Aldi is one of the most reputable retailers in the global business market today. With a simple goal of providing great value and quality, using leaner and smarter business processes, we’re a supermarket that’s getting it right. We’re winning all kinds of awards and new stores are springing up all over the country as we rapidly increase our market share.
We’ve also dedicated a lot of time to getting our Graduate Programme exactly right. In fact, The Times placed Aldi second on its Top 100 Graduate Employer Guide for 2016, making us the highest-ranking retailer on the list.
Our Industrial Placements offer unprecedented experience in a rapidly growing, energetic business across four business areas - General Management, Corporate Buying, eCommerce and IT. It’s the perfect opportunity for students currently on a degree course, hungry for progression and fascinated by retail, to spend a year in the industry. So if you’re passionate, hard working and inquisitive, then this is your chance to prove your worth.
We’ll give you a surprising level of early responsibility, but with plenty of support (many Placement Students notice the ‘family feel’ straight away). Whatever area you choose, you’ll develop your skills across a number of teams, and gain a deep understanding of how all our different operations work together.
The things that make us a great retailer also make us a great employer. There’s a real sense of clarity: everyone knows what’s expected of them and they can see how their efforts fit into the bigger picture. We’re a very responsible company, always treating our people with decency and respect. Progression is based on merit and it’s easy to see how you can achieve personal success. It’s a fantastic place for people who are willing to work hard and learn from the very best.
We’re not for everyone, but that’s okay. We only want people who get excited by the challenges, the exposure to a leading business, and the early responsibility. And when we say responsibility, we mean it. We’ve built our business on a very clear sense of who we are and where we want to be. We hope you’re the same.
How to Apply
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Industrial Placement Student
The placement year has been a fantastic opportunity, with new skills being learnt at every stage of the year. The employees of the company make the year very enjoyable and a lot can be taken out from...
The year was on the whole enjoyable, however there are certainly low points. Your experience definitely depends on the atmosphere of the store that you are working in and unfortunately the manager in...
It's hard to assess the placement as a whole because the first part when we are at a store is completely different from the 2nd part at the Regional Office - it's more like two separate placements. I...
General Management Industrial Placement Student
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Business and Marketing Management
If you go in with a positive attitude and have determination, respect, resilience and an eagerness to learn – you’ll absolutely have the best year.