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Everything you need to know about our Area Manager Programme

We’ve had lots of incredible success with our Area Manager Programme. In fact, we’re No.5 in the Times Top 100 ‘Best Graduate Employers’, and many of our Directors (even our CEO) started out as Area Managers. To top it off, it’s not only for recent graduates. It’s also an amazing opportunity to change your career. You can certainly expect hard work, but you’ll also experience all of the support, development and training to succeed. Once you get the keys to your own area, it will feel like you’re running your own €multi-million business. Amazing.

Meet our Area Managers

Emer
Emer
Shane
Shane
Seán
Seán
Emer
You take each day as it comes and being able to react to whatever pops up is vital.
Emer, Area Manager
  • University College Cork
  • Commerce Degree
  • Joined Aldi in 2015
  • Former Industrial Placement student

"The store training is the best foundation for this role. Because you get to see how challenging the work is, you can empathise with the store staff while gaining a vast amount of knowledge. The level of responsibility exceeded my expectations, especially when you're responsible for running a store on your own. Its challenging, rewarding work and you never know what the day will bring".

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Shane
I wanted a job with more variety, more responsibility and where hard work is recognised and rewarded.
Shane, Area Manager
  • University College Cork
  • Bachelor of Economics and Politics
  • Joined Aldi in 2014

"An ability to lead and work well with people is essential for the Area Manager role, and a willingness to learn and work hard is key for success. 

The support you get in Aldi is fantastic. When things get challenging, Area Managers support each other and are always willing to help out".

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Seán
A good work ethic is imperative  to becoming an Area Manager.
Seán, Area Manager
  • University College Cork
  • Masters in Management and Marketing
  • Former Industrial placement Student
  • Joined Aldi in 2016

"I was hugely impressed by how well structured the programme was, and I was also taken aback by the positive culture within the company. I received sufficient help from two friendly and experienced teams while in-store, and had workbooks and an online interface to support my learning. I was also given a mentor who was more than happy to answer any questions I had".

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