A NEW supermarket in Malvern is finally set to open its doors later this year.

Signs have been put up around the town informing residents of job opportunities at the new Aldi store, which was approved by the council earlier this year.

On the signs, it says: "New store opening in Malvern at the end of 2022.

"Store assistant and store manager roles available - 15-35 hour contracts available."

Training for the roles will take place at the Worcester branches of Aldi in Tybridge Street, Pheasant Street and Bath Road.

The new store was approved by Malvern Hills District Council in March after discussions over plans for the site near Malvern Retail Park.

The supermarket will be the first Aldi to open in Malvern and is expected to create around 40 jobs.

More than 200 supportive comments were submitted to the council by the public welcoming the plans.

Other supporters said it would give shoppers the chance to stay in Malvern rather than travelling to Worcester or Ledbury to buy food.

The proposed opening hours are 8am to 10pm between Monday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

A statement included with the application said: “Aldi has wanted to open a new store in Malvern for some time, and is delighted to have found an ideal site on Grovewood Road.

“A new store would provide local people with easier access to our popular, high quality, great value offer.

“The proposal will enhance local shopping choice, reduce the need to travel and create at least 40 new jobs.

“The delivery of an Aldi store on this site will provide a valuable facility to support the day-to-day needs of the existing and future residents of the area.

“The proposal will also reduce the need to travel further afield and keep shopping local, thereby supporting the local economy and helping to balance economic growth in the area.”