Graduate Programme - Area Manager
Aldi is one of the fastest-growing grocery retailers in the UK and we’re regular contenders for the top spot in the Times Top 100’s ‘Best Graduate Employers’. All of our graduates join our Area Manager Programme, which has generated quite a bit of gossip around campus. And not just because of the great package and Audi A4. You’ve probably heard that it’s hard work, and you’d be absolutely right. Our Area Managers are critical to our future business success, in fact, the majority of our Directors started their Aldi life on the programme, so we know that knuckling down is the only way to achieve real success.
You’ll be hungry for early responsibility and confident in your capabilities. But you’re also incredibly respectful of your store colleagues and ready to learn the ins and outs of Aldi life. (And, yes, that will include stacking shelves.) After all, it’s important you earn the trust of your team. Once you do, they’ll be happy to take guidance from you as you take on more responsibility. Time moves swiftly and by week 14, you could hold the keys to at least one store.
Over the year, you’ll experience all kinds of challenges that will sharpen your commercial edge and turn you into a brilliant, inspiring leader.
Check out ‘A Year Like No Other’ which gives you a detailed breakdown, leading up to the point where you’re running your own multi-million pound business. What happens next? Just take a look at our new films which follow the lives of Gus and Sam who are experienced Area Managers on our website.
The Area Manager Programme is a critical part of our business, which is why we're extremely focused on your future. In fact, at the moment 90% of our Diectors were previously Area Managers at various locations across the UK. So you know that Aldi will absolutely invest in your progression. In our eyes, everybody is valued and everyone has an important role to play. This creates a really positive environment that enables people to thrive.
Our people achieve success through their own merit and their ability to win the respect of others. There are no egos here. We love doing business with honesty and integrity, and we're led by people who have Aldi's best interests at heart.