Lidl’s higher profile has allowed it to join the group of major UK retailers and created a growing recognition of its appeal as an employer of choice.
The last four years have seen Lidl steadily rise in the rankings of the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers to number 32 and in the Guardian UK 300 (the largest annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers and employers) the supermarket brand raised their ranking within the Retail Sector from a healthy 25th to an impressive 9th in their 2012/13 list.
The National Council for Work Experience last year gave Lidl the award for ‘work placement of the year 2010/11’ for long term placements employing less than 20 students (4-12 months) in companies of over 250 employees.
Accolades are important but so are continuous improvements in the range of programmes available. With a focus on employee engagement, Lidl are committed to retaining and developing talent for future leadership. Those who know Lidl see the company going from strength to strength and previous placement candidates are now vocal advocates for Lidl.
With over 590 stores and still rapidly expanding throughout the UK, Lidl are as committed to their people as they are to their customers and put their success down to the quality and hard work of those who work with them…. outstanding, committed individuals.