Lidl is a European discount supermarket chain of German origin that operates 7,000 stores. In Germany, it is Aldi's main competitor. The full name of the company is Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG. It belongs to the holding company Schwarz, which also owns the store chains Handelshof and Kaufland.

Lidl has established itself in over 17 countries. It was founded in the 1930s by a member of the Schwarz family; then called Schwarz Lebensmittel-Sortimentsgrosshandlung. In the 1970s, the first Lidl stores of today's incarnation opened.

In the UK Lidl is attempting to quickly increase market share, and has already opened over 500 stores.

The Lidl Graduate Scheme

There are three types of graduate management scheme available at Lidl:
- District Management
- Graduate Store Management
- Management Placement

District Management
This scheme involves having responsibility for running a multi-million pound district of up to five stores and leading and managing a team of more than 50 people.

Graduate store Management
This scheme involves leading a team of up to 25 people within a store-based environment. The scheme lasts between 12-24 months.

Management placement
This 48 week placement enables candidates to gain experience working in Sales, Logistics, Property and Construction.
The Graduate Programme will give you the option to gain international work experience. The ordinary programme consists of 18 months on the job training within a chosen area of our business. We will support you with training and development that is second to none, and the possibility to learn German if you don’t already speak the language. A mentor will be on your side to support your successful integration into our company. We have excellent career opportunities on offer to graduates who successfully complete the programme

What you need:
You must have attained or anticipate to attain a 2.1 degree in any discipline.

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