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At ALDI we are changing the landscape of retail in Australia, making a real difference to the lives of our customers and our people. As the nation’s low-price grocery leader, our business model is built on creating efficiencies at every level; to provide our customers with top quality products at the lowest possible price.
Our people make this possible because they are engaged, energetic and positive. We have created a culture that is focused on our people, caring for you by respecting and supporting your personal development.
ALDI’s rapidly growing network consists of over 10,000 stores across 18 countries which service millions of households. We are proud of the foundation of success we have established, especially in Australia. With over 450 stores nationwide and consistent expansion on the horizon, we provide stability to our employees and their families.
We are constantly looking for hard working and committed employees that align with our values of fairness, quality and simplicity. It’s these standards that differentiate us from our competition and these standards that make ALDI an excellent employer.
As an ALDI graduate, you’ll undertake a comprehensive 18 month program, rotating through all aspects of our business and developing your skills as a leader. No other graduate program provides the opportunity to lead successful teams and provide solutions to real life challenges that positively impact the business. Be successful and you’ll take on the role of Area Manager at the end of the program, running 3-5 stores and a multi-million dollar business as if it were your own. A strong academic record and a passion for retail is a must, but more than that, we’re looking for natural leaders who are good with people and who can move beyond academic study to take on tough, mind-stretching retail challenges.
It’s a fast paced and intense management based program with a lot of information to take on board. You’ll need to pick things up fast, and build strong relationships with your colleagues, team and leaders. We need you to be flexible as you’re expected to move around the state quite a bit during the program as well as attending training at the ALDI Head Office in Sydney. All ALDI roles are hands on in nature so if you’d prefer to sit back and watch this might not be the right fit for you. We have high expectations of all our team, so you’ll be set new challenges every day and expected to deliver on them.
One thing's for certain though - the challenges may be great, but so are the rewards.
The Rewards – What’s in it for you?
- Market leading remuneration
- Be part of a growing organisation
- Comprehensive training
- Company car and iPhone from your first week
- 5 weeks’ annual leave
- High degree of responsibility
The Graduate Application Process:
- Online Applications: 1 January 2017 - 31 March 2017
- Video Interview and Psychometric Testing: April 2017
- Assessment Centre, Area Manager Session and Individual Interview: May 2017
- Offers Made: June 2017
- Program Commencement: February 2018
Area Manager Program
For those up for the challenge, we also we offer an experienced Area Manager program. To participate in this program to you must possess a Bachelor or Master’s degree evidencing a strong academic record and a minimum of 3 years business experience. This year long program allows for a high level of autonomy and responsibility with the opportunity to manage your workload the way you want and effect change in both your area of stores and the wider business in general. The comprehensive 12 month program covers all aspects of the company and allows you to build on your established business knowledge.
The role of an ALDI Area Manager certainly is a challenging one. It is fast-paced and demanding with long hours, high expectations and tough goals to achieve. It is not the role for anyone who is scared of getting their hands dirty. You must possess outstanding interpersonal and time management skills. There is no such thing as a typical day, so you must be adaptive and resilient.
After the one year program you will receive 3-5 multimillion dollar stores that you must oversee. This will utilise all the skills you have refined in your training period and will draw heavily on your leadership, business acumen, procedural knowledge and technical management. Organising a heavy workload and coaching team members of fulfil their potential requires a level head under pressure. In return for your dedication, we provide higher than industry average remuneration and a fully expensed company car and iPhone from your first week.
Applications for experienced Area Managers taken throughout the year.
Our challenging but rewarding programs will help you develop the skills, experience and commercial insight to be a future ALDI leader. If you think you have what it takes to be the next ALDI Graduate/Area Manager and are ready to fast-track your career, apply now by visiting www.aldicareers.com.au