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About Lidl


We’re Lidl, proud pioneers in the world of retail. With 760 stores, 13 warehouses and over 22,500 employees in the UK alone we’re undoubtedly an established retailer. But it doesn’t stop there. With our ambitious plans for UK growth and recent global expansion, we don’t like to stand still. Continually challenging and changing the world of retail as we know it, we want to make our stores, goods and shopping experience better than ever for our customers and our employees. We’re looking for ambitious, motivated, talented individuals who are ready to join a dynamic, engaging environment to make the very most of their potential.

Bring your best and we’ll provide you with opportunities and experiences that will help you carve an exciting and successful career.

Life at Lidl

We’re growing bigger and better every year and we believe one of the reasons behind our success is our brilliant people. Everyone here plays an important part in all of our achievements and pulls their weight – in return, you can expect an inclusive team culture and a firm commitment to your training and development. Add to that a simple, lean approach to business that makes life here challenging, but also enjoyable, because you’re really pushed to make the very most of yourself – and then some. Our carefully structured training plans and programmes will give you all the feedback and development you need, so that you always feel supported no matter what role or environment you are working within.

What we want in our placement students

We’re ambitious and bright as a business and that’s exactly what we’re looking for in our placement students. We’re not looking for one type of person. Or one set of skills. We’re certainly not looking for polished abilities and tonnes of experience. What we are looking for is personality and potential. Potential to go far, do big things. And then do even bigger things. You can start your Lidl journey in our stores, with various part-time roles available. If you are in your penultimate year you could join our one-year Retail Placement Programme or if you are looking for what’s next after your studies, you could join on one of our award winning graduate opportunities – our challenging and incredibly rewarding graduate programmes or a variety of graduate roles at management level.

Whatever your talent is and however you can show it off, we’re looking for that person with one-of-a-kind potential. Bring your best, we’ll do the rest.

Please see our Graduate Opportunities Brochure here.

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Lidl Latest Reviews

  • 48 Week Undergraduate Placement Student

    From the very beginning of the placement i was welcomed into the company by all colleagues who were always willing to help me and "show me the ropes". Everyone was very friendly and took an interest in my placement...


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  • Placement Student

    I highly enjoyed my time whilst working within Lidl. The different rotations around the departments allowed for a large variety whilst recieving great support from colleagues. This placement requires ...


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  • Placement Student

    I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Lidl, having such a varied year spending time in a variety of departments such as stores, logistics, supply chain and property has really helped enhance my kn...


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