Jobs boost as new roles are announced

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TWO major firms are set to boost the economy of Wigan borough after it was announced that new job roles are being advertised.

The supermarket chain Aldi is looking to recruit seven apprentices for roles across three of its stores in the borough - Hindley Green, Leigh and Tyldesley.

The news comes as the National House Building Council (NHBC) announced its biggest recruitment campaign in 30 years.

The leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, will be creating more than 100 new frontline technical jobs in one of the biggest recruitment drives in the organisation’s history.

Aldi says its scheme offers store assistant training in year one and store management training in years two and three with a salary of £5.15 per hour rising to £7.41 per hour and working towards a title of deputy manager upon completion. Aldi also say apprentices will achieve a Retail Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification.

James Hutcheson, managing director responsible for overseeing the Aldi Academy, said: “We are looking to attract committed and resourceful young people to join our apprentice scheme. Successful candidates will be joining one of the most dynamic and fast-growing retailers in the UK, with a proven track record in developing its staff.

“Aldi’s apprentices are given real responsibility from day one, with the opportunity to learn about the business from a grassroots level.”

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Meanwhile, NHBC says new home registrations in the UK for 2013 were up per cent 28% compared to the previous year, with signs of a broad based recovery in many different regions.

As part of their campaign, NHBC will be recruiting 80 new building inspectors with new management roles also being created. More surveyors, engineers and special project managers will also be recruited to ensure that the appropriate technical support is available.

Commenting on the recruitment campaign Ian Davis, operations director, said: “The UK house-building industry has enjoyed a welcome revival over the past 18 months following a number of difficult years. As production ramps up across the country, the industry is faced with a new set of challenges.

“Builders up and down the country have told NHBC what they need to move forward and we have responded by launching one of the biggest recruitment drives in our history.”

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