First off i would say it's hard work. A lot of hard work. Physically and mentally challenging but the experience and knowledge you gain is fantastic. If you want to be able to work in an environment where you challenge yourself every day then this is a placement to go for. If you want to understand how a supermarket retailer works then this placement enables you to work in the main departments to do so. Of course there are days where you think you just want to give up and go home, but if it was easy then everyone would be able to do it. Would recommend this placement to anyone who wants to challenge themselves but also to someone who is not afraid of working hard and of early starts and late finishes.
Very interesting placement program offering a great deal of opportunity to gain experience in a number of job roles, develop skills and take on a great deal of responsibility. I enjoyed the flexibility of the program and control I had to work in the areas of the business I wanted.
The Lidl placement programme has provided me with an excellent opportunity to experience a variety of roles and work in a range of different environments, along with specialised projects (Head Office, Lidl Bus). I enjoyed the variety that the programme structure offers; this provided me with 12 weeks of basic training and a choice of modules. I selected sales as it proved dynamic giving me the opportunity to run my own store and shadow a DM for 6 weeks.