Traineeships supporting Drakes Supermarkets' workforce

Up to 150 traineeships with Drakes Supermarkets will be created through Skilling South Australia, with:

  • 70 people to take up warehousing traineeships at Drakes Supermarkets’ new distribution centre at Edinburgh North

  • 80 workers across the supermarket network to upskill through high-level retail management and leadership traineeships.


Initially, 100 participants will be supported through a pre-apprenticeship training program and up to 70 of the participants will go on to the Certificate III in Warehousing Operations traineeships. The remaining 30 warehousing participants will be offered flexible working arrangements by Drakes in casual or permanent part-time positions.

Existing Drakes Supermarkets staff will also boost their skills with 40 people undertaking a Certificate IV in Retail Management and 40 taking up a Diploma of Retail Leadership as part of their traineeships.