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Retail Placement Programme
Location Nationwide
Starts Sep 2021
Deadline ASAP

Join our Retail Placement Programme

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here.

Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

Driven? Keen to learn? Full of potential? Great news! Our award-winning Retail Placement Programme is perfect for giving you a 360-degree view of our business operations both regionally and at head office. So you’ll get great insight into sales and logistics, as well as either supply chain, property or administration. You’ll develop fantastic knowledge of the business – but you’ll also learn more about yourself and your abilities. Developing leadership, management, decision making and communication skills, you’ll set yourself up with a brilliant future in retail.

You will be able to apply for a specific region whether that is near your University, family home or you are looking for an opportunity to experience somewhere new - it is down to you.

Through a proven rotational structure, our placement will give you the best exposure to a variety of areas, described below.


Starting as a Customer Assistant you'll understand the basics of Lidl and slowly take on some management responsibilities, giving you a well-rounded view of how our stores operate.


This module will give you a great insight into our warehousing operations. You'll learn how to select products for orders, manage deliveries and gain exposure into managing a team of up to 200!

Supply Chain / Administration / Property

Here you'll gain experience in an office based environment. Not only will you learn what type of work place you enjoy, you will also get to work within one of these teams on a range of different projects and tasks. A great chance to experience another facet to our business!

Regional Project

This week is intense. But very rewarding. Your regional management team will give you the responsibility and autonomy to run your very own project, often of choice, giving you exposure to project management whilst these results are often used to help improve the business. Audits, customer service training and property negotiations have been some previous projects placement students have ran.

Head Office Experience

2 weeks. Fully expensed. London experience. What's not to like?! Here you will spend 2 weeks in our Wimbledon head office, working within 1 or 2 departments to help you see what life is like inside our UK HQ. Overall your development will be intense but absolutely incredible! You will experience a placement year like no other company offers and gain a good grasp of leadership and the route you'd like to take your graduate career in!

What you will need

  • You'll be studying for an undergraduate degree in any subject. If you’ve got some work, volunteering or extra-curricular experience, we’re keen to hear from you.
    You have a full UK/EU driving licence by September 2020.
  • You live  - or be able to relocate - within a one-hour commute of your chosen location.
  • You are legally entitled to work in the UK on a full time basis for the duration of your placement.

Learn more about Lidl

We are Lidl

In 1994, we launched our very first Lidl GB store – and we haven’t stopped growing since. Over 25 years later, our 25,000 talented people, working across over 800 stores and 13 regional distribution centres, deliver the highest quality products to millions of customers, all over the UK.

We believe that as we get bigger and better, our people should too. To us, that means giving them every opportunity to flourish and thrive. It means helping them keep busy doing the things they love to do. And it means providing them with whatever they need to keep moving forward. From store to warehouse to our offices, we’re working together to take our business to extraordinary places.

A career a Lidl less ordinary.

Working here is a unique experience. No matter where you join us, you’ll find life at Lidl moves fast. Our people love keeping busy. By giving our people everything they need to succeed, we’re creating a place that helps everyone have a career they’ll enjoy.

Across the business, we help each other out, roll up our sleeves, and get things done. We all pitch in because we’re one team, working together.

We get out what we put in.

Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense. Along with plenty of opportunities to progress your career, we also offer our people competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. We believe in giving you what you need and what you want too.

Everyone at Lidl plays their part in our overall success. Although we’re lots of different people doing lots of different things, it’s all important, and we’re working towards the same goal. No matter your role, you can make your mark as part of our success story.

Find out more about a career Lidl less ordinary.