Aldi is set to create 250 new jobs in Cumbria ahead of the festive period as it gears up for its biggest-ever Christmas.

The supermarket is looking to fill temporary and permanent store positions in its Cumbrian stores to help replenish stock and provide additional assistance to customers during this busy period.

It has stores in Kendal, Barrow, Ulverston, Penrith, Cockermouth, Whitehaven, Workington and three in Carlisle.

In addition, Aldi is currently recruiting for more than 850 roles across its 11 regional distribution centres around the UK for a number of permanent roles, including warehouse selectors, logistics sssistants and lorry drivers.

Kelly Stokes, recruitment director at Aldi UK, said: “This year we’re recruiting more people than ever over the Christmas period to support the growing number of customers that are switching to Aldi. That includes a mix of temporary and permanent positions, as well as looking to fill both in-store roles and positions at our Regional Distribution Centres.

“Our amazing colleagues play a vital role in keeping our shelves stocked year-round which is why, once again, we’ll also be keeping our stores closed on Boxing Day as a thank you for all of their hard work.”