Industrial Placements

Our General Management Industrial Placement

A placement in industry is a great way to see how a company works. But our General Management Industrial Placement provides so much more. Over the placement, you’ll experience real responsibility. In fact, fast rotations across store and office environments will give you a breathtaking snapshot of our business and the skills you need to succeed. What will you do when you’re handed the keys and told: “You’re in charge”? Well, it’s time to find out.

A placement like no other

Day One

You’ll settle into Aldi, sign your contract and meet the Store Operations Director who will take you through your induction.

Weeks 1-3

The Area Manager will walk you through our fast-moving operation and why we’re doing so well in the marketplace.

Weeks 4-13

Time to roll up your sleeves and see exactly what happens in our stores, from stacking shelves to serving customers.

Week 14

Working alongside the Area Manager, you’ll demonstrate your new-found skills. You’ll see stores from a fresh perspective and what goes into multi-site management.

Week 15

A chance for a breather on a well-earned, one-week holiday. Enjoy…

Weeks 16-23

You’ll shadow the Store Manager and experience their challenging, rewarding and stimulating role. It’s about learning to lead a successful team and creating an environment where people feel really motivated.

Week 24

You’ll be out and about with an Area Manager, experiencing their day and all the different skills you need to do a great job.

Week 25

Feet up and relax. You deserve it.

Weeks 26-32

More Store Management. It’s great to be on the front line, seeing how things need to be run in such a fast-paced team environment.

Week 33

Holiday time already? Time flies at Aldi, particularly when you’re learning so much.

Week 34

Back to working with the Area Manager to gain insight and experience from the very best.

Week 35

Logistics time. Efficiency has always been the name of the game at Aldi and a cornerstone of our success. At this point in your programme, you’ll learn everything from streamlining distribution to vehicle tracking and routing. This is one of the key pillars of retailing.

Week 36

Financial Administration. We’ve built our business on delivering quality products at low prices, so who better to give you advice and special training on balancing the books? It’s essential you understand the fundamentals if you want to make a name for yourself at Aldi. And this is an invaluable part of your training.

Weeks 37-42

Now’s the time to put all your knowledge together. You’ll be given a project brief that will outline proposed areas for improvement across Trading and Logistics. You can see your work have a long-lasting impact on regional (or even national) decisions.

Week 43

Kick back on another holiday as you reflect on how much you’ve learned and experienced so far.

Weeks 44-48

You’ll complete more project work, but this time across Property and Administration. It’s another golden opportunity to showcase your talents.

Week 49

Your last week with the Area Manager will help you fit all the pieces together. You’ll see how everything works as a complete (and extremely busy) business.

Weeks 50-52

Well done, you’ve nearly made it. Your final project work will focus on Store Operations. You’ll show us how you can apply your knowledge in different business situations, and present your ideas to the Directors.


Where will the role take you?


The Industrial Placement Programme is a critical part of our business, which is why we’re extremely focused on your future. In fact, some of our Directors were previously Area Managers at various locations across Ireland.So you know that Aldi will absolutely invest in your progression. In our eyes, everybody is valued and everyone has an important role to play. This creates a really positive environment that enables people to thrive.

Our people achieve success through their own merit and their ability to win the respect of others.

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Who we're looking for

The General Management Industrial Placement is so much more than a learning experience. It’s a real job with actual responsibilities. And it can be hard work. Which is why we look for people who like to take on any challenge, and enjoy exceeding expectations. Everyone is different at Aldi. It’s what makes it work. But we also share some amazing traits. It’s about never giving up; always striving for smarter and simpler ways of doing things.


You’ll need a minimum of:

- Working towards 2:1 in any degree discipline

- Irish driving licence (and access to a car)

- The right to work in Ireland



Competitive salary

We know just how challenging a programme like this is. Which is why we’ll reward you generously for it. You’ll receive a €30,000 salary (pro rata) for the time you spend with us.

Holiday allowance

There’s no denying that you’ll work really hard here at Aldi. Which is why it’s important that you have time to relax. So with four weeks’ holiday allowance, plus bank holidays, you’ll be able to put your feet up and come back raring to go.

Future opportunities

If you’ve worked hard and successfully completed the General Management placement, you could be offered the opportunity to return after graduation on our Graduate Area Manager Programme. Your Direct Leader will need to recommend you first though.

Application Process

So this is it. Your chance to show us that you’re perfect for Aldi. Lots of students apply for our Industrial Placements, so it’s incredibly competitive. However, that won’t put you off. In fact, you’ll relish the chance to show us what you can do. 

Check us out!

We'd recommend doing your homework
on Aldi
and see if we're the kind
of company you'd like
to do your placement with!

Career Services

After some research, if you think Aldi is
the right place for your placement, please
contact your University/ College/
IT careers services to enquire about
joining our Industrial
Placement Programme.

Show us your skills

We'll then look for a CV from
you to tell us all about you.
If we like your skills and ambition,
we'll invite you to interview
with one of our Regional Directors.


If we think you're the
right fit we'll offer you a
place on our exciting programme
and you can begin your journey!





You can find out some great information, chat to some of our Area Managers and maybe even meet current Industrial Placement students, at a whole range of events. To help you find your closest event, we’ve put together this little calendar. We’ve also included important dates such as application deadlines, which you can then put into your diary.

  • January

    28th January 2020
    UCD Internship Fair
    O'Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin

Thank you for your interest in Industrial Placements at Aldi. We are currently recruiting for our 2020 intake. The Industrial Placement is available over 6,9 or 12 month programmes through Universities, Colleges and IT’s nationwide with a variety of degree and post-graduate disciplines. Please contact your careers service for further information or email us directly at