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Graduate Programme Facts

# of Positions 7
Main Location Kolding, Finance & Marketing in Aarhus
Duration 18
Functions Marketing, Central Logistics, IT, Finance, Real Estate, Supply Chain
Time per rotation 1-6 months
Requirements MSc Degree and Drivers Licence
Language Requirements Danish and English, German is an advantage

Applications Open
November 29, 2021
Applications Close
January 2, 2022
Programme Start
August 1, 2022

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. In addition 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

Application process

Screening af ansøgning og CV
Online test
Online samtale med HR i januar 2022
Personprofil, case og personlig samtale i januar/februar 2022

Stories from the Inside

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Actual Graduate Progressions:

International Graduate – Marketing -> Project and Campaign Manager in Marketing

International Graduate – HR -> Project Manager, HR Development & Engagement

The Verdict

What's good
  • "Strong and well-developed programme"
  • "Tracks within most professional disciplines"
  • "You learn German"
What's not so good
  • "Located in Kolding until 2023 (except for Marketing & Finance)"

LIDL Graduate Programme

German retailer with more than 133 stores in Denmark

  • Rank: 26
  • Company size: 1001-5000
  • Global: Yes
  • Graduate programme: Yes
  • Intern programme: Yes

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