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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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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!

Download our brochure

Discover more 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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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

2:1 in any degree


Irish driving licence

(and access to a car)

The right to

work in Ireland

Meet our Internship Programme students

The programme is unique and gives real responsibility
Isaac, Retail Management Internship
  • University College Cork
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Retail Management Internship Programme student in 2019

This programme offers something different and gives students a chance to work in one of Ireland’s largest retailers. The unique way the programme gives students large amounts of responsibility attracted me.

The progamme was both challenging and engaging in a number of different ways, allowing me to develop my skillset for my future.

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You need to be proactive, self-motivated, and prepared to take on a lot of responsibility from the outset.
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. I’m really looking forward to starting the Graduate Area Manager programme once I graduate.

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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.

We have reached full capacity for our 2021 intake. We will reopen for our 2022 intake in August 2021.

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.


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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September (4)


UCD Business, Finance & Management Careers Fair


DCU Careers Fair


TCD Careers Fair


MTU (Cork Campus) Careers Fair

October (9)


TU Dublin Careers Fair


GMIT Careers Fair


NUIG Careers Fair


UCC Careers Fair


UL Careers Fair


MTU (Kerry Campus) Careers Fair


LIT Careers Fair


Athlone IT Careers Fair


Queens University Careers Fair

Thank you for your interest in the Retail Management Internship Programme at Aldi. We have reached full capacity for our 2021 intake and unfortunately, we are therefore no longer recruiting. We will reopen for our 2022 intake in August 2021. 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