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Our Head Office Placement Programmes

Our Head Office is at the very centre of everything Aldi. Which is why we won’t waste any of your time. You’ll get an amazing introduction to our business, packed with world-class training. And you’ll have a mentor to support you throughout. Then, you’ll get immersed in at least one project, making decisions that will have a real impact on our business. There aren’t many students who can go back to university saying that.  

Please note that our Placement Programmes are for university students currently studying towards an undergraduate degree, who are seeking a placement between their second and third years of study.

The application window for our Head Office Placements starting in July 2022 is now open

What kind of roles are there?

National Buying

This isn’t just about ‘Buying’. You’ll experience a large corporate environment that touches every aspect of the product lifecycle. You’ll choose one of five specialisms; Corporate Responsibility, Quality Assurance, PR & Marketing, Communications and Branding. Your time will be spent in that specific department, where you’ll work on personal and team projects, build relationships and solve problems in a complex environment. You’ll also spend some time in store at the start of your placement, to give you a real insight into the business. Throughout your 12 months with Aldi you’ll receive lots of training and support to help you succeed in your role.

To apply for the Quality Assurance Placement, a Food Science related degree is preferred but not essential.

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Salary

£25,375 for the 12 months spent with us.

Holiday allowance

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Working Hours

Your working hours are likely to be Monday- Friday, 50 hours per week, but we will still require your flexibility to support the needs of the business. 

eCommerce

Proactive, switched on, insightful. That’s you. You’re fascinated by the latest innovations and you know exactly what’s going on in the digital marketplace. It’s how you’ll get to grips with one of our eCommerce specialisms. You could specialise in areas such as Business AnalyticsTradingFinancial PlanningProjects and Web Product Optimisation or Fulfilment.

Depending upon your area of interest and your choice of degree, you’ll have exposure to various areas within the department, such as global strategy development & implementation, training & testing, processes & planning as well as technology development & standards. You’ll gain valuable project management skills and build strong stakeholder relationships in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same. You’ll also spend some time in store at the start of your placement, to give you a real insight into the business. Throughout your 12 months with Aldi you’ll receive lots of training and support to help you succeed in your role. This, combined with working for one of the leading global retailers, is an opportunity not to be missed.

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Salary

£25,375 for the 12 months spent with us.

Holiday allowance

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Working Hours

Your working hours are likely to be Monday- Friday, 50 hours per week, but we will still require your flexibility to support the needs of the business. 

Global Business Coordination

The Global Business Coordination team plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the IT and Commercial sides of the business, ensuring a collaborative approach is employed in defining how technology can help us to craft “Everyday Amazing” Customer Experiences and shape Aldi’s future.  Working across the international business  with exciting opportunities to travel, you’ll be helping to lead multiple digitally focused projects to improve customer experiences, internal processes and systems, and deliver improvements across the areas of Marketing, Customer Service, eCommerce and Digital Content.

Depending on your area of interest and your choice of degree, you’ll have exposure to various areas within the department, which include global strategy development & implementation, training & testing,  processes & planning as well as technology development & standards.  You’ll gain valuable project management skills and build strong stakeholder relationships in a fast paced environment where two days are never the same. You’ll also spend some time in store at the start of your placement, to give you a real insight into the business. Throughout your 12 months with Aldi you’ll receive lots of training and support to help you succeed in your role. This, combined with working for one of the leading global retailers, is an opportunity not to be missed.

Apply
Salary

£25,375 for the 12 months spent with us.

Holiday allowance

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Working Hours

Your working hours are likely to be Monday- Friday, 50 hours per week, but we will still require your flexibility to support the needs of the business. 

IT

The National IT department is at the very heart of Aldi. We support a great mix of applications and processes that have been around for a long time, combined with being at the cutting edge when we need to be. For example, we heard about Apple Pay, investigated what it would mean to our business, and then launched it on the day it was released. We’re proactive and able to react quickly to business needs which is critical in the fast paced world of retail.

Like the rest of Aldi we are made up of small high performing teams. You can expect plenty of exposure and hands-on experience of an IT department within a global company. Training will involve you spending time with everyone, getting a real feel for the whole department and being part of a “home” team with a mentor.

You’ll also spend some time in store at the start of your placement, to give you a real insight into the business. Throughout your 12 months with Aldi you’ll receive lots of training and support to help you succeed in your role.

Typically, you could join us as part of a technical team supporting the live business, part of a large scale project team or even have responsibility for a smaller scale project by yourself. Many of the opportunities available will depend on the business needs at the time. And, trust us, there’s always plenty going on at Aldi - our business is constantly growing and developing.

We’ll invest real time in you and, by the end of the year, we want you to have delivered something tangible for Aldi. IT degrees are useful but it’s more about having a natural interest in IT and a passion for what we’re trying to achieve as a business.

To apply for this placement, an IT related degree is preferred but not essential.

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Salary

£25,375 for the 12 months spent with us.

Holiday allowance

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Working Hours

Your working hours are likely to be Monday- Friday, 50 hours per week, but we will still require your flexibility to support the needs of the business. 

Supply Chain Management

Join a Supply Chain Management Placement Programme and you’ll join the team who get our products from the Buying source to our Distribution Centres across the UK and Ireland on time, every time.

We move millions of pallets of products each year via air, sea, road and rail from all four corners of the planet. From biscuits in Montreal, to mangoes from Senegal, we move it. Aside from ensuring everything received by our Regions is in pristine condition, we work tirelessly with the Buyers to ensure market leading supply chain costs are achieved, so a keen interest in how international supply chains operate is a must. And while we focus on effectiveness, we also focus on our corporate responsibility. So we do things in a way that’s best for the environment. 

Within the placement you can expect to spend time with all the teams within Supply Chain Management who look after the various elements of the Aldi supply chain. Then you’ll be given a major project, which could focus on any element of our Logistics network. You’ll have real responsibility that will impact our bottom line. It’s something that will certainly set you apart when returning to your final year of study.

You’ll also spend some time in store at the start of your placement, to give you a real insight into the business. Throughout your 12 months with Aldi you’ll receive lots of training and support to help you succeed in your role.

Apply
Salary

£25,375 for the 12 months spent with us.

Holiday allowance

4 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Working Hours

Your working hours are likely to be Monday- Friday, 50 hours per week, but we will still require your flexibility to support the needs of the business. 

What you'll need

The Head Office Placement Programme is a real job with actual responsibilities. But it's also a chance to give back- to yourself, your team and your community. That's why we look for people who can find smarter ways of working. Watch our video to discover more.

What we'll offer you

Our Application Process

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Online Application

You’ll need to complete an online application and tests that will assess your judgement and personal qualities, to see if we’re right for each other. This has been designed to measure your core skills and analytical abilities.

Video Application

Lights, camera, action. It’s all about you. This is a chance to impress us in a short video called ‘Who am I?’. Show us you’re a determined, charismatic leader who we couldn’t do without. We understand that filming this kind of thing can be daunting for some, so we've included a helpful film clip below.

Group Assessment

Group Assessment is hard. You’ve got to work as a team, but still let us know that you’ve done your homework about Aldi and that you’re a natural leader. It’s a fair and consistent process, but make your presence known!

Final Interview

Well, you’re nearly there. If you’ve passed everything else, you’ll then have a final interview with the Regional Managing Director. So make sure you’re prepared!

FAQs

The application window is now closed and will re-open in July 2021.

Depending on where you live, as all of our Head Office placements are based in our Corporate Head Office in Atherstone, other than our eCommerce and GBC teams which are based in Tamworth.

For the National Buying, eCommerce and IT placements, your working hours are likely to be Monday- Friday, but we will still require your flexibility to support the needs of the business.

It starts in the July after you’ve completed your second year of university.

The Group Assessment will take place at our Corporate Head Office in Atherstone in December. Successful candidates will have a Final Interview with the Hiring Manager on the same day.

If you join us on the National Buying, Supply Chain Management, eCommerce or IT placement at our Head Office in Atherstone, you will require a driving licence and ideally you will need access to a car, however this is not essential.

If, after graduating, you’re considering Aldi as a career choice – and you performed well on the placement – chances are you’ll be invited to apply for a permanent position. Your Direct Leader will need to recommend you first though.

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The application window for our Head Office Placements is now open for the 2022/2023 academic year.

 

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