Stores Apprenticeship

Our Stores Apprenticeship Programme

Pop into an Aldi store, and you won’t see any dilly-dallying. Our people know what needs to be done, and they just get on and do it. It’s simple really, but it does take lots of drive. But if you’ve got that, our Stores Apprenticeship won’t just give you a great start to your career - it’ll put you on the right road to success. And if you combine hard work, ambition and an ability to apply yourself to any challenge, you could make it all the way to Store Management.

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A Training 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.

Theory work

On top of your daily duties, you’ll also complete theory work and do a couple of tests. 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 on the shop floor.

Assessor visit

Throughout the whole programme, your Assessor will pay you a visit every month. This is just to make sure that you’re on course with your programme, and on track to succeed.

Quarterly Review

Every three months, you’ll meet up with your Store Manager, Area 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 support and feedback about how you’re doing.

Store Assistant training

You can get a lot done in ten weeks, but you’ll certainly have to knuckle down to get the Store Assistant role under wraps. If you do, you’ll quickly become a vital part of the team.

Teamwork

At Aldi, we just couldn’t function if our people only focused on themselves. Which is why you’ll start by learning how to get the most out of working effectively in a retail team.

Stocking filler

No, this isn’t a little Christmas gift – this is all about your store’s stock. From checking levels to sorting out any problems, you’ll discover how to ensure we have the perfect amount of products on the shop floor.

Giving the people what they want

The major reason we’re doing so well at Aldi is because of our customers. They like us, and we love them. You’ll learn how to give them the best experience around, handling any queries with a confident smile.

Success!

If all’s gone well, you’ll have your Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Retail Skills. And if you’ve shown management potential, you’ll be offered a 24-month contract to work towards your Level 3 Advanced Certificate.

Store Management training

This year, you’ll take on trickier challenges and discover how to lead others. Over the 12 months, you’ll work through several units and have regular assessments to check your knowledge and understanding.

Management information

Understanding stock availability and ordering, merchandising, planning for key events – these are just some of things you’ll start to learn in the Management Information unit.

Management responsibilities

Now you’re starting to get technical. You’ll learn how to take responsibility for ensuring Aldi standards and procedures are followed, and that everyone’s complying with legislative requirements.

Office administration

While all the action happens on the shop floor, it wouldn’t be possible without all the behind-the-scenes buzz. This involves security procedures, regular paperwork, cash handling and banking.

Sales and productivity

You’ve already helped to make your store a success, but now you’ll start to understand how to maximise store sales and productivity (which is fancy industry speak for ‘how many hours were needed to run the store’). Simple.

Managing people

We treat our people really well so, as a future member of the management team, you’ll learn how to do the same. This is all about understanding the Aldi Management System, and ensuring everyone knows what’s expected of them.

Staff training

Yes, you’re still learning, but you can also pass on that incredible new knowledge. In fact, you’ll probably learn a thing or two yourself as you provide a high-standard of training to new and existing members of your team.

Ordering and availability

Imagine – someone pops in for their weekend milk and can’t find any. It could result in losing a potential customer. You’ll learn how to ensure we have the highest levels of availability at all times. It’s so important.

Inventory control

Inventory is all about managing our stock. We don’t want any wastage - or any empty shelves. In this unit, you’ll learn how to make sure all processes are followed, and how to complete all paperwork to perfection.

Year three

In your third and final year, you’ll develop your experience and practice the skills to become a Deputy Manager. With theory work and tests, regular reviews and Assessor visits, you’re coming to the final stages of your Apprenticeship.

Supporting others

You’ve got some experience now, and it’s time to pass this knowledge on. You’ll be there for the team, leading by example to help them work efficiently and effectively.

Ordering Manager

This is about keeping on top of stock and ensuring our available goods are on the shelves and easy to find. That way, you’ll help to satisfy customers, generate sales, and make a real contribution to the success of your store.

Helping others deliver great customer service

As a leading store figure, colleagues will now come to you for help and advice. Using everything you’ve learnt, you’ll inspire them to deliver the finest customer service around.

Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Retail Management

If you exceed expectations, you may be asked to become a Deputy Store Manager. Or – if you’ve really excelled – you may even be offered the opportunity to progress to Assistant Store Manager.

Meet our Apprentices

“But what’s it really like?” we hear you say. Well, we could tell what we think until we’re blue in the face. But wouldn’t it be better to hear it from some actual Aldi apprentices? Course it would. Which is why we’ve got Stores Apprentices Adam, Ellie, Freddie and Jay to talk about their experiences. And we’ve even asked one of our Store Managers for some hints and tips. You can watch all of those videos, right here.

Adam

Meet our Apprentices

“But what’s it really like?” we hear you say. Well, we could tell what we think until we’re blue in the face. But wouldn’t it be better to hear it from some actual Aldi apprentices? Course it would. Which is why we’ve got Stores Apprentices Adam, Ellie, Freddie and Jay to talk about their experiences. And we’ve even asked one of our Store Managers for some hints and tips. You can watch all of those videos, right here.

Ellie

Meet our Apprentices

“But what’s it really like?” we hear you say. Well, we could tell what we think until we’re blue in the face. But wouldn’t it be better to hear it from some actual Aldi apprentices? Course it would. Which is why we’ve got Stores Apprentices Adam, Ellie, Freddie and Jay to talk about their experiences. And we’ve even asked one of our Store Managers for some hints and tips. You can watch all of those videos, right here..

Freddie and Jay

Meet our Apprentices

“But what’s it really like?” we hear you say. Well, we could tell what we think until we’re blue in the face. But wouldn’t it be better to hear it from some actual Aldi apprentices? Course it would. Which is why we’ve got Stores Apprentices Adam, Ellie, Freddie and Jay to talk about their experiences. And we’ve even asked one of our Store Managers for some hints and tips. You can watch all of those videos, right here.

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Benefits

You’ve probably heard a couple things about Aldi: it’s hard work, and you’re expected to be 100% committed. It’s true. All of it. But if you give your absolute best, we’ll make every effort to show our appreciation. That’s why we offer the following benefits:

Learning from the best

Aldi attracts some of the finest retail professionals around. So if you want the best education in the industry, who better to learn from?

What you’ll earn

We offer a fantastic salary. In fact, on the Stores Programme you’ll earn £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

We’re growing. Super fast. So there aren’t many better places to start your career. In fact, many of our apprentices went on to become Deputy Store Managers in just three years. Are you up for the challenge?

Holiday allowance

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

Application Process

You’ve got to be determined, hard-working and totally committed to succeed here. We call it ‘the Aldi personality’. You know, the sort of person who wants to muck in and help the team - not because they have to, but because they find it rewarding. Which is why we have a very structured application process, helping us see if you’re right for us, and if we’re right for you. 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

You’ve got to be determined, hard-working and totally committed to succeed here. We call it ‘the Aldi personality’. You know, the sort of person who wants to muck in and help the team - not because they have to, but because they find it rewarding. Which is why we have a very structured application process, helping us see if you’re right for us, and if we’re right for you. 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!

Megan

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 are successful at this stage, you’ll then be invited to the next stage of the process.

 

Step Three

 

    Your Individual Interview will take place in store with an Area Manager.

Step Four

 

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

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FAQs

By now, you should know quite a bit about the Stores Apprenticeship Programme at Aldi. So you’ve probably decided by now whether you want to apply. Just remember, it’s hard work. But if that’s what you want, then what are you waiting for?