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.
You’ll settle into Aldi, sign your contract and meet the Store Operations Director who will take you through your induction.1 (of 18)
The Area Manager will walk you through our fast-moving operation and why we’re doing so well in the marketplace.2 (of 18)
Time to roll up your sleeves and see exactly what happens in our stores, from stacking shelves to serving customers.3 (of 18)
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.4 (of 18)
A chance for a breather on a well-earned, one-week holiday. Enjoy…5 (of 18)
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.6 (of 18)
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.7 (of 18)
Feet up and relax. You deserve it.8 (of 18)
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.9 (of 18)
Holiday time already? Time flies at Aldi, particularly when you’re learning so much.10 (of 18)
Back to working with the Area Manager to gain insight and experience from the very best.11 (of 18)
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.12 (of 18)
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.13 (of 18)
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.14 (of 18)
Kick back on another holiday as you reflect on how much you’ve learned and experienced so far.15 (of 18)
You’ll complete more project work, but this time across Property and Administration. It’s another golden opportunity to showcase your talents.16 (of 18)
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.17 (of 18)
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.18 (of 18)
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!
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.
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!
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.
2:1 in any degree
Irish driving licence
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work in Ireland
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.
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.
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.
You can find out 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. We’ve also included important dates such as application deadlines, which you can then put into your diary.Events Calendar
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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 HR.email@example.com.