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Lidl Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
1973
Company - Private
Grocery Shops & Supermarket
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Since opening our first UK store in 1994, we’ve worked together to make Lidl UK a success.

We now have over 650 stores nationwide, selling high quality food and non-food products at the lowest possible prices. These are supported by 12 regional ... Read more

Mission: Lidl has a simple philosophy. We are focused on offering customers the highest quality products at the best prices.

Company Updates

  • Come and meet the team at this year’s London Job Show to find out more about our latest opportunities across the business. If you can’t wait until then you could always visit our website today: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQMrE

  • Our warehouse teams work hard to make sure our stores receive all the products our customers love. We're growing fast and there's never been a better time to join the team - view our latest nationwide opportunities today! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQGHy

    WAREHOUSE CAREERS

    A Lidl distribution centre is an impressive sight. Across the UK, we have 12 enormous warehouses that make sure our stores receive all the products our customers want. We work fast and we have to be accurate. It's a 24-hour operation that relies on structure and precision.

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Lidl – Why Work For Us?


As a relative newcomer to the UK, we are proud of the progress we’ve made – not only as an organisation, but as an employer.

We owe our past and future successes to our people - without their drive, ambition and hard work we could never have become one of the fastest growing retailers in Europe.

Our goals and values resonate throughout the business, through every employee, reflected in one message. WE ARE LIDL.

This is the foundation of our Employer Brand and supports the pillars that represent our people. We are proud of our successes and performance driven, we are one team with limitless potential, we are dynamic - able to overcome obstacles and make things happen.

We have big ambitions and are still growing, with new opportunities available every day. Join Lidl UK and play your part in the next chapter of our success story.

You'll be joining a proud bunch here at Lidl. Proud of our success, proud of our growth, and proud of our commitment to achieving our goals - and you will be too. You’ll be serious about your work, but you'll be able to enjoy yourself as well.


Lidl UK is a diverse network of teams who rely on each other to get the job done. That’s why we’re not surprised to hear of the strong bonds that are made - some colleagues can even say they’ve made life-long friends at Lidl.

We’ve also had a fantastic response to our recent partnership with the NSPCC, with colleagues teaming up across the nation with fresh fund-raising ideas for the ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ programme. A chance to have fun while raising money for a good cause! Events so far include tournaments, bake sales and fancy dress days.

Other official events include the Great North Run, Cardiff Marathon and London Marathon - and we sponsor both the annual Bananaman Triathlon and Kingston Breakfast Run.

Joining Lidl UK you'll see your career grow alongside our success, in a culture you can thrive in. If you’re ready to face an exciting new challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

We are Lidl. Together, we make it happen.

BRING YOUR BEST, WE'LL DO THE REST.

We’re brave and bright as a business and that’s exactly what we’re looking for in our Graduates. We’re not looking for one type of person. Or one set of skills. We’re certainly not looking for polished abilities and tonnes of experience. What we are looking for is personality and potential. Potential to go far, do big things. And then do even bigger things.

So whether you’re a born leader, everyday adventurer, creative trailblazer or a true academic there’s a place for you here – as one of the future leaders of our business. Commitment, ambition and the raw talent are what it’s all about – and it doesn’t have to come from the classroom either. Perhaps you get stuck in on the rugby pitch, sort out the socialsat the SU, or stretch the budget to feed a houseful on a fiver.

Whatever your talent is and however you can show it off, we’re looking for that one-of-a-kind potential. Visit our Graduate Page for more Information and to apply.


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    Pros

    Great chance to prove yourself and progress
    Good team culture, lots of fun at work activities
    Pay and benefits are brilliant
    Work life balance is good - you are not expected to do overtime, if you do you accrue it to take back.

    Cons

    A lot of set processes and procedures from head office, it can be quite rigid

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Lidl Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Lidl in November 2016.

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    Online application involving my CV and any other relevant information, then a range of tests including numerical and situational reasoning which were fairly easy nothing too challenging, asked to do a phone interview after that which lasted around 15 minutes, and the next stage was an assessment centre but I didnt attend this as other roles came up

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    Reasons for Declining

    More interested in other roles I had applied for, retail wasn't for me

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