Aldi to hire 500 new apprentices

Aldi UK has announced plans to hire more than 500 new apprentices across the UK in 2023.

The move marks its largest apprenticeship intake so far, with roles spanning across stores, logistics and buying, and HGV driving.

The budget supermarket retailer said that a store apprentice can earn £220.20 per week in the first year of training, rising to £321.90 per week after two years.

Those in logistics and driver roles can earn between £240 and £378 per week respectively.

“We have found so many hard-working and ambitious people through our apprenticeship scheme over the years - and I don’t doubt it will be the same again this year,” said Lisa Murphy, learning and development director, Aldi UK. “By taking part in the scheme and working at one of the country’s fastest-growing retailers, apprentices can learn all there is to know about the supermarket sector."

Murphy said that the scheme also provides apprentices with nationally-recognised qualifications.

The announcement comes after Aldi said it would increase pay for around 7,000 warehouse workers in the UK from this week.

Pay has increased to a minimum rate of £13.48 per hour, a rise from £11.48 in January 2022.

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