Nutt’s Corner, Co. Antrim.


On Saturday, November 13, the recruitment event will be held at the following locations:


Belfast/Co Antrim: Maldron Hotel, 20 Brunswick St, Belfast (9am – 2pm)

Co Armagh: Seagoe Hotel, 22 Upper Church Lane, Portadown, Craigavon (9am – 1pm)

Co Down: Denvir’s Hotel, 14 English St, Downpatrick (9am – 2pm)

Co Down: Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay, Newry (2pm-6pm)

Co Fermanagh: Killyhevlin Hotel, Dublin Rd, Killyhevlin, Enniskillen (2pm-6pm)

Co Tyrone: Silver Birch Hotel, 5 Gortin Rd, Tyrone, Omagh (9am – 1pm)

Registration or advance booking is not required.

For more information about careers at Lidl Northern Ireland, visit

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