The inside scoop on Aldi’s Graduate Scheme

Aldi is one of the fastest-growing grocery retailers in the UK and their graduate scheme is a year like no other. Aldi’s North West Managing Director gives his top tips on how to succeed in your application to gain your spot on one of the country’s most competitive graduate programmes. 

This Summer our Employment and Enterprise Advisor, Sarah Goulden, visited Aldi’s North West HQ and heard from the Managing Director about their exciting student and graduate opportunities. Here are his top tips…

  • Apply early, places are limited. In the North West, Aldi receives A LOT of applications and recruitment is ongoing throughout the year. Don’t hold back or wait around, get a strong application in as early as possible.
  • Do your research. It is always impressive when an applicant has spoken with our staff. Whether it is at a graduate careers fair or even in our local store, get to know us and our people and you will stand out.
  • Work with us during university. On average, 25% of our successful graduates have completed an industrial placement with us here at Aldi. This means when they arrive at interview for the graduate programme they have great insight and we know how they work.
  • Make sure it’s right for you. Our application and recruitment process is a chance for us to get to know you. Likewise, it is also a chance for you to get to know us. We want you to be sure Aldi is the right company for you, so make the most of the opportunity to understand our history, ethos and culture.

If you’re considering applying for Aldi’s Graduate Programme then book an appointment with our careers team to review your application and prepare for the recruitment process. Email careers@hope.ac.uk, call 0151 291 2032 or visit the Employability Hub on Hope Park Campus.

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