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Prince's Trust (NI)

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Prince's Trust (NI)

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

Email: outreachNI@princes-trust.org.uk

Text: “Call me” to 07983385418

"It's helped improve my employability!"

Danielle has worked for Lidl for 4 years and joined through the Get Into Retail Prince’s Trust Programme which helped her develop her skills within retail!

Danielle Brush - Prince's Trust

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