University of St. Andrews: ALDI renews sponsorship with Saints Sport

Supermarket chain ALDI has extended its sports sponsorship deal with Saints Sport at the University of St Andrews, remaining the lead sponsor for the Rugby Club and title sponsor of the Saints Leaders Programme.

ALDI UK has been the lead sponsor for the University of St Andrews Rugby Programme since 2014, enhancing their support in 2021 to include title sponsorship of the Saints Leaders Programme, now titled the ALDI Leadership Programme.

The ALDI Leadership Programme is a comprehensive and tailored programme of support, training and mentoring at the University of St Andrews. It currently supports a team of around 600 student volunteers who are committed to delivering student sport activity within their clubs for more than 5700 students throughout the academic year.

The programme provides opportunities for student volunteers to develop leadership and other transferable skills that will serve them well after graduation, enhancing their career prospects and helping them to add value for employers.

Scott Lawson, Director of Rugby at Saints Sport, said: “The Rugby Club is extremely thankful for, and appreciative of, the support from ALDI UK over the last seven years. The long-term association with a global brand like ALDI speaks wonders for the attitude and quality of the students we have here in St Andrews.

“Ambition, determination and leadership are key strands of the ALDI Graduate Area Manager Training Programme, and this resonates with the type of rugby player we are seeking to attract to our rugby programme here in St Andrews.”

ALDI offers a competitive Graduate Area Manager Programme, with 100 new positions available across the country each graduate season. ALDI Area Managers are responsible for maintaining multiple stores and are involved in every aspect of the business, from people management and ensuring stores meet sales targets to implementing new initiatives.

Richard Holloway, Managing Director of ALDI, added: “We are pleased to continue our sponsorship with St Andrews Rugby for our eighth year, and our partnership has extended further this year to create the ALDI Leadership Programme. It is an exciting opportunity for the business to support students to develop their leadership and employability skills for their future careers.”

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