Aldi has increased its hourly rates for store colleagues to maintain its position as the highest-paying supermarket in the UK.

Giles Hurley, chief executive officer for Aldi UK, said: “The dedication and commitment our store colleagues deliver every day when serving our customers underpins our success. We have the most efficient and productive workforce, and this is why they earn the highest rates of pay in the grocery sector.

“We want to recruit the best people in retail, invest in their training and provide them with the opportunity to develop their careers with Aldi as our business grows.”

All store personnel will earn a minimum hourly rate of £9.40 nationally and £10.90 inside the M25, effective from 1st February. They previously earned a minimum of £9.10 and £10.55 per hour respectively.

The national rate rises to £10.41 per hour for staff with three-years’ service, while those in London with two years’ service will earn £11.15 per hour.