New apprenticeships launched at James Hall


James Hall & Co, Spar UK wholesaler for the North of England, is championing traditional trades by introducing a number of new apprenticeship schemes, aimed at introducing local people to careers that they may not have previously considered.

The Company will now offer Apprenticeships in Craft Butchery, Craft Bakery, Supply Chain Operations, Engineering and HGV Driving.

Founded in 1863, James Hall & Co serves over 640 Spar stores across the North of England and employs staff across a number of departments including food production and manufacturing; business and finance; transport, operations and retail.

Chris Chadford, training and development manager at James Hall, said: “We believe that people make the difference within our business and offer many different learning programmes to enable individuals to learn a trade, develop valuable employability skills and reach their full potential.

“We offer a number of apprenticeship schemes which have been very successful and have attracted exciting new talent into the business so we are thrilled to extend our offer to these five new trades.

“James Hall & Co’s purpose-built depot is a fantastic place to learn – every week, the Company’s busy transport division (80 HGV vehicles) travels 130,000 kilometres across the North of England with over 75,000 trays of goods moving through the warehouse.”

Chadford added: “There is a national shortage for skilled butchers, bakers and HGV drivers within the UK and these apprenticeships work to address that shortage. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of talent into our business and helping them to succeed within their chosen field.”

To find out more about the current apprenticeship opportunities available at James Hall & Co, visit