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Giant Eagle Apprentice Programs

Learn the skills and experience needed for your next career!

When you join us as an Apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a team that’s passionate about providing exceptional quality and service from one of our bakery or butcher departments.

Our Apprentice Programs are designed to teach you the necessary skills to become a Baker, Cake Decorator or Meat Cutter in less than six months. From the first day, you’ll find the support and tools you need to begin your career in one of our specialized skilled positions.

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Your Training Experience

You’ll be trained and work side-by-side with experienced Bakers, Cake Decorators and Meat Cutters to help hone your skills and knowledge to offer a wide variety of fresh products that our customers love. Training may consist of the following:

  • Hands-on training by a Giant Eagle Certified Master Trainer
  • Food and equipment safety training
  • Participate in various certifications
  • Potential wage increases as you progress through the program
  • Gain continuous learning & development as a Baker, Cake Decorator, or Meat Cutter

Team Member Benefits

As a family-owned company with strong values, we care deeply about the people who work here. We want you to see Giant Eagle as a place where you can thrive and build a career for years to come. As an Apprentice for Giant Eagle, you may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Job placement upon successful completion of the Program
  • Part-time or full-time career
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Partner discounts
  • 10% discount on Own Brand products

The Apprentice Programs

Baker Apprenticeship

16-week program

As a Baker Apprentice, you'll learn all about how to bake our fresh-from-the-oven breads, pastries, cookies, cakes and pies. You'll be trained and certified by our Master Trainers and Bakery Team Leaders. And in just a few months you'll be on your track to a full-time or part-time job as a Certified Baker. Satisfactory completion of our skills assessment required to become a full-time or part-time Baker.

Giant Eagle Baker Apprentice Program

Cake Decorator Apprenticeship

11-week program

As a Cake Decorator Apprentice, you'll learn all about how to decorate our fresh-from-the-oven breads, pastries, cookies, cakes and pies. You'll be trained and certified by our Master Trainers and Bakery Team Leaders. And in just a few months you'll be on your track to a full-time or part-time job as a Certified Cake Decorator. Satisfactory completion of our skills assessment required to become a full-time or part-time Cake Decorator.

Giant Eagle Cake Decorator Apprentice Program

Meat Cutter Apprenticeship

22-week program

As a Meat Cutter Apprentice, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of the Retail Meat Business – and how to prepare fresh, delicious cuts of meat for our customers. You’ll be trained and certified by our Master Trainers and Meat Cutters. And in a few short months you’ll be on track to a skilled job with scheduled pay raises as you gain experience. Satisfactory completion of our skills assessment required to become a full-time or part-time Meat Cutter.

Giant Eagle Meat Cutter Apprentice Program

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More Information

Need more information about our Apprentice Programs? Email our Apprenticeship team at: apprenticeship@gianteagle.com

Giant Eagle Team Members

If you are a Giant Eagle Team Member looking to further your career with us, please talk to a department leader, CHRC, or email our Apprentice Team at apprenticeship@gianteagle.com. Interested Team Members should apply to an Apprentice position through our Workday site.  

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