Aldi Graduate Scheme

The Aldi Graduate Scheme offers plenty of opportunities for you to kick-start your career after university. The scheme provides young people with advancement options which can help lead you to career success. Whether you’ve just finished university or are a career changer then this could be the route for you! 

About the Aldi Graduate Scheme

The Aldi Graduate Scheme enables you to gain exposure to real responsibilities, training and a wealth of support. This is your chance to become an area manager which comes with a fantastic package including a company car (Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series) and fantastic salary. During the Aldi Graduate Scheme, you’ll be gaining first-hand experience of what it takes to lead your own area and upon completion, you’ll be ready for career success. 

A graduate scheme at Aldi is a fast-paced world, you’ll be able to explore various parts of the business and utilise these on a daily basis. Not only do Aldi pay well but they also provide progression opportunities. You’ll be facing challenges and learning about the world of retail plus you’ll receive a wealth of training from store operations to logistics, financial administration and property management. 

Once you have completed the Aldi Graduate Scheme you’ll be given the opportunity to take charge of three of four of the Aldi stores in your area where you’ll apply your knowledge to the role. You’ll need to put your skills and commercial awareness into practice.

What does Aldi look for?

Aldi are on the lookout for graduates who are driven, self-motivated and positive. You don’t just need the right skills but also the right attitude to succeed. Whatever your degree is in – Aldi have opportunities for you! 

To become an Aldi area manager you will need at least 96 UCAS points (240 UCAS points if using the old tariff) from your A Levels or equivalent, as well as a degree at 2:1, although if you do receive a 2:2 there are other management opportunities available. You will also need a full driving license and to be eligible to work in the UK.

Let’s cover the FAQs

If you are unsuccessful when applying for the Aldi Graduate Scheme you will need to wait at least 12 months before you are able to reapply but you can apply for other roles. Sometimes you might need to relocate but it will be within the areas you have chosen. You will also need to be flexible and passionate about providing the best support to your team, this will include weekends and bank holidays. During the Aldi Graduate Scheme, you’ll normally work 50 hours per week. 

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