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Lidl launches £2m degree programme for managers

Lidl is offering managers the opportunity to complete a university degree as part of a £2 million annual investment programme
Gareth McKeown

RETAIL giant Lidl is offering managers the opportunity to complete a university degree as part of a £2 million annual investment programme.

Lidl has 40 places up for grabs on its all-new management degree programme, which will provide retail and logistics managers the opportunity to attain a Ulster University degree, while receiving on-the-job experience and a full salary.

The growing retailer is seeking retail and logistics managers who have a minimum of two years' experience to be part of its inaugural ‘Feed Your Mind' programme. Representing an annual investment of £2m by the company, the programme offers positions across Lidl's 190+ stores and warehouses across the island of Ireland.

Starting in October, the programme offers a two-year fixed-term contract across the roles of deputy store manager or deputy logistics manager and is open to both external applicants and existing Lidl managers.

Delivered in conjunction with Ulster University and Irish Times Training, the two-year programme will expose applicants to the company's retailer approach as well as providing a university accredited foundation degree in Management Practice with Specialism in Retail.

Maeve McCleane, director of human resources at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, said the degree programme is an "exceptional opportunity".

“The programme offers a unique opportunity to not only secure paid employment, but have access to a fully funded degree opportunity. Lidl has a very clear vision for success within the global retail industry and we want the most skilled and talented team possible on our journey.” For further information and to apply for the programme, visit jobs.lidl-ni.co.uk

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