This is your chance to get a real taste of retail, as you're exposed to every facet of our business over the 12 months of your placement.
You'll spend the first few months in store, learning about (and actually doing) everyone's different roles. It can be very hard work: you could be stacking shelves, operating the till, serving customers… whatever's required, you're there with a helpful smile and a good head on your shoulders. Once you know what goes into every role, you'll be better equipped to manage and lead the team.
Along the way, you'll complete a number of different projects in a variety of areas across the business, including Logistics, Administration, Property and Trading. You'll also work alongside an Area Manager, getting a real insight into their role. As a result, you'll be perfectly placed to hit the ground running on our Area Manager Programme once you've graduated. It can be daunting – but it can also be a fantastic opportunity to learn and be inspired by a company that's so different to all the others.
From the moment you start at Aldi, we’ll look after you properly. You’ll get £25,375* for the 12 months you spend with us, together with 4 weeks’ holiday allowance (plus bank holidays). If the role fits, we’d love you to apply for a permanent role after you graduate.
*Based on a 50 hour contract.
To be eligible to apply, you’ll need to be working towards a 2:1 in any discipline on a sandwich degree course. You’ll also have a minimum of 96 UCAS points (240 if using the old tariff) from your top 3 A-levels (excluding general studies). Please note we also accept 63 Scottish Highers (150 points if using the old tariff) as an equivalent to UCAS points. It’s important you have the right to work in the UK, a driving licence and access to a car.
At Aldi, we’re committed to giving talented students the responsibility and opportunities to have the best start to their career. So, whichever Placement you choose you’ll be in the thick of the action from the start.
You’ll join the 5th largest retailer in the UK and one of Rate My Placement’s Top 100 Undergraduate Employers and over the year, you’ll experience early responsibility as well as rare exposure to the internal workings of Aldi. With determination and extraordinary focus you’ll learn a lot about yourself, as you tackle brand new situations and prove your worth in our fast-paced retail environment.
Yes, it’s demanding – but we provide incredible support. Plus, you’ll have the chance to apply for a permanent role after you graduate.
To apply for this programme and to find out more, please click on the apply button below.
Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.