Graduate Area Manager at Aldi

About the company

Main business: : Retail, sales and purchasing

On the face of it, Aldi is a quirky, down-to-earth supermarket, providing its customers with great quality at discount prices. Take a look at the bigger picture and it’s quite breathtaking. We’re one of the most impressive retailers in the global business market today; a supermarket that’s getting it right.

We’re winning all kinds of awards and new stores are springing up all over the UK and Ireland (currently one every week). Combine this with over 9,000 stores worldwide – and continuing expansion throughout Europe, North America and Australia – and you’ll see why it’s an incredibly exciting time to join us.
We’re dynamic, energetic and we need people who share our passion for getting it right. Join us and you’ll be the kind of person who enjoys taking on wide-ranging retail challenges.

About the role

All graduates enter the business on their Area Manager Training Programme. It’s gained a reputation for being tough, and rightly so. Graduates have an enormous amount of responsibility very early on and after 12 months, they’ll take control of a multi-million pound area of three to four stores. Graduates 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. It gives graduates a wider lens to make critical business decisions later on in their journey. Two to three years into the programme, secondments are available with many graduates having the chance to spend time in other parts of the UK, the US or even Australia. After five or so years as an area manager, high-performing graduates can then move into a director role within (for example) buying, finance or operations.

There’s full support and exceptional training to furnish you with all kinds of knowledge – from employment law and recruitment, to operations and health and safety.


We look for graduates who are incredibly hardworking with a positive, ‘roll their sleeves up’ attitude. Those who join Aldi will blend intellect with a practical, business-focused mindset as you achieve impressive results with a world-class team.

How to apply

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