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Main Road Tallaght
D24 PW612 Dublin 24

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Training and Development


With over 6,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

At Lidl, we believe that training is the most important investment we can make in our people. Structured, on-the-job training is the foundation of our approach to training, giving all our employees the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. 

As a graduate joining our business, we know you won’t have all the answers and that’s OK with us. As the only City & Guilds/ILM Accredited Graduate Programme in Ireland, the Lidl Graduate Management Development Programme is a unique programme that is tailored for each individual graduate. 

Whilst on the programme you will receive a bespoke training plan designed around your career path and current skills to teach you everything you need to know about working for Lidl. You will spend some time in our stores and warehouses to gain a thorough understanding of the key business areas. The programme gives you the opportunity to enjoy both personal and professional development through on-the-job training and a blended learning approach.

Throughout your training you will be supported by trainers at every level of the business. They will assist you through solid hands on experience and formal training sessions on key topics relevant to your new role. As well as helping you learn the business from the ground up, our training programme is designed to help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills.

Think you have what it takes to join the Lidl team?

Human Resources and Payroll


The Human Resources department is responsible for the recruitment and retention of staff, employee engagement, learning and development, payroll and employment law. These functions are carried out across the island of Ireland. The range of these functions extend to; arranging and ensuring measures for the development of new staff, and also the development and implementation of suitable employee recruitment procedures and channels. Staff training concepts and guidelines are regularly updated and distributed across the business. The department organises induction training for new employees but also controls the continuous evaluation of the current employees. This facilitates the improvement of concepts and measures around employee retention, employee’s personal development and also increasing motivation and morale. In terms of employee law, all personnel related activities and the handling of conflicts with employees are all dealt with by the HR department. The goal of the Payroll department is to accurately collect, administer and process employee’s attendances, absences, contractual and personal information to compute and pay employees on a monthly basis and additionally to ensure a professional service to all employees, business partners and other stakeholders in the handling of queries, correspondence, report creation and delivery of effective and up to date procedures.

What you'll need


  • An expected or attained 2.1 Honours Level 8 degree
  • Full driver’s license is required
  • Flexibility to travel or relocate within Ireland is required
  • Motivation and drive
  • Strong personal skills
  • Work experience or experience abroad
  • German is an advantage but not a necessity

What you'll receive


Through our salary system, we ensure pay equality across all positions at Lidl


  • €37,500 salary per annum
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week
  • 20 days holiday per annum
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Bespoke training plan depending on current skills and career path
  • One-to-one coaching from a certified coach in the business
  • A vast array of training opportunities from our in-house training catalogue
  • Masterclasses with renowned business experts
  • Director and graduate mentorship programme
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Opportunities to be involved in sports and social clubs