Lidl Graduate Scheme 2024

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At Lidl GB, we‘re proud to do things differently. This isn’t a regular 9-5. It never was and it never will be. Our journey is moulded by you. You can own it, shape it, put your stamp on it.

With over 960 stores, 14 regional warehouses and over 31,000 employees in the UK alone, it’s clear we don’t like to stand still.

You might think you know us. Great products. Surprising prices. Shiny new stores popping up all over the world. But there’s much more to us than that.

It takes a big character to not only make it onto our programmes, but really soar as a grad - and future leader - at Lidl GB. Our grads are committed, hardworking and ambitious, and the proof is in the pudding. You’ll find former Lidl grads at every level of the business, in every business area, each having made their own unique impact on Lidl GB.

“The thing that excites me about my future in Lidl is the ability that I have to write my own path. There is such variety within the different roles available.”

Dami, Lidl grad

Case Studies

  • Name: Mark

My graduate programme is challenging but fun. There is real opportunities to expand my knowledge in all sorts of areas of the business and has given me an insight into how a large scale organisation operates.

  • Name: Tara

I would describe the graduate programme as a once in a lifetime experience. I’ve been given so much responsibility – I’m already running a store. It’s really tough but I absolutely love it.

  • Name: Sumedh

The graduate programme is challenging but also rewarding. You can apply your knowledge and get experience in different departments and build relationships with people.

Application Procedure

It’s all about getting to know you

Your skills, experience, interests – but above all your attitude. Our graduate opportunities have different deadlines so make sure you know what’s happening and when. While our direct entry roles may have different application stages, the application process for our graduate programmes usually involves four stages: online application, online assessment, video interview and assessment day.

“I found the interview process straightforward. I especially enjoyed the assessment centre as it was very engaging and the tasks were interesting and involved real life situations that may occur.”

Harry, former Lidl grad