Our Bursary Programme
Get to grips with challenging, meaningful work, a broad insight into a global business, transferable skills and much more.
You’ll get a head start and gain experience across our sales and warehouse functions of our business.
High performers will have the opportunity to receive their final year fees fully expensed as well as the potential for a full time position with Lidl Northern Ireland upon graduation.
Applications for our Bursary Programme open in October/November each year and is advertised in NI University career portal's.
- University fees fully expensed for sandwich year
- Personalised training and development
- A blend of on-the-job experience and formal learning
- Real work and real experience
- Mentoring, knowledge sharing and great pay
- Opportunity to have final year fees paid
- Part-time employment during final year if desired
- Expected to be on track for at least a 2:1
- Be on a course at University which offers a sandwich year placement
- Full UK driving license
- Open minded and willing to learn at a fast pace
- Interest in Retail and/or Logistics
- Fluent in English
At Lidl we are committed to looking after you not only at work, but also in your personal life. This means that when it comes to your benefits package, we mean more than just the competitive salaries we offer. We have listed some below, but you can read about all of the various benefits we offer on our benefits page under Life at Lidl.
We're fully dedicated to your personal and professional development to help you reach your potential.
Having time off to spend however you wish is essential for your physical and mental wellbeing; to allow for relaxation and to catch up with things outside the workplace. At Lidl, we provide up to 34 days paid annual leave each year (pro rata, including Bank Holidays).
All employees are entitled to join the Lidl Pension Scheme after a qualifying period. This benefit is provided by the company allowing you to save for your retirement.
From time to time we all unforunately fall ill. In order to reduce the burden when this occurs, Lidl generously provides 20 days paid sick leave (after 6 months of service). The necessary medical certificates may be required depending on the length of leave taken.
Throughout the year, we promote wellness initiatives to support your safety and wellbeing at Lidl. Initiatives range from supporting your physical and mental health to ensuring your safety in the workplace.
We provide a generous remuneration top up for maternity and adoption leave to encourage new mothers to take that time out to bond with thei new arival. Statutory leave allows fathers to take 2 weeks leave to enjoy the arrival of their newborn or newly adopted child. At Lidl, we offer employees a generous remuneration top up to supplement this leave.
Using the Cycle to Work scheme, Lidl can help you attain a brand-new bike and safety equipment worth up to £1,000 of tax relief after a qualifying period of service. You can also utilise a salary sacrifice arrangement to pay for the bike over a 12-month period so that you can save up to 50% of the retail price.
Hosting sports & social events throughout Ireland, this club presents many opportunities to meet your colleagues through sport and become part of teams competing both internally and externally. There are annual trips abroad that are a huge success and plenty of social events throughout the year.
Alyson Ann Greer - Bursary Programme
"No day is ever boring!"
Alyson believes that the best thing about working for Lidl is that every day you face a different challenge meaning no two days are ever the same.