Graduate & Placement Opportunities
BRING YOUR BEST. WE’LL DO THE REST.
We’re Lidl, proud pioneers in the world of retail. With over 670 stores, 12 warehouses and over 20,000 employees in the UK alone we’re undoubtedly an established retailer. But it doesn’t stop there. With our ambitious plans for UK growth and recent global expansion, we don’t like to stand still. Continually challenging and changing the world of retail as we know it, we want to make our stores, goods and shopping experience better than ever for our customers and our employees. We’re looking for ambitious, motivated, talented individuals who are ready to join a dynamic, engaging environment to make the very most of their potential.
Bring your best and we’ll provide you with opportunities and experiences that will help you carve an exciting and successful career.
Life at Lidl
We’re growing bigger and better every year and we believe one of the reasons behind our success is our brilliant people. Everyone here plays an important part in all of our achievements and pulls their weight – in return, you can expect an inclusive team culture and a firm commitment to your training and development. Add to that a simple, lean approach to business that makes life here challenging, but also enjoyable, because you’re really pushed to make the very most of yourself – and then some. Our carefully structured training plans and programmes will give you all the feedback and development you need, so that you always feel supported no matter what role or environment you are working within.
What we want in our graduates
We’re brave and bright as a business and that’s exactly what we’re looking for in our graduates. We’re not looking for one type of person. Or one set of skills. We’re certainly not looking for polished abilities and tonnes of experience. What we are looking for is personality and potential. Potential to go far, do big things. And then do even bigger things. You can start your Lidl journey in our stores, with various part-time roles available. If you are in your penultimate year you could join our one-year Retail Placement Programme or if you are looking for what’s next after your studies, you could join on one of our award winning graduate opportunities – our challenging and incredibly rewarding graduate programmes or a variety of graduate roles at management level.
Whatever your talent is and however you can show it off, we’re looking for that person with one-of-a-kind potential. Bring your best, we’ll do the rest.
Our Lidl Personalities
Understanding our people is important to the continued success of our business. To make sure you’re the right fit for us (and us for you), we have identified six key Lidl personalities that thrive in our fast-paced and challenging retail environment. We are looking for people who can bring their best to the table, so we can do the rest through award-winning training, amazing benefits and fast-track development opportunities.
Game Changer: Driven and determined, you take individual responsibility for the performance of your team and yourself. You’re that person that people want in their corner to motivate and develop them to succeed. You’re a dynamic team player with resilience and confidence.
Everyday Adventurer: With a taste for excitement you thrive on the fast-paced and high energy of a rapidly evolving business. You adapt well to change, having the confidence to communicate with your team effectively to maintain your high performance.
Hands-On Hero: Taking on responsibility, you’ll be effective in delegating, managing and getting involved in any project. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, happy to muck in and support your team in any way you can. You’re thorough, considered and able to manage conflict and multiple priorities.
Born Leader: Inspiring others is natural to you. Leading through communication and delegating effectively, you understand how to rally a team to succeed. You are a role model and thrive on challenges, driving yourself and others to a great performance every time.
Logistics Legend: You are organised, productive and don’t leave things to chance – you prepare properly and are always one step ahead. You’re a great communicator, with a keen eye for detail and inspire people with your energy, enthusiasm and efficient nature.
Problem-Solving Perfectionist: With an efficient approach, you keep calm under pressure and solve problems in a creative way, always acting fairly but with a focus on results. You never settle for second-best and are always trying to up your game.
To find out more information please download our graduate brochure.
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