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Contact details:
Contact Name:
HR Department
Address:
Great Connell Road
Newbridge
Co. Kildare
Email:
hr@lidl.ie
Web:
www.lidl.ie
Phone:
045 853 450

 
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Career opportunities for school leavers.

Bachelor of Business in Retail Management - Lidl and Dublin Business School Programme 

Lidl is leading the way with an innovative programme that aims to combine employment and learning. We are investing in the future of our Irish retail operations by seeking ambitious and motivated individuals for our Retail Management Degree Programme in conjunction with Dublin Business School (DBS).

Now in its seventh year, the programme aims to recruit ambitious school leavers with an interest in retail. The programme’s duration is 3 years and consists of 50% work-based-learning in a Lidl Store and 50% college tuition in DBS. It provides school leavers with an exciting and challenging route to an internationally recognised third level qualification. Successful graduates of the programme will be offered a position with Lidl, which may only be the starting point in a very rewarding career with the company.

The programme is unique in Ireland and offers students a fantastic hands on education that is accredited at Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework by the Higher Education Training Awards Council (HETAC). We sponsor the tuition fees in DBS in addition to paying you an attractive salary.

Applicants should note that:

  • This programme is not listed on the CAO and submissions must be made directly to Lidl. 
  • Minimum entry requirements are five passes at Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level including a C3 in Ordinary Level Mathematics and a D3 in English or another language, plus an overall minimum of 250 points.
  • Applicants can also apply after obtaining a FETAC Level 5 full award or equivalent. 

Applications must be made directly to Lidl via jobs.lidl.ie

Click here for Programme Details

If you are interested in applying for a place on the programme, call 045 853 452 for information.


Career opportunities for college graduates.

Graduate Programme
A successful path for your future!

Are you looking for a unique programme which is tailored to you? Then Lidl’s 18-24 months Graduate Programme with the option to gain international work experience might be the right choice for you!  You can chose one of the 11 programmes listed below:                                                                    

  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Supply Chain
  • PR & Advertising
  • Construction
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Governance/Risk/Compliance
  • IT
  • HR

The Programme
The standard programme consists of 18 months on the job training. In order to understand the insights of our business all participants start off with 6 months Sales training. Afterwards, you are then placed within your chosen area which will support your personal and professional development. Early responsibility and involvement in all business operations from day 1 will lead to your quick integration into your role.

We have excellent career opportunities on offer to graduates who successfully complete the programme.

Going International?
The strongest participants of the programme will have the opportunity to extend to 24 months and gain invaluable experience abroad. We will send you to Germany for 6 months, where you will learn the language and will also gain practical experience in an international environment. A prior knowledge of German is an advantage but not a necessity.

What are we looking for?

  • An expected or attained 2.1 degree
  • Flexibility
  • Motivation and drive
  • Strong personal skills
  • Work experience or experience abroad
  • German is an advantage but not a necessity

    Training and Development
    We understand that as a graduate joining the business you won't have all the answers and that's OK with us. To help our graduates settle in we have developed and perfected top class training programmes to teach you everything you need to know about working for Lidl. Throughout your training you will be supported by trainers at every level of the business, who will assist you through solid hands on experience and formal training sessions on key topics relevant to your new role. As well as supporting you learn the business from the ground up our training programme is designed to help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills. Combined with this unique training experience you will be rewarded wiith an excellent starting salary, benefits package and plenty of opportunities to progress quickly.

    Ready for a successful future?

  • Application process starts in September 
  • Graduate Programme commences October

    Click here for Details of the LIDL Graduate Programme


Career opportunities for experienced adults.

The opportunities in Lidl are available to everyone. Please visit our website to view our current vacancies including job descriptions and candidate requirements. We have a variety of positions for experienced professionals.

Click here to find our current list of job vacancies.

 


Career opportunities for adults wishing to return to work, or older workers.

The opportunities in Lidl are available to everyone. Please visit our website to view our current vacancies including job descriptions and candidate requirements. We have a variety of positions for experienced professionals.

Click here to find a our current list of vacancies.


Opportunities for those wishing to gain work experience.








 

Operations Manager
Chris Bell
"The security of working for a large, successful retailer combined with an excellent benefits package provides me with the lifestyle I want to lead."
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Chris Bell
   
Store Manager
Anne Minogue
"Career progression is important to Lidl …I train my staff to the highest level and hope they will progress the same way I did."
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Anne Minogue
   
IT Support
Lorraine O'Leary
"Transition year helped me to develop my knowledge of what career path to take as you got to discover many different subjects instead of the set curriculum"
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Lorraine O'Leary
   
Store Manager
Tadgh Sugrue
"I manage and motivate a team of up to 20 staff. I monitor and control staff costs, store productivity, inventory differences, write-offs and running costs"
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Tadgh Sugrue
   
Warehouse Manager
Hugh McAfee
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I started at the bottom and worked my way up, which I feel is a major achievement. It lets others see it's possible and encourages them to do likewise.

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Hugh McAfee
   
Sales Operations Manager
Lorraine Brophy
"I am currently participating in the exchange programme with Lidl Germany to further develop my knowledge of the language"
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Lorraine Brophy
   
HR Coordinator
Julie Taggart
"The Premier Management programme proved most important as it give me practical experience which has been invaluable to me in this role."
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Julie Taggart
   
Purchasing Manager
Liam Casey
"Having a broad education, and languages, have helped in working in Lidl."
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Liam Casey
   
Trainee Retail Manager
Sarah Behan
"You need to be flexible and remember two very important things: there is no I in team and the customer is king!"
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Sarah Behan
   
Trainee Retail Manager
Patrick Quinn
"Other people are struggling to pay fees to get through college but Lidl are paying our way through a prestigious college system"
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Patrick Quinn