Aldi seeks management trainees for Sunderland stores

Past successes on the apprentice scheme include Jenna Shields, who works at the Aldi store in Washington.
Past successes on the apprentice scheme include Jenna Shields, who works at the Aldi store in Washington.
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JOB hunters can check out a new career as a supermarket firm looks to boost its teams.

Aldi is looking to recruit about three apprentices for its stores on Carley Hill Road, Southwick, St Mark’s Road, Millfield, and its shop in Washington this year, as part of its apprenticeship scheme.

Applications for the scheme opened on Monday to coincide with the start of National Apprenticeship Week and will close on Friday, September 11.

Those taken on with the firm will be trained in all aspects of retail management during the three-year course.

The scheme offers store assistant training in year one and store management training in years two and three, with a market-leading salary of £5.30 per hour rising to £7.63 per hour.

Successful apprentices will be offered a deputy manager position once they complete the course, and can progress onto assistant store manager, which has a starting salary £24,500.

The firm says apprentices could be fast tracked to a store manager position if they excel during training.

In addition, Aldi is working closely with key contractors to ensure construction apprentices are hired as part of major developments, such as its new regional distribution centres.

Ruth Doyle, regional managing director at Aldi, said: “The Aldi Apprentice Scheme will deliver opportunities for committed and resourceful young people nationwide.

“Successful candidates will be joining one of the most dynamic and fast-growing retailers in the UK, with a proven track record in developing its staff.

“Aldi’s apprentices are given real responsibility from day one, with the opportunity to learn about the business from a grassroots level, and we expect our recruits to progress to a managerial level.”

Applications for the scheme should be submitted via www.aldirecruitment.co.uk and successful candidates will be asked to attend a group interview, followed by experience at a local Aldi store.