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Everything you need to know about our Retail Management Internships

An internship in industry is a great way to see how a company works. But our Retail Management Internship provides so much more. Over the programme, 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.

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Discover about how and why Aldi means more. Our brochure includes lots of profiles from internship students, so you can hear about real experiences and see where you fit in.

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Our application process

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

Career Services

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

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!

What you'll need

The Retail Management Internship 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.

Working towards

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Irish driving licence

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The right to

work in Ireland

Meet our Internship Programme students

If you want to get serious exposure to the retail sector and to management, it's just fantastic."
Meghan, Retail Management Internship
  • University College Cork
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Retail Management Internship Programme student in 2019
  • Joined the Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme in 2020

When I was looking for an Internship Programme, I really wanted something that would give me an insight into a variety of business areas with a real level of responsibility, which was exactly what the Aldi programme offers. Another reason is the great training and mentoring that Aldi provides for Internship Programme students.

My experience from the programme made me realise that a career with Aldi was the right choice for me; an opportunity to develop and challenge myself.

If you want to get serious exposure to the retail sector and to management, it's just fantastic.

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The possibilities for progression throughout the business is what makes Aldi stand out from the rest."
Cian, Retail Management Internship
  • Tralee IT and University College Cork
  • Masters of Management and Marketing
  • Retail Management Internship Programme student in 2019
  • Joined the Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme in 2020

My experience from the Internship Programme formed a crucial backbone to my understanding of Aldi as a business, helping me to manage my expectations of what the graduate programme would entail.  

On top of the first class training, the daily support and advice I get from my Director is excellent in terms of helping my own personal career progression. But I really believe that the possibilities for progression throughout the business and the focus on development of all colleagues is what makes Aldi stand out from the rest. Getting accepted onto the Graduate Area Manager Programme after completing my Internship was a really proud moment.

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The Retail Management Internship is available to students who are required to undergo an Internship Programme as part of their course. If your course has a required Internship Programme element, you are eligible to apply.

Recruitment for the Retail Management Internship Programme takes place according to the relevant third level institutions academic programme. Typically these are around September and January. Once we’ve reached capacity for the year, we will close for applications until the following year.

Possibly, but only usually within your chosen region. We’re a fast-growing business so it’s important to have a flexible, understanding approach.

An average working week will be 45 hours. this will be spread over 5 days and may include weekend and evening work.

Your role will cover various aspects of in-store training, head office training and project work. We'll need you to travel between locations, but travel expenses will of course be reimbursed.

If, after graduating, you’re considering Aldi as a career choice – and you performed well on the programme – chances are you’ll be invited to apply for a permanent position. Your Direct Leader will need to recommend you first though.

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is paramount and we will strictly monitor the interview process on an ongoing basis. If your application is successful, we will let you know the interview format closer to the time, which will be in line with the appropriate government guidelines.

If your Masters course has a required Internship Programme as part of the course, you are welcome to apply. If your Masters does not have a required Internship Programme as part of the course, we would recommend you apply to our Graduate Area Manager Programme.

The internships can vary in duration across 6, 9 or 12 months depending on the relevant degree discipline.

Thank you for your interest in the Retail Management Internship Programme at Aldi. We are currently recruiting for our 2022 intake. The Retail Management Internship Programme 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


You can find some great information, chat to some of our Area Managers and maybe even meet current Internship Programme students, at a whole range of events. To help you find your closest event, we've put together this little calendar.



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