Supermarket chain Aldi seeks to recruite apprentices in King’s Lynn and Fakenham

Aldi is seeking more apprentices.
Aldi is seeking more apprentices.
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Supermarket chain Aldi is looking to take on more apprentices at its stores in Lynn and Fakenham.

The store is keen to hear from job seekers who are enthusiastic about pursuing a career in retail and will offer them comprehensive training.

Aldi launched its apprenticeship scheme in March to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week. Applications will close in October.

Aldi will have more than 700 apprenticeship vacancies for stores across the UK. Aldi store apprentices are trained in all aspects of retail management during their three-year course, which features a mixture of in-store and theory work.

The scheme offers store assistant training in year one and store management training in years two and three with a market-leading salary of £5.40 per hour rising to £7.85 per hour, which it says is significantly higher than other retailers and the national minimum wage for apprenticeships.

Aldi store apprentices also receive a Retail Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification, which very few retailer apprenticeships currently offer. By the end of the scheme, the most successful store apprentices will have the opportunity to progress to the position of assistant store manager with a starting salary of £30,000. By joining the scheme, apprentices could be fast tracked to a store manager position if they excel during training.

Applications for the scheme should be submitted via Aldi’s recruitment website www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprentice and successful candidates will be asked to attend an interview followed by an Aldi experience at a local store.

Graham Hetherington, regional managing director at Aldi, said: “The Aldi Apprenticeship Scheme has been hugely successful in delivering hundreds of roles for dedicated people nationwide in the four years since we launched the scheme.

“We’re now looking for a record number of candidates to join one of the most dynamic and fast-growing retailers in the UK, with a proven track record in developing and progressing its staff.”