At wilko, we love nothing more than supporting the development of our team members. That’s why we’re committed to providing learning and development opportunities that allow you to be the best you can be. This may be through your own personal growth, or it could be through building skills that lead to even more exciting career opportunities with us.

Our apprenticeships are available to all our team members on a permanent contract of 16 hours or more, across all our retail stores, distribution centres and our support centre.

These industry-recognised, role-relevant training programmes are one of the best ways you can develop your career while earning, too! They’ll provide you with the support you need to gain all the essential skills, knowledge and behaviours to progress to the next level.

We’re happy to support apprenticeships relevant to any role, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask!

Why should you apply for one of our apprenticeships?

1 – Develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours

2 – Earn as you learn – we’ll fund your apprenticeship training (and not on an ‘apprentice’ wage) because, here at wilko, we always want to do everything we can to support you and your families!

3 – Achieve a nationally recognised apprenticeship

4 – Enjoy something completely different to school and college days by using a variety of learning materials to support your development

5 – Maximise your opportunities to progress by demonstrating how committed you are to personal development

We can’t forget to mention our apprenticeships are award-winning:

British Quality Foundation (BQF) Collaboration Award 2019 for wilko and Capella and the continuous improvement apprenticeship programme

British Quality Foundation (BQF) Collaboration Award 2019 for wilko and Capella and the continuous improvement apprenticeship programme

Princess Royal Training Award 2019 for our continuous improvement apprenticeship programme

Princess Royal Training Award 2019 for our continuous improvement apprenticeship programme

Let’s hear from some of our team members who’ve completed an apprenticeship…

Balal Khan– Blackburn Store Team Member (Retailer Level 2)

Nadia Anwar – Blackburn Store Team Member (Retailer Level 2)

Khalid Phansa – Blackburn Store Team Member (Retailer Level 2)Chris Edwards –Distribution Centre Trainer (Operations/Department Manager Level 5)

Amanda Eden – Junior PMO Officer (Associate Project Manager Level 4)

Dan Eales – Continuous Improvement Manager (Improvement Practitioner Level 4)

What do we expect from you?

We’ll do everything in our power to help you succeed in your apprenticeship, but it’s important that you commit to your learning and development too. You’ll need to be motivated to learn, develop and, above all, be active in looking for ways to put your new skills, knowledge and behaviours into practice.

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