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Be a Graduate Area Manager

It’s a graduate programme like no other. Twelve months to jump head first into the fastest, most challenging retail waters.


Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

Twelve months to jump head first into the fastest, most challenging retail waters. But we’ll be there bobbing along next to you on a reassuring dingy, making sure you have every last drop of training you need. We’re talking everything from Store Operations and Financial Administration, to Logistics and Property Management.

At the end of your 12-month programme, we’ll ask you to take charge of a £multi-million area of three to four stores. Some people might crumble under the pressure but you’ll rise proudly to the challenge. You’ll see it as the perfect chance to apply your leadership skills, commercial awareness and management prowess. Bring it on.

  • You will grow into an industry leader
  • You will take ownership of your own £multi-million area of stores
  • You will develop key commercial awareness
  • You will become an expert in all areas of the business
  • You will have the opportunity to earn over £75,000 by your fifth year with Aldi

What you will have

An Aldi graduate is a very special kind of person indeed. Energetic, intelligent and determined to tackle every challenge head on. You won’t be wandering around making the tea, you’ll be running your own store within 14 weeks. You’ll have real responsibility from day one: the freedom to put forward new ideas and the autonomy to make them happen.

A natural leader, you’re happiest when achieving new goals as part of a team. Already those leadership qualities have shown themselves through academic study, voluntary work or perhaps a favourite hobby or interest. It’s all about having a passion for personal excellence; a willingness to push yourself to achieve new things. And if that happens in complex or difficult circumstances, so much the better.

  • You are a 2:1 graduate
  • You are a natural leader
  • You are intelligent
  • You are energetic

Company benefits: £44,000 starting salary, £76,495 salary after five years, Fully expensed Audi A4/BMW 3 Series, Opportunities to travel the world, Health & Lifestyle package

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Aldi

With a simple goal of providing great value and quality, using leaner and smarter business processes, we’re a supermarket that’s getting it right.


Our Culture  

There’s a real sense of clarity and personal responsibility here. Everyone knows what they’re doing and what’s expected of them. You can see how your efforts fit into the bigger picture, and you get total recognition for your ideas and energy. It’s quite refreshing really.

People might not realise this, but we’re one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. We have over 9,000 stores (in over 18 countries) offering our wonderful customers the best quality products at a price they love.

Our Graduate Scheme


We don’t see the point of over-complicating things. Our processes are streamlined, we have a no-waste culture – everything happens nice and smoothly. It creates a great working environment.

The things that make us a great retailer also make us a great employer. We’re a very responsible company, always treating our people with decency and respect.

Progression is based on merit and it’s easy to see how you can achieve personal success. And, perhaps most importantly, we’re really open. Open to fresh ideas and new perspectives that will help us to become even better. It’s a fantastic place for people who are willing to work hard and learn from the very best.

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