A supermarket apprentice has celebrated finishing his course in impressive fashion by being given a managerial position.
Joel Peter Boggis, from Oliver Close, Long Melford, has been part of the Aldi supermarket scheme in Sudbury.
The 23-year-old received his apprenticeship certificate, having been awarded a deputy store manager position following his successful graduation from the scheme.
Aldi celebrated the graduation of its latest group of apprentices, who have completed the three year Aldi Apprenticeship programme during a ceremony held at the Lion Inn in Chelmsford.
During the event, eight apprentices officially graduated having secured store management positions.
Aldi launched its apprenticeship scheme in 2012 and says it has created more than 1,000 jobs for young people interested in pursuing a management career in retail.
The apprentices are trained in all aspects of retail management with store assistant training in year one and store management training in years two and three, working towards a title of deputy manager.
The apprentices also achieve a Retail Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification.
Aldi will be hiring at least one apprentice per store throughout the East of England next year, with applications for the scheme expected to go live in March. For more details about the scheme, visit www.aldirecruitment.co.uk.
Ruth Doyle, regional managing director, said: “Aldi’s apprentices make a huge contribution to the running of our stores and we have been particularly impressed with the commitment and enthusiasm they have shown.”