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Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, M&S: All the supermarkets hiring thousands of temporary staff for the Christmas holidays

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The busy holiday season is approaching, and all the biggest supermarkets are getting ready to serve customers with a massive recruitment drive of temporary workers.

After a scaled back Christmas in lockdown last year and with the added pressure of supply chain issues, supermarkets are making sure customers will have the best holiday shopping experience possible by hiring tens of thousands of temporary staff.

Here’s a breakdown of which supermarkets are hiring, and how many jobs are on offer.

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Tesco

This year Tesco is recruiting a whopping 30,000 temporary staff to help customers during the busy Christmas period.

Tesco is signing on 30,000 temporary members of staff

Recruitment is already under way, with half of the role filled by temporary colleagues who joined Tesco during the pandemic.

As with other years, these UK-wide roles in Tesco’s Superstores and Extra stores, will include picking for online deliveries, store replenishment, and supporting existing store colleagues.

Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is hiring 22,000 season workers across the UK to help customers this Christmas.

The recruitment drive is its biggest ever for the holiday period.

Seasonal Sainsbury’s and Argos colleagues will help throughout the store, serving customers, keeping shelves stocked and picking, packing and delivering online orders.

Sainsbury's is one of the UK's most popular supermarkets

Tesco and Sainsbury’s are leading the way with the largest recruitment drives

There will be 14,500 Sainsbury’s and Argos colleague roles available in stores, including 500 Customer and Trading Manager positions, 3,000 online delivery driver positions on offer as well as 4,500 warehouse and logistics openings which include agencies and third parties.

There are also 180 Contact Centre opportunities.

Temporary staff will work up until January 8, 2022 on fixed term contracts of between three and 12 weeks.

Jobs are available for applications now.

Asda

Asda is hiring 15,000 temporary staff for Christmas.

Around 500 roles are based in Asda’s depots, 1,500 are home delivery driver positions, with the remainder being store-based roles across the UK.

There will be opportunities for some of the seasonal colleagues recruited to remain with Asda into the New Year to cover permanent colleagues who take holidays after the busy Christmas period.

M&S

Marks and Spencer is hiring 12,000 holiday staff.

The Customer Service Assistant roles cover both Foods and Clothing and Home and are on offer across the UK.

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Contracts vary in length and start dates, with the first starting in early December.

Jobs are available on the website now.

Waitrose

The John Lewis Partnership is recruiting more than 7,000 temporary roles across the country this Christmas.

The brand is hiring 2,000 more staff than last year to meet increased demand.

Waitrose will be recruiting across 331 shops, including supermarket assistants, night shift workers and customer delivery drivers for our online grocery shopping service, Waitrose.com.

Jobs are also on offer for more than 550 permanent full-time driver and warehouse Partner roles across their distribution centres.

Jobs have begun to be advertised, and will continue to come out in phases on jlpjobs.com as well as Indeed.com and Google.

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Aldi

Aldi is hiring more than 1,5000 temporary staff over the Christmas period.

The supermarket is looking for people to support its permanent colleagues by working on the checkouts, replenishing stock, as well as picking and packing orders made through its click and collect service.

On top of the Christmas recruitment drive, Aldi is also hiring 2,000 permanent staff by the end of the year to help with the store’s expansion.

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