Lidl Graduate Programme

About Lidl

In July 2000, Lidl burst onto the Irish grocery market and changed the face of shopping in Ireland for the better. Over the last 14 years we have opened over 175 stores across the island of Ireland and are proud to be the market leader in discount retailing in Ireland. Our success story started in Germany back in the 1970’s. Since then the company has expanded rapidly and you will now find over 10, 000 Lidl stores in more than 26 countries across Europe, serving over 7 million customers every day.

Careers with Lidl

The Lidl Graduate Programme is a feast of experiences and opportunities. Discover a new world of professional learning and early responsibility. Find out what happens backstage in a renowned global retailer and learn about us, the business and about yourself. The programme will fly by in a heartbeat and in years to come you’ll be able to say ‘I was there’.

Our unique Graduate Management Development Programme has 13 different streams, catering for almost all disciplines:

  • Retail Operations/Area Management
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Property, Construction & Facilities Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Procurement
  • Buying
  • IT Systems
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Visual Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Risk/Compliance/Legal & Insurance
  • Finance & Accounting

Our exciting 24-month Graduate Management Development Programme consists of several modules that will give you a full understanding of our entire business. Our programme modules include sales, logistics and department training.

During your time in the department you have chosen, you will be given a high level of responsibility where you will be fully responsible for specific projects and become part of the integrated team.

The Lidl Graduate Management Development Programme will give you the opportunity to enjoy both personal and professional development through a blended learning approach. This combines both on-the-job training with soft skills development. High performers will also be given the rare opportunity to spend six months in Germany learning German and spending time in our International Head Office.

Training and development – a 360⁰ view

We know that as a graduate joining the business you won’t have all the answers and that’s OK with us. Throughout your training you will be supported by professionals at every level of the business. They will assist you with solid hands-on experience and formal training sessions on key topics relevant to your new role. As well as helping you learn about our business, our training programme is designed to help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills.

It’s a unique experience and you will be rewarded with an excellent starting salary, benefits package and plenty of opportunities to progress quickly. We’re looking for a 2.1 degree (hons), flexibility, self-motivation, strong interpersonal skills and work experience. In return you can expect real variety, extraordinary opportunity and a fascinating job like no other.

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