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Register Your Interest - National IT Placement (AHEAD Project)

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Deadline: Ongoing
Start Date: July 2025
Salary: £26,000
Length: Placement (10 Months+)
Roles: Information Technology, Retail, Project Management
Location: West Midlands
City: Atherstone

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Register Your Interest - National IT Placement (AHEAD Project)

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 National IT.

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

The Global IT system landscape of ALDI SOUTH is undertaking a transformation under the management of the International Transformation Organisation (ITO) department. In this role you will be part of the Country Deployment team that will support the release of various applications within GB/IE. 

The role will form part of the CDMO (Cross Domain Management Office) team who are responsible for managing and deploying the overarching project governance and strategy in GB/IE for the below for the below disciplines:

  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Architecture and Integration
  • Authorisations and Infrastructure Support
  • Data Migration / Data Quality
  • Test Management
  • Cutover / Hypercare
  • Release Management

Working as part of the CDMO Team general duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide support to the CDMO team with project related activities across the various disciplines detailed above
  • Engage with the relevant global teams to support deployment activities within GB/IE as required
  • Embrace change and take ownership across a variety of tasks within the scope of the programme
  • Proactively resolves and supports the business with any authorisation issues before they become risks
  • Ensuring all relevant AHEAD authorisations concepts, policies and processes are adhered to
  • Working closely with National IT and Test Management teams to co-ordinate and test national integrations with AHEAD applications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • An open minded approach 
  • Ability to interact across all levels within the business
  • Willingness to take responsibility with a pragmatic, goal oriented approach
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks whilst under pressure

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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