Feed Your Mind Degree Programme
Are you hungry to build your career in retail management and expand your education? Then Lidl’s Management Degree Programme in conjunction with Ulster University and Irish Times Training is for you!
Our 2 year Level 7 Foundation Degree in Management Practice with Specialism in Retail is aimed at retail and operations professionals and offers a blended approach to earning your degree.
You’ll join our business as a Deputy Store Manager or a Deputy Logistics Manager and start with an intensive 3-month operational training programme. Once this has been completed, you’ll be enrolled on the degree programme, where you will attend 6 1-week classroom based sessions over the 2 years of the programme. In between these, you’ll work 4 days per week in one of warehouses, and spend 1 day per week studying online. There will be a number of other training programmes which will complement your academic learning and opportunities to work on projects that make a real impact to our business. You’ll also be assigned a mentor and a coach, and the Regional Talent Management Specialist will also be supporting you through your journey.
Applications open June 1st 2022.
At Lidl we are committed to looking after you not only at work, but also in your personal life. This means that when it comes to your benefits package, we mean more than just the competitive salaries we offer. We have listed some below, but you can read about all of the various benefits we offer on our benefits page under Life at Lidl.
We're fully dedicated to your personal and professional development to help you reach your potential.
Having time off to spend however you wish is essential for your physical and mental wellbeing; to allow for relaxation and to catch up with things outside the workplace. At Lidl, we provide up to 25 days paid annual leave each year plus 9 statutory days.
All employees are entitled to join the Lidl Pension Scheme after a qualifying period. This benefit is provided by the company allowing you to save for your retirement.
From time to time we all unfortunately fall ill. In order to reduce the burden when this occurs, Lidl generously provides 20 days paid sick leave (after 6 months of service). The necessary medical certificates may be required depending on the length of leave taken.
Throughout the year, we promote wellness initiatives to support your safety and wellbeing at Lidl. Initiatives range from supporting your physical and mental health to ensuring your safety in the workplace.
We provide a generous remuneration top up for maternity and adoption leave to encourage new mothers to take that time out to bond with their new arrival. Statutory leave allows fathers to take 2 weeks leave to enjoy the arrival of their newborn or newly adopted child. At Lidl, we offer employees a generous remuneration top up to supplement this leave.
Using the Bike to Work scheme, Lidl can help you attain a brand-new bike and safety equipment worth up to €1,000 of tax relief after a qualifying period of service. You can also utilise a salary sacrifice arrangement to pay for the bike over a 6-month period so that you can save up to 51% of the retail price.
Hosting sports & social events throughout Ireland, this club presents many opportunities to meet your colleagues through sport and become part of teams competing both internally and externally. There are annual trips abroad that are a huge success and plenty of social events throughout the year.
"No two days are the same and you're constantly learning."
Rachel loves the diverse nature of the programme, particularly the integration of operations training and academics.