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This is it. Your chance to experience life at Lidl and all it has to offer. With experience spanning across our stores, warehouses & regional offices, you’ll build your leadership skills and develop your knowledge to become a retail management professional.

This programme is rotational, taking you on a 23month learning journey that gives you the best possible exposure to our core business areas, along with a range of opportunities to build your experience, resilience, and business acumen.

What you’ll do

Year 1

In your first year, you’ll spend a period in each of the following core Lidl business areas:

Year 2

You’ll spend the next year honing your expertise and crafting your management experience to get the most out of your programme, putting you in the best position to take your career to the next level.

Your innovative ideas, drive, and ambition will ensure you take every opportunity to improve yourself – and the business. In return, you’ll be given all the tools you need to succeed.

What you'll need

  • A 2:2 degree or above in any discipline. You must have graduated in 2023, or be due to graduate in 2024.
  • A full UK driving licence by 1st March 2024
  • To live – or be ready to relocate – within a commutable distance from your chosen Regional Distribution Centre
  • To be legally entitled to work in the UK on a full-time basis
  • The desire to learn, develop and succeed in a fast-moving, challenging environment
  • Assertiveness and confidence in your communication skills
  • The ability to maintain a positive mental attitude at all times

What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. We're proud to offer a salary of £40,000, a company car and a 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays). You’ll also get to enjoy your 10% in-store discount, along with added corporate benefits, discounted gym memberships and access to wellness support services.


Opportunities are available nationwide! We're looking for grads to join our regional teams at each of the locations below:

"Every day is completely different and I am always learning so much." - Polly

Like what you've heard? We look forward to receiving your application.