Graduate Management Development Programme

Lidl UK
United Kingdom
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

This is it. Your chance to experience life at Lidl and all it has to offer. With experiences spanning throughout our stores, warehouses & regional offices you will build your skills and develop your knowledge to become a retail management professional in our of our operational regions.

The programme is rotational, taking you on a 2 year learning curve and giving you the best possible exposure to the key areas of the business along with a range of opportunities to develop your soft skills and leadership style. 




  • In this department you'll see the 'front line' of the business. Starting as a Customer Assistant then working your way up to Assistant Store Manager in just 6 months.
  • You'll begin to grasp the basics of retail or build on your current knowledge whilst importantly beginning to experience leadership allowing you to find your very own style!


  • In this department you'll be in the beating heart of Lidl, in one of our warehouses.
  • Going from operative to management in 3 months is tough, but you'll learn the fundamentals of logistics and warehousing whilst being exposed to large teams and a very different working environment.

Supply Chain

  • Here you'll work within the complex supply chain of Lidl. You'll learn how to order products, manage quality and freshness and importantly deal with the suppliers who deliver day in day out to keep our products on our shelves.
  • This is an office based role, giving you exposure to a different environment altogether.

About You

  • Resilient, driven, passionate. You’ll be all three, all over.
  • Be ready for a huge career challenge. 
  • To have a degree in any discipline by September 2018
  • A full UK/EU driving licence by September 2018
  • To live- or be able to relocate - within an hour’s commute of your chosen regional location
  • To be legally entitled to work full time in the UK


  • Two year rotational management programme
  • Nationwide opportunities
  • £36,000 salary per annum
  • Company car
  • 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
  • 10% in-store discount
  • Private medical insurance
  • Contributory pension scheme

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