We’re bursting with pride at Aldi. With over 990 stores in the UK and over 40,000 colleagues, it’s no wonder we’ve won so many awards for being such a great place to work. The things that make us a great retailer, also make us a great employer. There’s a real sense of clarity: everyone knows what’s expected of them and they can see how their efforts fit into the bigger picture. Progression is based on merit and it’s easy to see how you can achieve personal success. And, perhaps more importantly, we’re really open to fresh ideas and new perspectives that will help us to become even better.
As an Aldi Apprentice, you are trusted to make real decisions that help deliver the best experience for our customers, and with opportunities in Stores, Logistics, Driving and National Buying, there's more than one way to succeed here.
On our Career Starter Programme, no previous qualifications are required. From day one, you’ll get hands on experience working in one of our stores, learning and developing the skills required for our incredibly important Store Assistant role. Mentored by your Store Manager and Area Manager, you will be shown what makes the store run so successfully, from teamwork, handling stock to customer service. All whilst working towards your Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship.
The second route on our Stores Programmes is the Store Management Apprenticeship, which will teach you all you need to know about how to succeed in retail management. You will learn what it takes to become a Deputy Store Manager and work towards both your Level 2 Retailer and Level 3 Retail Team Leader qualifications.
Our Logistics Career Starter programme gives a rare insight into retail logistics. You’ll learn all abouthow our products get from our suppliers to our customers’ shopping baskets and experience it allfrom how to pick, wrap and pack, how to use logistics equipment to move goods and health andsafety procedures. And, with a structured career path, you’ll be well on the way to becoming asuccess within our business all whilst working towards a Level 2 Supply Chain Operative qualification.
To get on our Driver Apprenticeship, you’ve got to be pretty good behind the wheel. But we’re also just as interested in how driven you are. You’ll get the grips with the technical side of the job, understanding how the Warehouse works before being learning how to drive our LGV’S. You’ll finish the year with a Cat C + E licence and a permanent position at Aldi.
National Buying Programme
As a Buying Apprentice, you’ll get to use your creative skills to help build exciting product ranges for our customers and learn how to forecast for future demand using data to support your decisions. You'll work towards achieving a Level 4 Buying and Merchandising qualification too! If you're passionate about developing your market and industry knowledge and have buckets of enthusiasm, then we’re sure our Buying & Merchandising programme will be right up your street.
"I wanted to continue my studies but didn't feel that university was the best route for me. I wanted an Apprenticeship that could be made into a career and Aldi offered real responsibility and the chance to be mentored by industry leading managers. I have been in various roles since I completed my Logistics Apprenticeship, from Warehouse Section Leader to my current role as a Project Section Leader, which has given me the opportunity to travel to Germany!"
"When I finished school, I came across Aldi's Store Management Apprenticeship Programme and was interested in the benefits, such as great career progression and learning whilst earning. A typical day as an Apprentice is varied and because I wanted to progress, it was important that I was shown all aspects of the store and how it ran on a day to day basis. I am now currently a Deputy Store Manager, and I am working towards progressing to an Assistant Store Manager and focusing on the skills required in order to reach this goal".