To mark Brothers and Sisters Day today, Aldi is celebrating a twin brother duo from Limerick who both work for the retailer in its head office in Naas, Co. Kildare.
Blaine and Darragh Collins, born identical but grew up not-so-much, have joined Team Aldi in recent months. Blaine started working for Aldi in September 2021 as a Data Administrator and it wasn’t long before twin brother Darragh followed in his footsteps and joined in the very same role.
Darragh confirms he suggested his brother apply for a role in head office, commenting: “Our team was expanding and I thought he would be the perfect fit and knew he would enjoy the work environment. Darragh admits: “Since Blaine started working for the business last year, he has been so positive about it and would tell me how much he enjoyed the job. This insight was really beneficial to me.”
Speaking of their newfound working relationship, Blaine jokes “I probably get to see him a little bit more but I am not sure I’d call that a benefit as such!” Darragh comments: “Being able to ask questions to someone who has been in your position before you makes life much easier.”
Both brothers have previous experience of working nights, and so have found their work life balance has improved immensely since joining Team Aldi. “My work life balance is probably the best it has ever been”, Blaine commented “We start at 8am with a 4.30pm finish, which is magical and gives me time then in the evenings to spend with my son and partner. The flexi time is a real plus as well so you can plan for different things that might arise in the normal course of life.”
John Curtin, Group Buying Director, Aldi Ireland said: “Blaine and Darragh have fitted into the team at our new National Buying office very well and we’re so fortunate to have them both working with us at our Naas headquarters. We thank them for their continued dedication to Team Aldi and wish them continued success in their Aldi careers.”
Aldi currently provides a broad range of benefits to all staff including personal and professional development courses, a bike to work scheme, 24/7 confidential wellbeing services, access to free specialist information services and more. As part of its people-focused approach to working, Aldi offers hybrid working to its office teams, with three days a week in the office and two at home, offering colleagues the right balance between in person interaction and remote work, maximising the benefits of both. For more information about roles at Aldi Ireland, check out www.aldirecruitment.ie
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