Aldi is recruiting more than 500 new apprentices across the UK – and applications are now open

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 25th January 2024

Aldi has announced that it’s looking to recruit hundreds of new apprentices right across the UK, and applications are now open.

The UK’s fourth-largest supermarket retailer has ambitious plans for 2024, and is hoping to welcome hundreds of new apprentices onto the team to form an integral part of those plans, as opportunities have now been made available across a wide of range of sectors within the company.

Apprenticeship roles are now open at Aldi stores – including several here in Greater Manchester – as well as in the buying and logistics sectors, and for HGV drivers too.

With the goal of 500 new apprentices before the year is out, successful applicants will have the chance to gain industry-recognised qualifications while they earn, and will also be eligible for a number of additional Aldi employee benefits too – including a range of shopping discounts, and the chance to take part in a ‘bike to work’ scheme.

There’s even a new mortgage advice option for apprentices too, where they can seek free mortgage advice and access mortgage education material, should they need it.


The call for 500 new apprentices is part of Aldi’s nationwide expansion drive.

Not only did the retailer create 6,000 new roles across the UK in total last year, but this apprenticeship recruitment drive also comes merely months after it opened up dozens of new roles at its Greater Manchester distribution centre.


Aldi recently announced new pay rates for all store and warehouse colleagues, with some apprenticeship roles rising by up to 37%.

Store apprentices at Aldi can now earn £8.44 per hour in year one, which then rises to £11.83 per hour in year three, with paid breaks, while apprentices in logistics and driver roles can earn £10.96 and £14.13 per hour, respectively.

Applications for the coveted roles are now open / Credit: Aldi

Lisa Murphy, who is the Learning and Development Director at Aldi UK, says the retailer is on the lookout for “hardworking” and “driven” individuals to join the team.


She continued: “By joining our apprenticeship scheme, individuals will become experts in their role and receive in-depth skills training at one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country. The apprentices of today are the leaders of tomorrow, so we’re always on the hunt for more amazing individuals from all backgrounds to join our team.”

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Featured Image – Aldi UK