Aldi apprenticeships offer real career opportunities

Aldi receives thousands of applications from apprentices every year, and many who enter the programme go on to achieve great things in the business

It’s a tricky business caring for someone’s future. Although we look after people on a much larger scale (there are more than 33,000 people in our UK business), we understand the challenges you as parents or guardians face. You just want to make sure your children are getting the right start in life, the right support, and the right opportunities for a blossoming future.

Aldi’s one of the most reputable retailers in the global business market today. We’re winning all kinds of awards and new stores are springing up all over the country. The things that make us a great retailer also make us a great employer: everyone knows what’s expected of them, progression is based on merit and it’s easy to see how you can achieve personal success. You could say that your child’s future is in very capable hands.

At Aldi, we take careers very seriously and want to provide the talent of the future with the best options to enter the workforce. That’s why we offer a number of apprenticeships across our head office, stores and regional distribution centres (RDC), so that new recruits can strive to be what they want to be. Everyone receives extensive training and achieves real qualifications while launching their career with the opportunity for a permanent job at the end.

The three core apprenticeship programmes focus on training colleagues for successful careers within stores, logistics and driving.

To ensure we offer equal opportunities for all, there are two ways to become a store apprentice:

  1. Career starter apprentices are not required to have completed previous qualifications and will develop their skills in literacy and numeracy while completing a level 2 retailer qualification.
  2. The management development programme, however, does require a minimum GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in maths and English. Through this programme, apprentices will also achieve a level 3 retail team leader qualification in their final years of training.

Our logistics apprenticeship is a one-year training programme, during which new colleagues get to experience all elements of the Aldi supply chain while working towards a level 2 supply chain operative qualification and a full-time career in the RDC.

Drivers apprentices dive straight into the technical side of the job, so it’s important that they’re ready and have held a full clean UK driving licence for at least two years. Our mentors teach apprentices the skills required to be excellent drivers, gaining a category C+E licence and a level 2 LGV standard qualification. 

We receive thousands of applications from apprentices every year, and many who enter the programme go on to achieve great things in our business.

Parents and guardians are often just as invested in our apprenticeship programme as their child is and we spoke to a mum to one of our current apprentices, about what it is like to watch her son starting his career at Aldi. And you can watch that right here.

If a role isn’t currently available in your area, you can still register your interest in joining the Aldi apprenticeship programme via the Aldi recruitment website:

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Or still want to find out a little more first? Read our FAQ’s or visit our guidance section.

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