// Aldi to hire over 200 apprentices as National Apprenticeship Week nears
// Since launching its Apprentice Programmes in 2012, Aldi has hired over 2000 apprentices
// Aldi offers several apprenticeships across its head office, stores and regional distribution centres
Aldi has announced it will recruit more than 200 apprentices this year as it continues to embark on “an ambitious growth period” with its goal to operate 1200 stores by 2025.
The grocer, which has over 900 stores and more than 36,000 employees in the UK, is seeking new recruits as National Apprenticeship Week approaches.
Since launching its Apprentice Programmes in 2012, Aldi has hired over 2000 apprentices, the majority of which have since secured permanent roles.
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Aldi offers several apprenticeships across its head office, stores and regional distribution centres.
It is currently funding more than 200 internal apprenticeship training schemes, including CIPD, CIMA and Team Leader qualifications.
The three core apprenticeship programmes focus on training colleagues for careers within stores, logistics and driving.
“Aldi’s Apprentice Programmes are a fantastic way to identify and support new diverse talent and ensure we employ the best people to help us achieve our ambitious growth plan and lead us into the future,” Aldi recruitment director Kelly Stokes said.
“Aldi Apprentices are trained and mentored by some of the most experienced people in the retail sector, so all new colleagues receive the best training possible. We are now looking for the next generation of hard-working and ambitious candidates to join Team Aldi.”
Store Apprentices will receive a salary of £190 per week in year one, rising to £283 per week in year three, and can now enter the programme via two routes.
When joining the Career Starter programme, candidates are not required to have completed previous qualifications. The aim of this 12-15 month programme is to allow apprentices to work towards a career, whilst developing skills in literacy and numeracy and completing a Level 2 Retailer Qualification.
The Store Management Programme requires a minimum grade 4 or equivalent in Maths and English and offers candidates the possibility to progress in the business where there are suitable opportunities.
The Logistics Apprenticeship Programme involves one year of on the job training. During this time, candidates are exposed to all elements of the Aldi supply chain and work towards a Level 2 Supply Chain Operative qualification.
Logistics Apprentices receive a competitive salary of £190 per week, along with the opportunity for a permanent role at Aldi upon graduation.
Meanwhile, the Drivers Apprenticeship Programme offers apprentices the skills to be drivers, with two mentors to guide them. Colleagues on the Driving Apprenticeship Programme will receive £316 per week, and are required to be over the age of 18 with a clean and full UK driving licence they have held for a minimum of two years.