Aldi, the UK’s fourth-largest supermarket, is looking to recruit over 500 new apprentices across the UK in 2024.
Applications are now open for the supermarket’s apprenticeship scheme, with opportunities across stores, buying, logistics and HGV driver roles.
Aldi recently announced new rates of pay for all store and warehouse colleagues, with pay for some apprenticeship roles rising by up to 37%.
At Aldi, a Store Apprentice can earn £8.44 per hour in year one, rising to £11.83 per hour in year three, with paid breaks. Meanwhile, those in logistics and driver roles can earn £10.96 and £14.13 per hour respectively.
Successful applicants will have the chance to gain industry-recognised qualifications while they earn and will also be eligible for a number of additional benefits, including a range of shopping discounts, a bike to work scheme and a new mortgage advice option where colleagues can seek free mortgage advice and access mortgage education.
The apprenticeship push forms part of Aldi’s nationwide expansion drive, with the supermarket creating 6,000 new roles across the UK in total last year.
Lisa Murphy, Learning and Development Director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re on the lookout for hardworking and driven individuals to bolster our Aldi team.
“By joining our apprenticeship scheme, individuals will become experts in their role and receive in-depth skills training at one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country.
“The apprentices of today are the leaders of tomorrow, so we’re always on the hunt for more amazing individuals from all backgrounds to join our team.”
Those interested in applying for the apprenticeship scheme with Aldi – also a ‘Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer’ – can visit www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprenticeships
Aldi is to create 5,500 new roles across the UK this year.