The search is back on for ALDI’s newest graduates. Applications for the 2021 ALDI Graduate Program are now open and we’re on the lookout for recent university graduates wanting an exciting and perhaps unexpected career in retail.

The Graduate Program is a comprehensive 14 month training program specifically designed to develop a team of leaders in our business. These leaders will go on to manage a network of Store Managers through to Store Assistants across three to five stores – a significant and rare career step for a fresh graduate!

For the recruits that do land a coveted spot in the Graduate Program, they will have the opportunity to rotate through all aspects of the ALDI business before heading up their own store network, and as you can imagine, there are quite a few departments! From Buying, Logistics and Customer Interactions, our recruits get the unique chance to interact and learn all there is to know about the working parts of ALDI.

Alumni Graduate Area Managers come from diverse and interesting backgrounds – there is no cookie cutter fit for ALDI. Some of our Area Managers have come from science backgrounds, while others have completed degrees in Psychology and Law.

Beside the career benefits of stepping into such a responsible role so soon out of university, our Graduate Area Managers are rewarded with market leading remuneration ($89,000-$162,000), a company car and iPhone and five weeks annual leave. We will also provide a mentor to support, guide and coach our graduates along the journey.

Do you think you have what it takes? To be eligible, you must have completed either a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in any discipline no more than two years prior to the start of the program.You must have demonstrated academic excellence and provide transcripts to reflect that. Our Graduates must be able to plan and manage their time effectively to achieve their goals, be supportive and approachable in order to develop and lead successful teams, and be flexible enough to relocate throughout the country during the training and placement period.