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Property Graduate Programme - Acquisitions

Acquisitions Graduate


This isn’t standing still. This is taking your career to new places. Throughout our 23-month programme, you’ll discover why real estate is the foundation we need to flourish. Working alongside our industry-leading team, you’ll rotate through different departments. Learn how we identify, acquire and create state-of-the-art retail sites. Understand how we shape the shopping experience. Begin a future as extraordinary as you.

What you’ll do:

You’ll spend your first year rotating through our Acquisitions, Construction, Facilities and Head Office teams. Here, we’ll develop your expertise and management capabilities. And you’ll 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 Acquisitions and take on real project responsibility such as new store acquisition, running new planning applications, delivering new stores making a tangible difference to our business. You’ll gain exposure to a national property team and learn the market inside-out. And you’ll 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, Construction or Facilities Management by September 2022 or graduated 2 years prior to 2022
  • Possession of a full UK driving licence by 1st March 2022
  • 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

What you’ll receive:

Working at Lidl is rewarding in every sense. Not only will you be part of a secure, growing business, we’ll make sure you have quality training and progression opportunities if you want to develop a career with us. As well as your competitive salary of £37,000 per annum, you will also get a fully expensed company car, 30 days’ holiday, a pension scheme, discount on our products and corporate discounts on holidays, private medical insurance, days out, cinema tickets and plenty more.


What to expect when you apply

We’ll invite you to complete three online exercises, designed to help us find out if you’re a future Lidl leader. You can find out more and complete a practice exercise when you visit:

As part of your application, you will also complete a video interview and face-to-face assessment centre. We look forward to receiving your application.

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.

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