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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 Store Apprenticeship Programmes won’t just give you a great start to our careers it will 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.

There are two pathways available for our Stores Apprenticeships:

Career Starter - For applicants with no previous qualifications you can apply for a Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship which takes around 12-15 months to complete. You will also complete Functional Skills at Level 2 alongside this.

Store Management Apprenticeship  - For applicants that already have their GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade C or above (or equivalents) you can apply for our Store Management Apprenticeship programme. You will complete both Level 2 Retailer and Level 3 Retail Team Leader which  takes up to 36 months to complete.

A Programme Like No Other

What you'll get

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.

Our application process

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Online Application

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 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.

Individual Interview or Group Assessment

Your Individual Interview or Group Assessment will take place in store with an Area Manager. You'll be asked a series of questions and scenarios relating to the job role you have applied for.

‘Aldi Experience’

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.

Apply now

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.)

For our Career Starter- Stores Programme Apprentices do not require any qualifications.

For our Store Management Programme Apprentices will need GCSEs in Maths and English, grade 4 and above (minimum grade C or equivalent).

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FAQs

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. For our Career Starter programme there are no entry requirements. For our Management Development Programme you will need to have GCSE Maths and English grade 4-9 (minimum grade C or equivalent).

The Career Starter Apprenticeship will take approximately 12-15 months to complete. Our Management Development Apprenticeship programme takes approximately 3 years to complete. In year one, you sign a fixed 12-15 month contract with us. Providing you successfully complete your first year you will progress onto a 13-16 month fixed-term contract and begin year two and three working towards your Retail Team Leader qualification.

You can apply during your final year at school. However, you must be at least 16 and have received your exam results before you start on the Apprenticeship Programme.

We’ll be accepting applications for our Stores Apprenticeship throughout the year as we recruit for our programme all year round.

We accept applications all year round and start dates can be flexible.