Retail Placement Programme



Over the course of 48 weeks, you’ll get to see all sides of our business. Gain a Lidl insight into Sales and Logistics, followed by to a taste of either Supply Chain or Human Resources, then join one of our Head Office teams to round off the experience.

By the time you head back to university to complete your degree, you’ll have developed the skills and hands-on experience you need to go far – wherever your career takes you. Begin a future as extraordinary as you.

What you’ll do:

This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to experience a placement year like no other. It’s the chance to build your leadership skills and find the direction you want to take. As you rotate through a series of placements, time will fly and you’ll gain great exposure in the following areas.

Sales: You’ll start as a Customer Assistant and get know the basics of Lidl before taking on management responsibilities. You’ll gain a well-rounded view of how our stores operate while testing your leadership skills.

Logistics: This module will give you great insight into our warehouse operations. You'll learn how to select products for orders, manage deliveries and find out what it takes to manage a team of up to 200.

Head Office: You’ll spend two weeks with our Head Office team, working with one department to discover what life is like inside our UK HQ.

Supply Chain/Human Resources: You’ll join one of our office-based teams in these areas, depending on which path you choose. Working alongside talented colleagues, you’ll become familiar with a range of essential tasks and projects.

Regional Project: Your regional management team will give you the responsibility and autonomy to run your very own project. This will give you vital exposure to project management and you’ll have the chance to make a lasting impact on the business. (Past projects have improved our audits and customer service training)

What you’ll need:

  • To be studying for an undergraduate degree in any subject
  • To already have some work, volunteering, or extra-curricular experience (ideally)
  • A full UK/EU driving licence by 1st March 2023
  • To live (or relocate) within a one-hour commute of your chosen location
  • To be legally entitled to work in the UK on a full-time basis for the duration of your placement

What you’ll receive:

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary of £23,000 per annum and 30 days’ holiday per year pro rata. Save for your future with our pension scheme or save today with a 10% in store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.

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