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Everyone at Lidl brings something different to the table — but we also have a whole lot in common. Our Grads are passionate, ambitious, and love a challenge.

Just like you.

Please apply to this opening for roles in the following areas: Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire

Our Degree Apprenticeship is designed to do more than just teach you the ropes. We’ll equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful career in retail. Imagine yourself running your own Lidl store in four years – that's the kind of potential we see in our apprentices.

We'll provide you with dedicated off-the-job training, delivered in partnership with Kingston University. Within four years, you’ll have developed a deep understanding of the retail industry and our operations, alongside your hard-earned Retail Leadership BSc (Hons) degree qualification.

And don’t forget, you’ll earn while you learn and be well rewarded for your hard work. Your salary will grow with your experience, earning from £25,792 per year as a Customer Assistant, from £29,120 as a Shift manager, from £32,000 as a Deputy Store Manager, and from £46,000 as a Store Manager-in-Training.

What you'll do

Here’s a brief breakdown of your Lidl journey. More detail can be found on our Retail Leadership Degree Apprenticeship home page at lidlgraduatecareers.co.uk.

Year 1

You’ll hit the ground running, starting with Customer Assistant training for the first 6 months, before joining the store leadership team as a Shift Manager.

Alongside your role you’ll complete university modules in Retail Business Environment, Retail Culture & Mindset, and Digital Retail.

Year 2

You’ll build on your leadership experience as you develop your responsibilities from Shift Manager to Deputy Store Manager level.

Alongside your role, you’ll complete modules in Retail Operations, Retail Marketing Strategy, and Retail Insights & Customer Information.

Year 3

Continuing your Deputy Store Manager role, you’ll build on your experience and skill set to take even more of an active role in your store’s success.

Alongside your role, you’ll complete modules in Managing Retail Finance & Value, Responsible & Sustainable Management, and Retail Leadership & transformation.

Year 4

Here’s where you take on your official title of Store Manager-in-Training.

Alongside your role, you’ll complete a module in Building Retail Strategy, and preparing for your End Point Assessment.

Once you’ve successfully completed year four, you’ll be awarded with your Retail Leadership Degree Apprenticeship, with BSc (hons) qualification. Having proven yourself in your store, you’ll also be fully equipped to lead a store team of your own.

What you'll need

  • Maths and English at level 2 or above (GCSE grade 4, or previously grade C)
  • To be legally entitled to work in the UK on a full time, permanent basis
  • To live (or relocate) within a one-hour commute of the store you plan to work in (locations tbc)
  • Initiative and determination to succeed in a fast paced, challenging environment

In addition to the above, Kingston University uses a range of entry requirements to assess your suitability. Most course requirements are based on UCAS Tariff points, and they may also use interview, portfolio and practical evidence to assess your suitability for the course.

We recognise that every person’s journey to Higher Education is different and unique, and in some cases, we may consider work experience and other non-standard pathways onto university level study.

What you'll receive

  • Competitive pay that increases as you progress
  • A permanent contract
  • 30-35 days holiday
  • 10% in-store discount
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Plus, more of the perks you deserve

If you’re ready to get stuck in, want to kick-start your career and make a real difference, find your place at Lidl and apply now.

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Data processing: If successful in the Lidl recruitment process for this position, Lidl GB will share your full name and email address with Kingston University who will contact you to complete apprenticeship and university eligibility checks.