With roots dating back to 1913, Aldi came to the UK in 1990 and are now
one of the UK’s fastest-growing supermarkets and most successful
retailers. Voted the fifth best graduate employer in the UK by The Times
Top 100, the Aldi Graduate Programme offers so much more than a
challenge – you can make a real difference.
Training and Development
All graduates enter the business
on the Area Manager Training Programme. It’s gained a reputation for
offering an enormous amount of responsibility. So graduates get more
than just a great salary and a full expensed car. Over 12 months,
graduates get everything they need to take control of a multi-million
pound area of up to four stores – allowing decisions to be made that can
really make a difference.
Graduates also receive incredible support throughout their training,
with a dedicated mentor and regular one-to-one sessions with talented
colleagues. It’s the perfect introduction to Aldi and a superb
foundation for future success.
It gives graduates a wider lens to make critical business decisions
later on in their journey. After a few years in the role, graduates may
get the chance to take on a project role within one of Aldi’s regions,
national departments, logistics, or even an international secondment in
countries such as the US or Australia. Further into the future,
high-performing area managers could even move into a director role – for
example, within buying, finance or operations.
What we’re looking for
Area Managers will need to have a 2:1 at undergraduate level, 96 UCAS
points (240 points if using the old tariff) and a full UK driving
£44,000 starting salary rising to £77,870 after four years (Graduate
Area Manager Programme)
The application process
Online applications include a psychometric test and you’ll create a
short video to convince Aldi you’re a strong and charismatic leader.
Group assessment follows, which involves team-building and a chance to
demonstrate your Aldi business knowledge. You’ll then have a final
face-to face interview with the regional managing director. Aldi recruit
all year round but it’s best to apply as soon as you can.