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Register Your Interest - National Buying Placement (Chill and Freezer Department)

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Job Details

Deadline: Ongoing
Start Date: July 2025
Salary: £26,000
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: Retail, Purchasing and Supply, Business Management
Location: West Midlands
City: Atherstone

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Register Your Interest - National Buying Placement (Chill and Freezer Department)

Are you looking for a Placement where you will be in the thick of the action from the start? Here at Aldi, you will get exactly that, as you experience a year like no other. Gaining real responsibility and making an impact from day one. This is your chance to join one of the market-leading retailers and Times Top 100 employers, learning the ‘ins and outs’ of Buying. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career and be inspired by a company that means more! 

On this fast-paced Placement within our buying teams you will be working in the Chill and Frozen departments where we are responsible for tirelessly driving innovation, best quality, full availability and ultimately the best value to Aldi’s ever expanding customer base. We buy hundreds of products from across Britain, Europe and as far afield as China to ensure the Aldi customer has access to great products and low prices. This is an exciting opportunity in one of Britain’s fastest growing retailers and one that will no doubt challenge your abilities and be extremely rewarding. 

You will be responsible for projects across different teams within your category which will test your adaptability and organisational skills to collate, digest and present back your findings to effect changes across nearly 1000 stores. A broad experience across our buying department is a perfect opportunity to fully understand the buying process and provide you the tools to embark on a career after graduation.

No buying experience is required but strong interpersonal, listening, written and oral communication skills are a must as you navigate speaking to both internal and external stakeholders to drive the business forward. Strong organisation and attention to detail are also required to ensure efficient and quick decision making. 

Please note that our Placement Programmes are for university students currently studying towards an undergraduate degree, who are seeking a 12-month sandwich placement before their final year of study. 

You’ll need to be working towards a 2:1 degree, have 96 UCAS points from your top 3 A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications), possess a driving licence and have the right to work in the UK.


  • Competitive Salary: £26,000 salary
  • Holiday Allowance: With four weeks' holiday allowance, plus bank holidays, you'll be able to put your feet up and come back raring to go.
  • Future Opportunities: If, after graduating, you’re considering Aldi as a career choice – and you performed well on the placement – chances are you’ll be invited to apply for a permanent position. Your Direct Leader will need to recommend you first though.
  • Wellbeing: Colleagues have access to an online wellness portal containing information and guidance, 24/7 Employee Assistant Programme and wellbeing-related benefits.
  • Training & Support: With a dedicated mentor from day one, you'll get the support you need. And even once the programme ends, you'll get great development opportunities throughout your Aldi career.
  • Health & Lifestyle: You can also join our discounted Health Cash Plan and take advantage of gym membership discounts, discounted cinema tickets, money off holidays and more!

Application Process:

  • Online Application
  • Video Interview
  • Group Assessment
  • Final Interview 

The Placement application window may close early due to high volumes of applications; therefore, we recommend you apply soon.

About Aldi

A Placement at Aldi provides unique learning experiences from different areas within the business and fantastic rewards- it’s the perfect introduction to a career in retail. With opportunities across Retail Management, Buying, eCommerce, Global Business Coordination, IT, Supply Chain and National Projects; you’ll make the most of your skills at Aldi and continue to develop.

You’ll take on lots of responsibility quickly with whatever placement you choose, while receiving incredible support throughout. With determination and extraordinary focus, you’ll learn a lot about yourself as you tackle brand new situations and learn where your strengths lie in our fast-paced environment. We want you to go back to university feeling like you’ve made a valid contribution to a thriving global retailer - plus those who get recommended by their Direct Leader could get the chance to apply for a permanent role after Graduation!


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