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The Lidl Essential Graduate Management Development Programme

Mastering logistics. Facing crises. Helping to feed the nation. When you work with Lidl you learn essential skills for an essential business. It’s hard work, but it’s rewarding in every sense – with unrivalled career development, serious opportunities for personal growth and a unique programme which is tailored to you. Our essential 18- month Graduate Management Development Programme consists of several modules which will give you a full understanding of one of the Europe’s essential businesses.

Essential Graduate Streams Available

  • Marketing

  • Human Resources

  • Finance and Accounting

  • IT Systems

  • Supply Chain

  • Retail Operations/Sales Organisation

  • Logistics

  • Audit

  • Property, Construction and Facilities

  • E-Commerce

  • Procurement

Essential Qualifications

  • An expected or attained 2.1 Honours Level 8 degree

  • Full driver’s license is required

  • Flexibility to travel or relocate within Ireland is required

  • Motivation and drive

  • Strong personal skills

  • Work experience or experience abroad

  • German is an advantage but not a necessity

Essential Skills and Training

We know that as a graduate joining the business you won’t have all the answers and that’s OK with us. To help our graduates settle in, we have developed and perfected top class training programmes to teach you everything you need to know about working for Lidl.

Throughout your training you will be supported by trainers at every level of the business. They will assist you through solid hands on experience and formal training sessions on key topics relevant to your new role. As well as helping you learn the business from the ground up our training programme is designed to help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills.

Think you have what it takes to join the Lidl team?

In return you can expect...

  • 20 days holiday per annum

  • Private employee medical insurance

  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression

  • Bespoke training plan depending on current skills and career path

  • One-to-one coaching from a certified coach in the business

  • A vast array of training opportunities from our in-house training catalogue

  • Masterclasses with renowned business experts

  • Director and graduate mentorship programme

  • On-site gym and canteen

  • Opportunities to be involved in sports and social clubs

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting employers!