Lidl Ireland

Recipe for success

You don’t become a leading retailer in an increasingly competitive environment without constantly upping your game. ‘High performance’ is something we expect every single day. It’s the norm. ‘Brilliant’ is our version of ‘average’. You’re an ambitious graduate, we’re an incredibly ambitious retailer. Together we can deliver the performance of your life.

The Lidl Graduate Programme gives you responsibility from day one. Of course, we’ll give you the best professional development in the business, but we think people learn best when they’re doing a real job. We’ll trust you with real projects, and trust you to deliver real results.

A blend of flavours

There are twelve different streams, covering almost all disciplines:

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

A blend of ingredients

The programme covers several modules, so you’ll get a full understanding of our entire business. By combining personal and professional development through a blended learning approach, you’ll gain hard technical and business skills; while also building a strong understanding of soft skills like teamwork, leadership, diplomacy and staff management. 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.

Fresh talent and well-seasoned professionals

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 best people will help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills.

Recognition and reward

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, flexibility, self-motivation, strong interpersonal skills and work experience. In return you can expect real variety, extraordinary opportunity, respect from those around you and a high-performance career like no other.

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