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National Apprenticeship Week: Aldi to recruit more apprentices

During National Apprenticeship week this week, discount retailer Aldi has announced it will recruit more than 200 apprentices this year.

The retailer has over 900 stores and more than 36,000 employees in the UK. It plans to operate 1,200 stores by 2025, as reported by Retail Gazette.

Since launching its apprenticeship programme in 2012, Aldi has hired over 2,000 apprentices, most of which have gone on to secure permanent roles with the company.

The retailer said its apprenticeships are a great way to ensure it is employing the best people to help it achieve its ambitious growth plans.

Aldi is currently funding more than 200 internal apprenticeship training schemes. Its three core apprenticeship programmes focus on training for careers in stores, driving and logistics.

The company is now looking for its next generation of apprentices to join the team.

Store apprentices will receive a salary of £190 per week in year one, rising to £283 per week in year three. They can enter the programme as a career starter without previous qualifications or via the store management programme, which requires a minimum GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in maths and English, and offers candidates the possibility to progress in the business where there are suitable opportunities.

The logistics apprenticeship programme pays £190 per week and is a year-long programme leading towards a Level 2 supply chain operative qualification.

Apprentices on the drivers apprenticeship programme earn £316 per week and must be over the age of 18 with a clean, full UK driving licence they have held for at least two years.

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