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)
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.View now
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.
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“I was so impressed with the amount you cover on the placement, and how the year is planned out in such a way that you’re constantly exposed to new challenges. I’ve always found food marketing and eCommerce interesting, and I really enjoy being in such a customer-focused environment. In the few weeks I’ve been here, I’ve already been given a good bit of responsibility. It’s a fantastic way to learn – the constant motivation, training, and development. I really admire how great Aldi is for that.”
“Getting to know people, flexibility and adaptability are key qualities you’ll need. You’ll be rotating between departments and working on so many different projects, so I’d say being able to utilise your skills in different areas is definitely advantageous. Aldi are great because they plan everything out for you, so I knew where I was going to be every day and at what time. I got to work with a variety of different teams and meet all kinds of people. In a multinational company like this, that sort of thing is so helpful as it gives you an understanding of how it all connects. That’s been so beneficial for my career.”
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.Events Calendar
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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 there 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.
Aldi will continue to follow all government guidance regarding face to face interviews and we will review this on an ongoing basis in line with current guidelines. If your application is successful, we will let you know the details closer to the time.
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 2023 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.