Aldi - Graduate Area Manager - Darlington - North East

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£44,000 + benefits
North East, Yorkshire, Nationwide, Darlington
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All graduates enter the business on their Area Manager Graduate Programme. It’s gained a reputation for being tough, and rightly so. Graduates have an enormous amount of responsibility very early on and after 12 months, they’ll take control of a multi-million pound area of three to four stores. Graduates receive incredible support throughout their training, with a dedicated mentor and regular one-to-one sessions with talented colleagues.

It’s the perfect introduction to Aldi and a superb foundation for future success. It gives graduates a wider lens to make critical business decisions later on in their journey. Two to three years into the programme, secondments are available with many graduates having the chance to spend time in other parts of the UK, the US or even Australia. After five or so years as an Area Manager, high-performing graduates can then move into a Director role within (for example) Buying, Finance or Operations.

Aldi is built on an attitude. It’s about never giving up; always striving for smarter, simpler ways of doing things. They’re a business with integrity: they’re fair to their partners and suppliers, and everything they do is for the benefit of their customers and their people. They look for graduates who are incredibly hardworking with a positive, ‘roll their sleeves up’ attitude. Those who join Aldi will blend intellect with a practical, business-focused mindset as they achieve impressive results with a world-class team.

There’s full support and exceptional training to furnish you with all kinds of knowledge – from Employment Law and Recruitment, to Operations and Health & Safety. But the reasons why we pay such a generous salary (£44,000 to £75,360) is because we need you to be confident, fearless and ready to take on any challenge. You’re not motivated by money though. For you it’s a matter of personal pride, the feeling that you’ve pushed yourself and achieved more than you ever imagined.

What you can expect in return:
• A £44,000 starting salary (which rises in stages to £76,495 after 4 years)
• A fully-expensed Audi A4/BMW 3 Series
• Opportunities to travel the world
• A Health & Lifestyle package
• Training & Support
• Pension
• Your own £multi-million business



We have an individual approach to business which demands exceptional standards of management, if you meet these standards your career could grow as quickly as this company has.

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