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Acquisitions Graduate Programme (23 Month Programme)

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Head Office {amount} miles away
Lidl House, 14 Kingston Road, Surbiton
KT5 9NU London


Full Time

Experience Level

Entry Level

Employment Area

Real Estate

Reference Number



£40,000 per annum | 30 days’ holiday (pro rata) | 10% in-store discount | Pension scheme

Everyone who works at Lidl brings something unique to the table – but we also have a whole lot in common. We’re curious, collaborative, and ready to make a tangible impact on where we work.

Just like you.

Experience life at Lidl and discover what it takes to succeed as part of our Property teams who develop and manage the real estate footprint that provide the foundations our rapidly-growing business needs to flourish. In an extremely competitive market, you’ll join an industry-leading team as you rotate through our various property departments to learn how we identify, acquire and create state-of-the-art retail sites that define our customers’ shopping experience.

You will be challenged to develop solutions to complex tasks in a fast-paced environment, but you will be supported every step of the way. Through a structured training programme and on-the-job exposure, you’ll learn the soft skills and technical details of operational management as you become an Acquisition specialist over the 23-month programme. Starting on 1st October 2024.

Please note that your application will include online exercises, designed to provide us with a more in-depth understanding of you as a potential future leader for Lidl. To find out more and even conduct a practice exercise, please feel free to visit the following website:

The process will also include a video interview and a face-to-face assessment centre. Please note: Our assessment centre will take place in our Head Office in Surbiton, Surrey on Tuesday 20th August 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application.

What you'll do

  • Develop expertise and management capabilities
  • Spend your first year rotating through our Acquisitions, Construction, Facilities and Head Office teams
  • Learn how a rapidly growing retail business operates from stores to logistics and supply chain
  • In your second year, you’ll develop into a role in your core area
  • Take on real project responsibility and make a tangible difference to our business
  • Gain exposure to a national property team and learn the market inside-out
  • Understand how a successful property team operates and what skills you need to thrive.

What you'll need

  • A degree (2:2 or above) in anything related to Property, Real Estate, Surveying, or Facilities Management by September 2024 or graduated no earlier than September 2022
  • Possession of a full UK driving licence is essential for this role
  • To be legally entitled to work in the UK on a full-time basis
  • To be a true people person with energy, passion, resilience and adaptability
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively across all levels of the business
  • A passion for playing your part in a team and ability to work independently
  • Self-motivation and determination to succeed in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • A desire to learn and develop new skills while challenging yourself in your work
  • To live or have the ability to commute within one hour to regional location 
  • Property office locations for the Graduate programme -
  • Morden, London Property Office
  • Wednesbury  Property Office
  • Newton Aycliffe Office
  • Southampton Property Office

What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the extensive training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary starting of £40,000  with 30 days’ holiday per year (pro rata) you will also get a fully expensed company car. We also recognise that different people value different benefits, based on different lifestyles and needs, which is why we offer arrange of additional benefits including but not limited to:

  • 10% in-store discount card
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Pension scheme
  • Fully expensed company car
  • Plus more of the perks you deserve

To find out a Lidl bit more visit our benefits page to see for yourself!

 Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment



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