Apprentice jobs are on offer at East Lancs Aldi stores

Apprentice jobs are on offer at East Lancs Aldi stores

Apprentice jobs are on offer at East Lancs Aldi stores

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DISCOUNT retailer Aldi is looking to recruit 34 apprentices for its stores across Lancashire for its apprenticeship scheme.

Successful candidates are expected to start on the scheme from the start of September.

Aldi initially launched its National Apprentice Scheme in February 2012, and has since created more than 500 jobs to attract young people towards a management career in retail, for those who do not wish to attend university.

The stores taking on apprentices in East Lancashire include Great Harwood, Accrington, Colne, Blackburn and Burnley.

Blackburn’s new store opened at the end of last month and plans for a new store in Clitheroe were approved by Ribble Valley Borough Council last week.

The scheme offers store assistant training in year one and store management training in years two and three with a salary of £5.15 per hour rising to £7.41 per hour and working towards a title of ‘deputy manager’.

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4:49pm Wed 4 Jun 14

hasslem hasslem says...

an aldi in clitheroe - to go with the lidl....the local are revolting.
an aldi in clitheroe - to go with the lidl....the local are revolting. hasslem hasslem
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9:36pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Copperhead says...

A job in shop is NOT an apprenticeship.
An apprentice is someone who is learning a TRADE - i.e., a fitter, a mechanic, a bricklayer, a hairdresser, a turner, a toolmaker, an electrician, a plumber, a stonemason, a pattern maker - that sort of thing.
Jobs that were a ticket to a good job and a decent wage in the days the UK had a real manufacturing industry. The days before our industries were destroyed for political reasons and we became just another sweat shop for international capital to exploit with the blessing and collusion of our political masters.
I realise that our Dear Leaders are trying to hide the truth from us all of how the UK is now a third world country, but lets not get away from the fact that working in a shop is NOT a trade anymore than the UK is a country with prospects.
A job in shop is NOT an apprenticeship. An apprentice is someone who is learning a TRADE - i.e., a fitter, a mechanic, a bricklayer, a hairdresser, a turner, a toolmaker, an electrician, a plumber, a stonemason, a pattern maker - that sort of thing. Jobs that were a ticket to a good job and a decent wage in the days the UK had a real manufacturing industry. The days before our industries were destroyed for political reasons and we became just another sweat shop for international capital to exploit with the blessing and collusion of our political masters. I realise that our Dear Leaders are trying to hide the truth from us all of how the UK is now a third world country, but lets not get away from the fact that working in a shop is NOT a trade anymore than the UK is a country with prospects. Copperhead
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10:04pm Wed 4 Jun 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

"Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a structured competency a basic set of skills. Apprentices are set a strict training program so they can gain a set of skills to prepare themselves for their desired trade or certain career in which they wish to pursue."

Taken from Wikipedia (sorry).

I can speak from experience when I say you couldn't take anybody in off the street to be the manager of a store of any size. Just because somebody isn't using their hands doesn't mean this is any less of a skill. This isn't an apprenticeship to be a till worker, this is about managing a team of people, customers, stock etc. For those people still living in the past think of it as an indoors version of a site foreman.

For anybody thinking of going for this then you should, being a manager can be stressful and full of immense pressure but it is also very rewarding. Again, speaking from experience.
"Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a structured competency a basic set of skills. Apprentices are set a strict training program so they can gain a set of skills to prepare themselves for their desired trade or certain career in which they wish to pursue." Taken from Wikipedia (sorry). I can speak from experience when I say you couldn't take anybody in off the street to be the manager of a store of any size. Just because somebody isn't using their hands doesn't mean this is any less of a skill. This isn't an apprenticeship to be a till worker, this is about managing a team of people, customers, stock etc. For those people still living in the past think of it as an indoors version of a site foreman. For anybody thinking of going for this then you should, being a manager can be stressful and full of immense pressure but it is also very rewarding. Again, speaking from experience. HelmshoreMan2010
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11:20pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Graham Hartley says...

Staff of any sort at Great Harwood Aldi are regularly unable to display the TILL OPEN signs when the tills are indeed open, preferring to display TILL CLOSED when tills are open. I have proclaimed this truth to staff without much satisfaction and am growing accustomed to their sorry stares. They do not have the wit to do much else. I wonder what must be the minimum competence that apprentices must demonstrate, when the maximum evinced by trained staff is so desperately low.
Staff of any sort at Great Harwood Aldi are regularly unable to display the TILL OPEN signs when the tills are indeed open, preferring to display TILL CLOSED when tills are open. I have proclaimed this truth to staff without much satisfaction and am growing accustomed to their sorry stares. They do not have the wit to do much else. I wonder what must be the minimum competence that apprentices must demonstrate, when the maximum evinced by trained staff is so desperately low. Graham Hartley
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9:46am Thu 5 Jun 14

caballo says...

HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
"Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a structured competency a basic set of skills. Apprentices are set a strict training program so they can gain a set of skills to prepare themselves for their desired trade or certain career in which they wish to pursue." Taken from Wikipedia (sorry). I can speak from experience when I say you couldn't take anybody in off the street to be the manager of a store of any size. Just because somebody isn't using their hands doesn't mean this is any less of a skill. This isn't an apprenticeship to be a till worker, this is about managing a team of people, customers, stock etc. For those people still living in the past think of it as an indoors version of a site foreman. For anybody thinking of going for this then you should, being a manager can be stressful and full of immense pressure but it is also very rewarding. Again, speaking from experience.
Sorry Helmshore, Copperhead has it right in my book. Apprenticeships are served to trades. ATrainee/ job for a young person does not equal an apprenticeship
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: "Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a structured competency a basic set of skills. Apprentices are set a strict training program so they can gain a set of skills to prepare themselves for their desired trade or certain career in which they wish to pursue." Taken from Wikipedia (sorry). I can speak from experience when I say you couldn't take anybody in off the street to be the manager of a store of any size. Just because somebody isn't using their hands doesn't mean this is any less of a skill. This isn't an apprenticeship to be a till worker, this is about managing a team of people, customers, stock etc. For those people still living in the past think of it as an indoors version of a site foreman. For anybody thinking of going for this then you should, being a manager can be stressful and full of immense pressure but it is also very rewarding. Again, speaking from experience.[/p][/quote]Sorry Helmshore, Copperhead has it right in my book. Apprenticeships are served to trades. ATrainee/ job for a young person does not equal an apprenticeship caballo
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