Have you spotted any new Lidl stores lately?
If you have, then you’re not alone. Since 2000 Lidl have opened over 170 stores in Ireland and we’re not stopping there! As a result of our rapid growth, and to help us grow even more, Lidl needs high quality, well-trained staff in all areas of our business to share in our success. We want retailers…..and we want your application starting early 2013!
We, in Lidl have teamed up with Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland’s leading independent college to offer ambitious, energetic, career focused candidates a unique and cutting-edge development opportunity.
The Retail Management Degree with Lidl and DBS provides you with an innovative, exciting and challenging route to obtaining an internationally recognised degree. Not only that – impress us by putting your learning into practice, and you will kick-start your career in retail management with Lidl!
Lidl will fully sponsor the development programme so there is no cost to you. In fact, not only do we sponsor your degree – we also pay you a salary, pay your holidays and offer you healthcare!
The programme is accredited at Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).
Definitely…tell me more!
The Programme started in September 2007 and is now entering its 7th year. The next course will begin in September 2013.
The course is split 50/50 between college-based learning and work-based learning. The college based learning takes place in Dublin Business School’s city centre campus and you will receive your work-based learning in a Lidl training store located in the Republic of Ireland, ideally close to your home town.
What will I learn?
Throughout the degree programme, you will learn a wide range of relevant business disciplines such as Computers, Communication, Accounting, Consumer & Business Law, Administration, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing, Retail Management, Logistics, Supply Chain, HR and much more!
While working in the Lidl store, you will become proficient in People Management, Stock Control, Store Standards, Customer Service, Cost Control and Business Planning. This will be done through "on the job" training, "off the job" training sessions and also by working through our store training & development programmes.
What happens when I’m finished?
On successful completion of the programme, with your degree safely tucked away in your back pocket, you have an excellent chance of being offered a permanent Deputy Store Manager contract immediately. After all, our ultimate aim is to launch your career with us and Deputy Store Manager might only be your starting point!
With an industry-leading salary and fantastic career prospects, you will be well on your way to success in Retail Management.
How fast and how far you go is entirely up to you!