To get on the Driver Apprenticeship at Aldi, you’ve got to be pretty good behind the wheel. (After all, you do need a full and clean UK Driving licence.) But we’re also just as interested in how driven you are. Because to really succeed, you have to grab every opportunity that comes your way. If you do, you’ll get some of the best people in the industry teaching you, and be well on your way to starting a career packed with rewarding moments.
We have great camaraderie here, and give our people (yep, even our apprentices) bags of responsibility. But if you like that, then you’ll fit right in. And if all’s gone well, you’ll have a Category C + E licence at the end of the year, and be offered a permanent role in Aldi.
We don’t hang around at Aldi, and neither will you. So from your very first day, you’ll be straight to it, signing your contracts, meeting your Assessor and completing all the paperwork to enrol onto your qualification.1 (of 14)
You’ll be assigned two Aldi mentors: a qualified driver who will teach you the technical side of the job, plus a Deputy or Section Leader, who’s there to answer any questions, look after your wellbeing, and ensure you’re on track.2 (of 14)
On top of your daily duties, you’ll also 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.3 (of 14)
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.4 (of 14)
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.5 (of 14)
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.6 (of 14)
At Aldi, people don’t just do their job and go home. We all muck in. So it’s important you understand life in the warehouse. From picking and packing, you’ll already be building a bigger picture.7 (of 14)
One day, you’ll be doing this by yourself. But, at the start, you’ll experience deliveries from the passenger seat. In most cases, it’ll be your mentor behind the wheel.8 (of 14)
This’ll be your first experience driving. But before you go anywhere near a proper road, you’ll be out in the transport yard, getting used to the size of our Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs).9 (of 14)
Once you’re comfortable in our LGVs, you’ll be ready to hit the road for a couple weeks with your L-plates. Which, on a vehicle this size, is definitely a big, capital L.10 (of 14)
Your Category C licence allows you to drive a vehicle over 3,500Kg. But you can’t do the practical without the theory. With help from your mentor and your Assessor, you’ll fit this revision around your daily tasks.11 (of 14)
We’re all about efficiency at Aldi. So rather than driving around for a year, you’ll go on an intensive driving course. All going well, you’ll take your Cat C test at the end of the week.12 (of 14)
Once you’ve got your Cat C licence, you’re ready to hit the road. Whether it’s on your own or with your mentor, you’ll be getting ever closer to your Cat C + E licence. This allows you to now have a trailer over 750kg. Result.13 (of 14)
If it’s all gone well, it’s time to get your Cat C + E licence. Just like your Cat C, you’ll have a theory and practical test to pass. Once you’ve passed everything, you’ll be offered a permanent driving position at Aldi.14 (of 14)
If you give your absolute best, we’ll make every effort to show our appreciation. That’s why we offer a whole host of benefits.
We like to keep things nice and straightforward. There’s an online application form to highlight your key skills and experience. Once you’ve submitted your application, our hiring managers will screen your answers. If you are successful at this stage, you’ll then be invited to the next stage of the process.
Your Individual Interview or Group Assessment will take place in at our Regional Distribution Centre. You'll be asked a series of questions and scenarios relating to the job role you have applied for.
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.
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!
You’ve checked out what we’ve got to offer, met our apprentices and are ready for the challenge. So it’s time to go for it. Apply now or register your interest for future vacancies.
(Make sure you watch our application process videos for some handy hints and tips.)Search for a role
Don’t just take our word for how great the Driver Apprenticeship Programme is. Hear it from the guys behind the wheel – or, more specifically, current Driver Apprentice Ross. So whether you’re on a computer, phone, tablet or a fancy smart TV, take a moment and listen to what they have to say. We’ve even included a video of a Hiring Manager offering some great advice for any aspiring Aldi apprentice. Enjoy.
You need to be conscientious, ambitious and able to do things without being asked. You should have bags of common sense and can take responsibility for yourself. You’ll also need to have a clean and full UK Driving licence.
Our Drivers Programme is 12-15 months long, in which time you’ll be working towards your Cat C+ E licence.
To join our Drivers Programme, you need to be aged 18 and over.
We’ll be accepting applications for our Drivers Apprenticeship during the year. So keep checking the website for more details.
Please note our intake dates take place regularly throughout the year.