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.
Welcome to Aldi! You'll sign your contract and meet the Store Operations Director who will take you through your induction.1 (of 14)
The Area Manager will walk you through our fast-moving operation and why we’re doing so well in the marketplace.2 (of 14)
Time to get stuck in. You'll stack shelves, serve customers and shadow the Store Manager. You'll also work alongside the Area Manager, demonstrating your skills and seeing what goes into multi-site management.3 (of 14)
A chance for a breather on a well-earned, one-week holiday. Enjoy…4 (of 14)
You’ll take on the role of an operational Assistant Store Manager. This is your time to develop your management skills and see how things need to be run in such a fast-paced team environment.5 (of 14)
Feet up and relax. You deserve it.6 (of 14)
Your task completion and leadership will be reviewed, so this is a chance to show us how far you've come already.7 (of 14)
Holiday time already? Time flies at Aldi, particularly when you’re learning so much.8 (of 14)
You'll be back shadowing the Area Manager. It's a great chance to get even more valuable insights and get some experience alongside the very best.9 (of 14)
You'll spend a week in Head Office, which will be an invaluable part of your training. You'll then put all your learnings to good use by working on an exciting project brief. This is one of the most rewarding and important parts of your journey. And you'll see your work have a long-lasting impact on regional (or even national) decisions.10 (of 14)
You'll be out and about with an Area Manager for a week, experiencing their day and all the different skills you need to do a great job.11 (of 14)
Kick back on another holiday as you reflect on how much you’ve learned and experienced so far.12 (of 14)
You’ll focus on your project work, You'll show us how you can apply your knowledge in different business situations and present your ideas to the Directors.13 (of 14)
Your last weeks with the Area Manager will help you fit the pieces together. You’ll see how everything works as a complete (and extremely busy) business.14 (of 14)
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.
2:1 in any degree
Irish driving licence
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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.”
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. 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 2024 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.