THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.
I SAY, WHY STOP THERE?
JASON, DEPUTY STORE MANAGER
LIDL AS AN EMPLOYER
In 1999, Lidl burst onto the Northern Irish grocery market and opened its first store in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. In 2000 Lidl expanded into the Republic of Ireland and has since then opened over 180 stores across the island of Ireland. What is our recipe for success? The answer is simple – our people. It is our dedicated and committed workforce that has helped us to cement our enviable position as Ireland's favourite grocery retailer.
The very first Lidl store opened in Ludwigshafen in 1973. Since then Lidl has expanded throughout Europe, now operatiing in over 30 countries, with more than 10,000 stores and over 140 Regional Distribution Centres. Lidl currently has the largest network of discount grocery retailers in Europe. Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland alone, now employs over 4,500 employees nationwide. We employee people in various capacities, from a variety of different backgrounds and with different levels of expertise.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
At Lidl, we recognise that our people are our greatest asset and that our success is hugely attributable to the commitment and dedication of our workforce. Career development and training are of major importance to us. In fact, many of our managers have successfully advanced in their careers, from starting positions in our stores. All employees are provided with the training and support they need to reach their full potential and to progress within the company. Structured, on the job training is the foundation of our training concept, giving our employees the opportunity for further development both professionally and personally. At Lidl we believe that training is the most important investment we can make in our people.
At Lidl, we take seriously our role within the communities in which we work and strive to achieve "a better tomorrow". We are proud to work with over 200 local suppliers and actively engage in communities across Northern Ireland through our charity partnerships, donation programmes and Community Works Programme. Alongside our community initiatives we are also committed responsible sourcing, protecting our environment and encouraging and developing our dedicated team of Lidl colleagues. Together, #WeAreLidl