Aldi extends long-term partnership with Saints Sport and the University of St Andrews Rugby Club

Thursday 3 November 2022

ALDI UK has renewed its Sport Sponsorship deal with Saints Sport for academic year 2022-2023 remaining as lead sponsor of the University of St Andrews Rugby Club. The sponsorship deal will provide opportunities for Aldi UK to support the career progression of St Andrews students and help them onto their chosen career pathway by providing opportunities to deliver themed workshops and participate in the University’s work shadowing programme.

ALDI UK has been the lead sponsor for the University of St Andrews Rugby Club since 2014. Saints Rugby is one of the University’s leading sports clubs with Men’s rugby one of a small number of targeted performance teams at St Andrews.

Led by highly experienced Director of Rugby David Morris, players have access to a professionally run rugby programme that offers a comprehensive programme of training and competition, complementing their world-leading academic education as part of the truly unique student experience.

David Morris, Director of Rugby, Saints Sport said: “The Rugby Club is extremely proud of its long-term partnership with ALDI UK and greatly appreciates the ongoing support over the last eight years.

“Through the rugby programme we seek to develop our students by helping them foster key attributes that employers like to see in their graduates, such as self-determination, drive, leadership, organisation, and vital transferable skills that will serve them well after graduation.

“Association with a global brand like ALDI speaks volumes for the attitude and quality of the rugby players we have here in St Andrews.”

ALDI offers a competitive Graduate Area Manager Programme, with 100 new positions available across the country each graduate season. As one of the fastest growing supermarkets, Aldi’s expansion across the UK since 1990 has proven popular with nearly 1000 stores open. Most recently Aldi was voted by students and Graduates in the top 50 employers out of Guardians UK 300 businesses, placing 9th in The Times top 100 employers and also named Employer of The Year in the Grocer Gold Awards.

Richard Holloway, Managing Director, ALDI added: “We are pleased to continue our sponsorship with St Andrews Rugby for our ninth year. It’s an exciting opportunity for the business to support students to develop their teamworking, leadership and employability skills for their future careers.”

Dr Fergus Knight, Assistant Director (Commercial Operations), Saints Sport added: “Our long-term association with an international brand of ALDI’s calibre and one of the UK’s top graduate employers, highlights the University’s reputation across the globe as a world leader in education and that St Andrews graduates are highly valued.

“We greatly value the relationship we have established with Aldi UK over the last eight years and look forward to strengthening our ongoing partnership to provide opportunities for our students whilst increasing Aldi’s visibility on campus.”

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