Graduate Training Program

No other graduate program offers such a high level of responsibility so quickly. This intensive 14-month course covers every aspect of retail management, including: store operations, team leadership, purchasing, financial administration, logistics and property management. Demanding and uncompromising, this program requires significant effort and flexibility to complete but we will support you along the way. 

Graduate Training Program Overview

  1. Day 1

    Welcome to the ALDI Family! Meet the Managing Director of your Region and the rest of the regional team.

  2. Weeks 1-2

    Join forces with an experienced Area Manager who will mentor you throughout the duration of your training. You'll also receive the keys to your company car.

  3. Weeks 3 - 7

    Your intensive in-store training starts now, from shelf stacking to cash handling. This on the shop floor experience will well equip you in understanding ‘a day in the life’ of your team members and get you closer to the customer.

  4. Weeks 8 - 17

    Learn all aspects of running a successful ALDI store and manage every aspect of its operations.

  5. Week 18

    Annual Leave: You've earned a one week break.

  6. Week 19 - 20

    Gain an insight into warehousing and distribution by working in your home Region Distribution Centre.

  7. Week 21

    From quality control to liaising with suppliers, you'll learn everything about our product range. You will also gain insights into store design and property development.

  8. Weeks 22 - 26

    Consolidate your understanding of Store Operations by running a store as a Store Manager. Showcase your leadership skills by motivating the team to achieve positive results.

  9. Weeks 27 - 28

    Two weeks Annual Leave to relax and recharge

  10. Weeks 29 - 39

    Learn all aspects of what it takes to be an ALDI Area Manager.

  11. Weeks 40 - 41

    Enjoy two weeks Annual Leave

  12. Weeks 42 - 47

    Under the guidance of an Area Manager, put your training into practice by running various portfolios of 3 - 5 stores.

  13. Weeks 48 - 55

    Continue your management training and keep an entire area of stores running efficiently.

  14. Weeks 56 - 61

    Put your skills to the test by taking full control of an area and finish off any final training aspects.

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