Logistics Apprenticeship

Our Logistics Apprenticeship Programme

This three-year programme gives you a rare insight from some of the industry’s most talented people. You’ll learn all about how our products get from suppliers to our customers’ shopping baskets, and work your way towards a Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Warehousing and Storage. It’s a fascinating process, with lots going on, but you’ll discover all the techniques to take on this rewarding challenge. And, with a structured career path, you’ll be well on the way to becoming a success within our business. In fact, for the best in class, there are opportunities to join the Aldi Logistics Management team. Not bad.   

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A Programme Like No Other. A handy guide to what you can expect.

Day one

We don’t hang around at Aldi, and neither will you. So from the moment you start, you’ll be straight to it, signing your contracts, meeting your Assessor and completing all the paperwork to enrol onto your qualification.

Year one – Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage

Focusing on your Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Warehousing and Storage, you’ll get to grips with our logistics operation, complete theory work and have regular reviews with your Assessor.

Safety first

Employee welfare is key, so we’re razor sharp about health, safety and security. From taking action if there’s an incident, to using emergency equipment correctly, you’ll learn how to keep yourself and everyone around you nice and safe.

Theory work

On top of your daily duties, you’ll also have to complete theory work. But don’t worry, while you might need to do a bit of revision later down the line, there’s very little you won’t have learnt from doing the job.

We roll up our sleeves together

Developing great relationships with colleagues is vital to an efficient and successful business. It’s about knowing when to help, when to ask others for a hand, and building plenty of trust in those around you.

Pick, wrap and pack

Here, you’ll learn the incredibly important job of picking goods that are ready for dispatch. You’ll then wrap and pack them, ensuring they end up where they’re supposed to be. In perfect condition.

Man in Warehouse

Behind the logistics wheel

You can’t carry everything. Which is why you’ll learn how to use special logistics equipment to move goods. And we’ll teach you how to lift, transfer and settle goods to perfection (and safely, of course).

Shelving

On top of stock

Stock levels are the lifeblood of retail. Too much, and you’ll waste a lot. Too little, and our customers won’t find what they need. Which is why we’ll show you how to do inventory checks, and stay on top of stock levels and records.

The right tools for the task

You’ll learn how to operate equipment within logistics, which could be mobile or fixed. It’s not just about knowing what bit of kit to use, but how to operate it safely and pack it away when you’re done.

Man in forklift

Quarterly Review

Every three months, you’ll meet up with your Section Leader, Section Manager and Assessor. Again, this is just to make sure you’re on track and performing well.

Progress Review

On top of Assessor visits and Quarterly Reviews, you’ll also have Progress Reviews. Less formal than a Quarterly Review, they’re there to give you constant feedback about how you’re doing.

Year two and three - Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Warehousing and Storage

With a new, 24-month contract, you’ll work towards your Level 3 Advanced Certificate - followed by more theory work, assessments and rotations around the logistics operation.

Customer service

We have a particular ‘Aldi’ way of treating our customers, and it’s not just about offering great value and quality products. You’ll learn plenty of softer skills such as how to communicate effectively and build strong relationships.

Move to the front

Now it’s time to learn how to lead. This is all about motivating your team, planning how they can achieve their objectives, as well as communicating and steering them through any difficulties they may face.

It’s all goods

You’re no longer just picking and packing. Here, you’ll move up to supervising the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods. You’ll help oversee the areas and processes, while ensuring that everything is safe and ready for delivery.

Safety first – take two

You’re all clued up from your first year, but you’re now ready for the next level. This covers two main areas: health, safety and security, and the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment.

Group A:

You’ll now start rotating around logistics. To help, we’ve split this into five different groups. In group A, you’ll learn how to move and handle goods, use equipment, and stay on top of all of our stock levels and records.

Group B:

In this group, you’ll discover what it takes to manage your team and yourself. This includes planning and confirming your team’s work activities, motivating your colleagues, and taking charge of your own personal development.

Group C:

Focusing on customers and organisation, you’ll schedule logistic operations to meet our customers’ requirements. Then you’ll move onto preparing documents for the transport of goods. In no time at all, you’ll be a scheduling genius.

Group D:

By now, you’ll know logistics like the back of your hand. You’ll spot areas that can be improved, identify problems and evaluate the effects your suggestions will have on the operation. You’re starting to make a real impact.

Group E:

In the final group, you’ll become the technology maestro. You’ll use every piece of equipment effectively and efficiently, learn how to teach your team, and even spot improvements from the other side of the warehouse.

Graduation

Graduation is just the start of your amazing Aldi career. You’ll now be given the chance to move into a permanent position within the team – where you’ll begin to discover even more exciting opportunities.

Meet our Apprentices

We’ve got so many great things to say about our Logistics Apprenticeship Programme, but sometimes it just helps to hear from actual apprentices. Which is why we asked current Logistics Apprentices Lewis and Andy to talk about their experiences (and we even got one of our Hiring Managers to give you some hints and tips). So just hit play, sit back, and enjoy. Who knows, this could be you one day.

Lewis

Meet our Apprentices

We’ve got so many great things to say about our Logistics Apprenticeship Programme, but sometimes it just helps to hear from actual apprentices. Which is why we asked current Logistics Apprentices Lewis and Andy to talk about their experiences (and we even got one of our Hiring Managers to give you some hints and tips). So just hit play, sit back, and enjoy. Who knows, this could be you one day.

Andrew

Meet our Apprentices

We’ve got so many great things to say about our Logistics Apprenticeship Programme, but sometimes it just helps to hear from actual apprentices. Which is why we asked current Logistics Apprentices Lewis and Andy to talk about their experiences (and we even got one of our Hiring Managers to give you some hints and tips). So just hit play, sit back, and enjoy. Who knows, this could be you one day.

Gareth

Benefits

We’re good at lots of things at Aldi, but we’re particularly good at looking after our people. Yes, you’ll need to work hard and we expect you to be committed (you know, turning up on time, working hard, that sort of thing) but we’ll make every effort to show our appreciation. That’s why we offer the following benefits:

Learning from the best

Aldi tends to attract people who are incredibly good at what they do. And they’ll be the ones teaching you. It’s probably the best foundation to build your career on.

What you’ll earn

On the Logistics Programme, we offer £5.52 per hour (£165 per week). This rises to £7.00 per hour in year two, and £8.02 in year three or, to put it another way, £210 rising to £240 per week.

Real future opportunities

All our successful apprentices are given the chance to join us permanently once their three years are up. By then, you’ll know us really well – and we’ll know what you’re capable of.

Holiday allowance

28 days’ paid holiday (including bank holidays)? Not bad for a beginner. The question is, how will you spend it?

Application Process

We know…we’ve mentioned this rather a lot, but it’s important. You have to be the Aldi type to succeed here. You need to be right for us; and we need to be right for you. To make sure everyone’s happy, we’ve put together a structured application process. For the Logistics Apprenticeship Programme, there are four simple steps. And if you ever have any questions - or just need some wonderful words of apprentice wisdom - then watch our helpful application advice videos here. Good luck!

Application Process

We know…we’ve mentioned this rather a lot, but it’s important. You have to be the Aldi type to succeed here. You need to be right for us; and we need to be right for you. To make sure everyone’s happy, we’ve put together a structured application process. For the Logistics Apprenticeship Programme, there are four simple steps. And if you ever have any questions - or just need some wonderful words of apprentice wisdom - then watch our helpful application advice videos here. Good luck!

Step One

 

   Online Application We like to keep things
  nice and straightforward. There’s an online application form to highlight your key skills and experience.

Step Two

 

Screening Once you’ve submitted your application, our recruitment team will screen your answers. If you’re successful at this stage, you’ll then be invited to the next stage of the process.

 

Step Three

 

Then it’s the Interview, at the Regional Distribution Centre with the Section Manager.

Step Four

 

Following that, you’ll take part in the ‘Aldi Experience’. Here, you’ll discuss the personal strengths you can bring to the role, and get an insight into what working at Aldi’s really like.

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FAQs

By now, you’ll be completely clued-up on the Logistics Apprenticeship – assuming you haven’t skipped any sections. If you have, then what are you doing? But if you’ve taken all the information in and would like to apply, then click the link below. You’ll be glad you did.