Employer profile


Updated: April, 2022

About Aldi Stores Ltd

With roots dating back to 1913, Aldi came to the UK in 1990 and customers were amazed to see a true example of ‘no frills’ shopping. It’s all about keeping overheads down so that the customer benefits from award-winning quality at low prices. Aldi is a multiple award-winning employer, offering one of the best working environments in the UK and one of the highest rates of pay in the supermarket sector. Voted the third Best Graduate Employer in the UK by the Times Top 100, Aldi offers one of the most challenging training programmes in retail.


  • Graduate Area Manager Programme
  • Area Manager Programme- Career Changers
  • Industrial Placements
  • Apprenticeships

What we are looking for

  • Graduates will need to have a 2:1 at undergraduate level, 96 UCAS points or 63 Scottish Highers and a full UK driving licence.
  • Career changer candidates will need to have a 2:1 degree, a full UK driving licence and management experience within a fast- paced environment, as well as experience of leading and developing people.

Training and development

All graduates enter the business on the Area Manager Training Programme. It’s gained a reputation for offering an enormous amount of responsibility, and rightly so. Over 12 months, graduates get everything they need to take control of a multi-million pound area of up to four stores.

Graduates also receive incredible support throughout their training, with a dedicated mentor and regular one-to-one sessions with talented colleagues. It’s the perfect introduction to Aldi and a superb foundation for future success.

You’ll experience all of the support, development and training to succeed and after a year, you will be expected to be a fully functioning Area Manager, and responsible for four stores.

It gives graduates a wider lens to make critical business decisions later on in their journey. A few years into the role, graduates may get the chance to take on a project role within one of Aldi’s regions, corporate departments, logistics, or even an International Secondment in countries such as the US or Australia. Further in the future, high-performing area managers could even move into senior roles within the business.

Work sectors

retail and FMCG


UK wide, Ireland

Contact details

Holly Lane
Holly Lane

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