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Who can apply?

This programme is open to all retail and logistics professionals, who wish to progress their career and earn a degree at the same time.

When can I apply?

Applications open June 2nd 2020. Applications close July 31st.

When does the programme start?

Successful candidates can start between June and September 30th with academic studies commencing in January 2021.

Do I need a full driver’s license?

Yes. You need a full driver’s license and access to transport. 

What is the salary whilst on the programme?

All salary and benefit details are outlined in the application.

What are the programme start/end dates?

Successful candidates can start between May and September 30th with academic studies commencing in January 2021. The programme ends on 1st October 2022.

What are the modules? Am I required to travel for the course?

The academic course will comprise of several modules, which will cover subjects such as "Managing Effectively", "Introduction to Finance", "Logistics" and "Retail Operations".  There will also be 6 weeklong classroom sessions that will be held in Dublin and Belfast throughout the programme.

All the academic content is complemented by weekly webinars and Lidl-specific training. The webinars, which will be hosted by Lidl experts, will help to put the learning into context and will allow you to implement this into your new role and really make an impact. 

What are the role requirements?

For the majority of your programme you will be based in one of our Stores or Warehouses, working 4 days a week as a Deputy Store Manager or Deputy Logistics Manager, whichever you choose. You can find out more information on the responsibilities, tasks and opportunities for these positions here:

    Deputy Store Manager

    Deputy Logistics Manager

What equipment do I need for this programme?

To successfully complete this, you will need access to broadband for your weekly webinars and a laptop.

Is Lidl covering my tuition fees?

Yes, tuition fees are paid in full by the company.

Do you need German to apply?

No, you do not need German to apply.

Will Lidl help me obtain a work visa? Do you sponsor work and travel visas?

Unfortunately we do not sponsor visas but we do accept a stamp 4 and above.

Will I be assigned a mentor?

Yes, each trainee will get a buddy, mentor and a coach during their programme. It is up to each trainee to utilise this to their best advantage. The buddy will be a Deputy Store Manager or Deputy Logistics Manager based in your store or warehouse. They are your first call for any questions or advice whilst on the programme. The mentors are high performing Store Managers or Logistics Managers who have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and advice that they can share with you to help you enhance your skills and develop further. You will also be assigned a coach, who will be a Sales Operations Manager or a Regional Logistics Manager. They will help to develop to your full potential.

Are there opportunities for career development?

There are many opportunities for progression at the end of the programme – Store Management, Logistics Management or other roles within our business.