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Why an Apprenticeship with A.F. Blakemore?

Embarking on an apprenticeship scheme with A.F. Blakemore is an excellent opportunity to join one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK.

A.F. Blakemore has its own Learning & Development department and works in partnership with training providers to offer a combination of essential skills programmes, professional qualifications and on-the-job training. 

Many people who have joined A.F. Blakemore as apprentices have gone on to have long and successful careers with the company. 


What Apprenticeships Are on Offer?

We offer a wide variety of apprenticeships at different levels and across all aspects of our business. Our list of apprenticeship schemes is growing all the time and examples of just some of the schemes currently on offer are listed below:


Recruiting Locations

The majority of A.F. Blakemore's SPAR stores and distribution centres are based in central England and in Wales. 

You will need to check to find out if there are any apprenticeship opportunities in your local area. 

A.F. Blakemore's main distribution centres are located in the following locations: 

  • Willenhall, West Midlands
  • Darlaston, West Midlands
  • Great Bridge, West Midlands
  • Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Hastings, East Sussex
  • Talbot Green, South Wales

To find out more about our locations click here to view our Interactive Map.  



Entry Requirements

We have a wide variety of apprenticeship schemes on offer with different entry requirements. Please check the relevant apprenticeship webpage for more information.


How to Apply

A.F. Blakemore recruits apprentices on an ongoing basis, all year round.  

Keep a regular lookout for our latest apprenticeship opportunities at