Aldi wants its graduates to come in as a Trainee Area Manager and run their own business within a year. It's big stuff!
A big welcome to Aldi. Day one is all about meeting your Directors and spending time with your new boss. They'll help you outline exactly what's expected from you and prepare you for that all-important year ahead.
You'll spend this time understanding your new role with an experienced colleague who will become your mentor throughout your training.
Time to roll up your sleeves. There's no point being a manager unless you know the nitty-gritty of store life. You'll be meeting colleagues, stacking shelves, getting to know Aldi's products and learning its unique approach to customer service. By week 10 you'll start to run the show.
Aldi will give you the keys to your own store. Once the detailed training's done, you'll show how you can take control, smoothly run your own £multi-million business, and motivate your team around you.
Time for a couple of weeks' well-earned holiday. And with a good wage coming in, you'll be able to holiday in style.
Aldi's huge network of stores rely on a range of support operations. During your Regional Office Training, you'll get to know its Accounts, Trading and Administration teams and the kind of issues they handle.
Two weeks to learn everything you need to know about Logistics. You'll be the key link between Logistics and Operations, so it's important to understand both sides, inside and out.
You're over halfway now, so it's time to focus on Area Manager Training. You'll learn how to run a portfolio of stores, develop teams and lead them to exceptional levels of performance.
It's holiday time again. A chance to reflect on the huge amount you've learned and feel very proud of yourself.
More Area Manager Training. You'll start to expand your specialist areas now as you master everything from financial planning to store merchandising.
Ready to look after an area? This is seven weeks of in-at-the-deep-end exposure to life as an Area Manager. You'll cover for your colleagues while they're on holiday and really put your skills to the test.
Some more rest, happy in the knowledge that you're near the finish line.
Time for your final review. Aldi will take a long, hard look at how far you've come over the year. By now, you should be fully prepared and feeling confident to take responsibility for a group of stores.
This is a graduate training programme with a difference. It throws you straight in at the deep end of retailing and it covers every aspect of management; from store operations to financial administration, from logistics to property management.
Of course, you won't be left to 'sink-or-swim', there is a full support system in place - a team that will do everything to make you a success and achieve your full potential. You'll start in store and be managing one within weeks.
You'll apply your leadership skills, commercial awareness, technical and management ability directly. And, as and when you're ready, you'll be given a multi-million pound area of 4 to 6 stores to run as if you owned it.
Progress is carefully monitored and as soon as you're ready (which could be in less than a year), you will take responsibility for four to six stores - effectively running your own multi-million euro business.
Prospects for secondment to Europe or even further afield are a reality within the first three years.