Apprentices make the grade

APPRENTICES working at a discount supermarket chain have formally completed their three-year store apprenticeship programme.

Wednesday, 28th December 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:13 pm

A ceremony was held at Aldi’s distribution centre in Swindon to mark their graduation to management positions.

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Aldi launched its apprenticeship programme in 2012 and has now created more than 1,000 permanent jobs for young people interested in pursuing a management career in retail.

During the ceremony, Liam Thompson, 19, from Portsmouth, received his apprenticeship certificate, after being awarded a deputy store manager position.

John Richardson, regional managing director, said: ‘The ceremony was a great opportunity to recognise the hard work which our apprentices put in over the past three years. Successful apprentices like Liam emphasise the realistic prospect of a position at the end of the scheme.’