Graduate Programme Facts
Our take on the Lidl Graduate Programme
Lidl has seen an impressive development since its humble beginnings in 1973 with a single store in Ludwigshafen in the southern part of Germany. The company has established itself in Denmark and is acquiring market shares and expanding with more shops.
Germany has a long history with using developing schemes for graduates and many larger German companies have today a graduate programme. The case is the same with Lidl that has made a well-developed programme, The Lidl International Graduate Programme. The company make sure you are introduced properly to the business and quickly develop a business acumen. The international rotation in the German headquarter is a nice touch, which will bring you closer to the strategic decisions, gather a deeper understanding and extent your network.
Finally, the graduate program offers good list of employer perks, including a car. However, one disadvantage can be that the main location will be Kolding, which can be less attractive to graduates that has been studying on for example Zealand. On the upside, the company is planning to relocate to Aarhus in a newly-build, modern headquarter in 2023.
Graduate Programme Benefits
- Unique career opportunities
- A strong team spirit and network with Lidl Graduates from up to 32 Lidl countries
- Mentoring scheme and individualized career path
- Option for health care scheme
- Discount scheme with several providers of travel, shopping, culture, fitness, etc.
- Competitive salary package incl. Pension
- Company car in the BMW 1 Series throughout the process
- Language teaching
Stories from the Inside
Meet their people
- Former Lidl graduate Christian – 5 Insights on Supermarket Juggernaut Lidl’s Graduate Programme
- Hear from Steffen, Lidl Supply Chain Graduate Enjoying lots of Responsibility
Actual Graduate Progressions:
International Graduate – Marketing -> Project and Campaign Manager in Marketing
International Graduate – HR -> Project Manager, HR Development & Engagement
- "Strong and well-developed programme"
- "Tracks within most professional disciplines"
- "You learn German"
- "Located in Kolding until 2023"