Aldi Stores (Ireland) Limited

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Aldi - A Story of Success

With roots dating back to 1913, Aldi (short for Albrecht Discount) entered the Irish market in 1999. Aldi is now one of Ireland’s fastest growing supermarkets and one of the world’s most successful retailers. We have a vast network of over 120 stores across the country and ambitious plans to open many more. In fact, there are more than 8,000 stores across our international portfolio including stores in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.

Aldi Careers – ‘Like No Other’

All graduates enter the business on the 12 month Graduate Area Manager Training Programme. It’s gained a reputation for being tough, and rightly so. Graduates have an enormous amount of responsibility very early on and after 12 months, will take control of a multi-million euro area of three to four stores comprising of up to 100 personnel.

The programme has been carefully developed to provide successful graduates with a thorough understanding of our business. Throughout the programme graduates will gain an in-depth understanding of:

  • Store Operations
  • Finance and Administration
  • Logistics
  • Trading
  • Property

Graduates receive incredible support throughout their training, with a dedicated mentor and regular one-to-one sessions with talented, knowledgeable and supportive colleagues.

It’s the perfect introduction to Aldi and provides a superb foundation for future career success. It gives graduates a ‘wider lens’ to make critical business decisions later on in their journey. During their career, high performing graduates can be presented with secondment opportunities. This affords the opportunity to spend time in other parts of the world including the USA or even Australia. After a number of years mastering the Area Manager role, high performing graduates could be presented with the opportunity to progress to a Director role within (for example) Corporate Buying, Finance and Administration or Store Operations.

Aldi is built on attitude. It’s about never giving up; always striving for smarter, simpler ways of doing things. Graduates who join our growing business will blend intellect with a practical, business-focused mindset as they achieve incredible results with a world-class team.

Join our Area Manager team and you’ll soon understand why we offer careers ‘Like No Other’.


Secure a place on our Graduate Area Manager Training Programme and you'll enjoy a remuneration package that is unsurpassed, including:

  • Prospects of international secondment
  • A salary which rises to €97,700 after only 4 years
  • Permanent contract
  • A fully expensed Audi A4 from the day you join
  • A pension scheme, private healthcare and five weeks holidays (plus bank holidays)

We’re Aldi. And we’re ‘like no other’. Are you?

If so, apply today on our award winning website,

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