This is your chance to get a real taste of retail, as you're exposed to every facet of our business over the 12 months of your placement.
Don’t be fooled by the word ‘Buying’ here. This large National department covers every aspect of the product lifecycle, from concept to shelf. You’ll choose from three specialisms; Corporate Responsibility, Quality Assurance and Marketing.
Your time will be spent in that specific department, where you’ll work on personal and team projects, build relationships and solve problems in a complex environment. Yes, it can be daunting - but it is also a fantastic opportunity to learn and be inspired by a company that’s so different to all the others.
Are you looking for a Placement where you will be in the thick of the action from the start? Here at Aldi, you will get exactly that, as you experience a year like no other. Gaining real responsibility and making an impact from day one. This is your chance to join one of the market-leading retailers and Times Top 100 employers, learning the ‘ins and outs’ of Buying.
This is a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career and be inspired by a company that means more!
On this fast-paced Placement within our buying teams you will be working in the Chill and Frozen departments where we are responsible for tirelessly driving innovation, best quality, full availability and ultimately the best value to Aldi’s ever expanding customer base. We buy hundreds of products from across Britain, Europe and as far afield as China to ensure the Aldi customer has access to great products and low prices. This is an exciting opportunity in one of Britain’s fastest growing retailers and one that will no doubt challenge your abilities and be extremely rewarding.
You will be responsible for projects across different teams within your category which will test your adaptability and organisational skills to collate, digest and present back your findings to effect changes across nearly 1000 stores. A broad experience across our buying department is a perfect opportunity to fully understand the buying process and provide you the tools to embark on a career after graduation.
No buying experience is required but strong interpersonal, listening, written and oral communication skills are a must as you navigate speaking to both internal and external stakeholders to drive the business forward. Strong organisation and attention to detail are also required to ensure efficient and quick decision making.
Please note that our Placement Programmes are for university students currently studying towards an undergraduate degree, who are seeking a 12-month sandwich placement before their final year of study.
You’ll need to be working towards a 2:1 degree, have 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications), possess a driving licence and have permission to work in the UK by the start of your employment
The Placement application window may close early due to high volumes of applications; therefore, we recommend you apply soon.