Apprentice scheme teams up with trainers

A DISCOUNT supermarket chain will say “you’re hired” with a new apprentice scheme to fast-track future managers.

Aldi, which has two stores in Hartlepool and one in Peterlee, will work in partnership with the Newcastle and the Tees Valley Skills Shop (Jigsaw Training) to promote the new Aldi Apprentice Scheme.

The scheme plans to create more than 200 jobs nationwide by targeting school leavers looking for a career in retail management without going to university.

Training programmes offer store assistant training in year one and store management training in years two and three.

By the end of the scheme, the most successful apprentices will get the opportunity to progress to the position of assistant store manager with a starting salary of £25,000.

Matthew Speight, of the scheme, said: “We believe this is a great scheme for those looking for a genuine career path in retail management; and our partnerships with the Newcastle and the Tees Valley Skills Shop (Jigsaw Training) are critical for selecting suitable candidates.”