LIDL Graduate Program

A valid permanent visa/work permit is required in the country of application to be eligible for the programme.
Denmark, Aarhus

Programme Facts

  • Programme Duration: 18 Months
  • Industry: FMCG
  • Rotations: 4
  • International Rotations: Yes
  • Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
  • Website: Link

Key Requirements

Fluent in local language & English
Masters Degree
A valid permanent visa/work permit is required in the country of application to be eligible for the programme.
Not more than 24 months of full time work experience after having finished their education

About the Graduate Program

Lidl is a successful chain of grocery stores that have been expanding strongly throughout Europe for over 40 years. Infact, Lidl is Europes largest retailer. Lidl currently operates around 12,000 stores and more than 200 goods distribution and logistics centers in 31 countries, offering top-quality food and non-food products at the best price.

As a Lidl graduate, you get the ultimate 360-degree tour of Lidl and from day one you become a key player on #teamlidl. With our 18-month graduate program you’re off to a great start to your career.

You get a customised program with four rotations, ensuring that you get thorough and broad view of Lidl as a company. You will gain insight into how we operate at all levels – from the store counter to management level in a national and international perspective.

#1: Get introduced to your new department at our Danish headquarter

#2: Gain an understanding of the core business which is our Lidl stores

#3: Rotations at our headquarter

#4: Get international specialisation with 6 months stay in Germany 

Through our graduate program, you get the prerequisites to succeed as a project manager in Europe’s largest grocery chain.

Get to know us: If you want to know more, you can read more about life as a Graduate at Lidl here. You can already now start to follow us on LinkedIn (Lidl Danmark)

What we look for:

  • You have graduated in the summer 2022, 2023 or are planning to graduate in 2024 with a relevant bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • has relevant work experience from a student job, voluntary job or internship
  • Fluent in Danish and English – both spoken and written
  • is flexible with regard to working hours and place of work during the graduate course (Rotation 2 can potentially take place throughout Denmark).
  • driver’s license
  • You are ready to challenge yourself and have a steep learning curve. You take responsibility for your own learning, are curious and not afraid to ask questions

Note: Fluency in Danish is a must

Graduate Programme
Open: December 1 Close: January 21 Start: August 1


  • Flexibility to Work from home (planned and coordinated with the manager)
  • Paid phone and laptop
  • Paid trips to home country (1 time per. month)
  • Skills development (courses)
  • Company car in sales rotation (BMW/Mini Copper)
  • Brand new head quarter with fitness center, in-house massage scheme, free fruit, healthy canteen scheme with the option of breakfast, lunch and take away for dinner
  • Mentor scheme
  • Social gatherings (etc. yoga on roof top, running club, Fridays bars)

Application Process

1. Screening of application documents 2. Online logical test (january 2024) 3. Online interview with recruitment consultant (january/february 2024) .4. Interview (inkl. Case) with recruitment consultant and hiring manager (february 2024)

After the Program ends

A new contract has to be signed. Graduates continues as project manager at the head quarter in their departments.