Princes Trust Programme

Get into Retail (Princes Trust Programme)

We at Lidl strongly believe in investing in our people and as a market leader in discount retailing in Northern Ireland, we have formed a partnership with the Princes Trust to deliver the Get into Retail programme.

Your Profile

  • 18 – 30 years old
  • Interested in a career in Retail
  • Currently not in education, training or employment

So what’s in it for you?

  • Practical experience in a Retail environment for 4 weeks
  • Opportunities available across all of Northern Ireland
  • All training provided and completion of our internal qualification
  • Travel expenses provided throughout the programme
  • Boost your employability skills

Programme Structure

Taster Sessions: This is an information session for anyone interested in the programme and it includes: programme plan, benefits, outlines commitment and expectations and Lidl company information. Interviews are then carried out in the afternoon with a PT representative and Lidl hiring managers. The interviews are informal, lasting 10 mins long.

Selection Session: Interviewed applicants are then selected and assigned to stores in their locality. Each year Lidl takes an average of 32 young people (More than 50% interviewed) into the programme. To date we have supported 150 young people on the programme since May 2014.

Lidl Induction: 1 day training session which encompasses all relevant company information, procedures and distribution of resources.

Store Induction: Introduction to store which includes an onsite walk of the shop floor, meet and greet the with team.

Store training: 4 weeks in store with varied shifts and training across the various store departments.

Employability training: 2 days training to enhance employability skills. The focus of the training is centred around employability skills and personal effectiveness.

  • Celebration Event: Combining all stakeholders to celebrate the participant programme completion to recognise efforts and development.
  • Progress Sessions: in partnership with the PT we monitor progress through weekly contact.

Recruitment takes place twice a year in March & October



Contact the Princes Trust today on:

Call Freephone: 0800 842 842


Text: “Call me” to 07983385418