• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Gaining management experience across all areas of retail; HR, Logistics, Sales and Supply chain. From being the manager on duty in store to running daily trackers on the regional sales. Helping recruit new talent in and overseeing Lidl’s company policies in HR. Gained experience in supplier management to order stock into the building and manage sales and trends for different seasonal times of year.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Developed new skills in leadership, supplier management, analytical skills, excel functions and spreadsheet work. Developed on existing skills such as communication, time management and organisation.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • In all area you are trained to management level and are given the responsibility when you are ready to take it on. This can involve being the manager on duty in stores - being the safe holder and running the shift, to taking on projects and managing them alone. Full training is provided to be able to take on this responsibility and there is always help when and if needed.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • The regional training consultants are always there to support and give advice and guidance. Each department will have a line manager that you report to and are all helpful. Regular meetings were arrange with the training consultants to track you progress and discuss any further oppurtunities in place to get the most out of your placement year.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Lidl have a culture where all employees feel valued. Each department is a close nit team who involve new starters in all activities inside and outside of work. The benefit of the placement if you get to be a part of all departments meaning you see a lot of familiar faces when walking around the building. Everyone greets you with a smile and is always there to help. The management are keen on seeing your development and being involved in your experience.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I couldnt reccomend the Lidl placement enough. In the 11 months i was there I have gained valuable experience to take on into my final year of university and my future. I am also still working for the company part time through my final year which is a great opportunity to broaden my experience.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Lidl
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Lidl to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Lidl
  • Willingness to learn is key. Also having a passion for a fast paced environment and development within the business also helps. Doing a business degree helps but they do accept other areas of interest

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

Yorkshire and Humberside

24th September 2021

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