Technology skills you can learn with GradSims

12 Dec 2023, 12:10

Help develop the hard and soft skills you need for a successful career in technology with Lidl with gradireland GradSims.

Build your Lidl technology career with GradSims


Visit GradSims to find out how you can build your career in technology with Lidl. All our GradSims are created in partnership with leading employers, so you can be sure you’re getting insider information relevant to the job that you want.

What are GradSims?

GradSims essentially allow you experience part of a day in the life of a technology graduate recruit with Lidl. We take you a step closer to the world of work, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at different job roles through real-life tasks and informative insider videos. With GradSims, you can gain valuable insights and resources that will help you develop your skills at your own pace to help give you a better chance at landing your dream job.

How do I access GradSims?

Like everything else on gradireland, GradSims is completely free to access, all you need is a gradireland account. If you don’t have one, register here .

What's involved in a GradSim?

One you’ve logged in, you'll start with viewing a short video, where you'll get an introduction from Lidl and then meet a Lidl technology graduate who will share their insights and career story. Then you can complete a real-life task, provided by the company, and compare your work with model answers. You can then access further resources relevant to your role and get priority access to jobs with that company.

Skills you will develop?

Skills you will develop

  • Technical: systems thinking
  • Wider skills: problem solving, data analysis, planning and organisation

Learning outcomes

You will learn:

  • How to apply systems thinking to understand a company’s software architecture and practical implications as issues arise.
  • How to apply logic to understanding software systems.

How long does it take?

Each GradSims should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. However, we always recommend you do your own research. So visit the company’s organisation hub on gradireland and read and watch the relevant material there. Of course, it’s completely up to you how long you take to complete the GradSim and explore the further resources at the end of it.

What do you get for completing a GradSim?

After completing the GradSim, you’ll have the opportunity to opt into receiving further information about roles within that company. You’ll also be the first to hear about other roles in the company from gradireland.

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