Graduate scheme

North East


All graduates enter the business on their Area Manager Training Programme. It’s gained a reputation for being tough, and rightly so. Graduates have an enormous amount of responsibility very early on and after 12 months, they’ll take control of a multi-million pound area of three to four stores. Graduates receive incredible support throughout their training, with a dedicated mentor and regular one-to-one sessions with talented colleagues.

It’s the perfect introduction to Aldi and a superb foundation for future success. It gives graduates a wider lens to make critical business decisions later on in their journey. Two to three years into the programme, secondments are available with many graduates having the chance to spend time in other parts of the UK, the US or even Australia. After five or so years as an area manager, high-performing graduates can then move into a director role within (for example) buying, finance or operations.

There’s full support and exceptional training to furnish you with all kinds of knowledge – from employment law and recruitment, to operations and health and safety. But the reasons why we pay such a generous salary (£44,000 to £77,870) is because we need you to be confident, fearless and ready to take on any challenge. You’re not motivated by money though. For you it’s a matter of personal pride, the feeling that you’ve pushed yourself and achieved more than you ever imagined.

What you can expect in return:

  • A fully-expensed BMW 3-Series
  • Opportunities to travel the world
  • A health and lifestyle package
  • Training and support
  • Your own £multi-million business

What we are looking for

We look for graduates who are incredibly hardworking with a positive, ‘roll their sleeves up’ attitude. Those who join Aldi will blend intellect with a practical, business-focused mindset as you achieve impressive results with a world-class team.

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