Aldi, the renowned UK supermarket chain, is gearing up for a substantial recruitment drive, aiming to hire over 500 new apprentices across the country in 2024, including Yorkshire. The supermarket giant is inviting enthusiastic individuals to join its apprenticeship scheme, offering diverse opportunities in stores, buying, logistics, and HGV driver roles.
Applications are currently being accepted for these coveted apprenticeship positions, coinciding with Aldi’s recent announcement of enhanced pay rates for all store and warehouse colleagues. Some apprenticeship roles will experience pay increases of up to 37%, demonstrating Aldi’s commitment to fostering growth and development within its workforce.
Aldi’s attractive remuneration package includes competitive hourly rates. For instance, a Store Apprentice can expect to earn £8.44 per hour in the first year, rising to £11.83 per hour by the third year, with the added benefit of paid breaks. Logistics and driver roles offer even more competitive rates, with salaries of £10.96 and £14.13 per hour, respectively.
Successful applicants will not only gain invaluable industry experience but also have the opportunity to achieve recognized qualifications while earning. Aldi’s apprenticeship program comes with a range of additional benefits, including shopping discounts, a bike-to-work scheme, and a novel mortgage advice option, providing free mortgage advice and access to mortgage education for colleagues.
This apprenticeship initiative is a crucial component of Aldi’s broader expansion strategy, with the supermarket creating 6,000 new roles across the UK in the previous year. Lisa Murphy, Training and Development Director at Aldi UK, emphasized the significance of this recruitment effort, stating, “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.”
Aldi, recognized as a ‘Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer,’ encourages prospective candidates to explore the various opportunities by visiting www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprenticeships. This portal serves as the gateway for individuals eager to embark on a rewarding journey with one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains, where dedication and hard work pave the way for a promising future.