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Graduate Programme, EHS & Facilities Management

LidlMain Road Tallaght, 24, Dublin€42,500 per yearFull-timeGraduate


From our Head Office to the shop floor and everywhere in between our primary goal is to create and deliver a fantastic customer journey for everyone who shops at Lidl. 

With over 7,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

Training and Development

At Lidl, we believe that training is the most important investment we can make in our people. Structured, on-the-job training is the foundation of our approach to training, giving all our employees the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. As a graduate joining our business, we know you won’t have all the answers and that’s OK with us. As the only City & Guilds/ILM Accredited Graduate Programme in Ireland, the Lidl Graduate Management Development Programme is a unique programme that is tailored for each individual graduate. Whilst on the programme you will receive a bespoke training plan designed around your career path and current skills to teach you everything you need to know about working for Lidl. You will spend some time in our stores and warehouses to gain a thorough understanding of the key business areas. The programme gives you the opportunity to enjoy both personal and professional development through on-the-job training and a blended learning approach.Throughout your training you will be supported by trainers at every level of the business. They will assist you through solid hands-on experience and formal training sessions on key topics relevant to your new role. As well as helping you learn the business from the ground up, our training programme is designed to help you expand and develop your problem solving and business management skills.

Think you have what it takes to join the Lidl team?

Facilities and EHS


Facility management is responsible for how the store is presented daily to the customer - i.e. in an inviting and attractive setting with no maintenance issues. Facility management is also responsible for installing and maintaining all of the stores technical equipment and shelving that enable our products to be retailed. We ensure that our stores are maintained and safe for our employees and the customers.

Environmental Health and Safety

The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) are responsible for developing the safety systems in head office, stores and warehouses that keep the business legally compliant with National and European Food, Fire and Health and Safety Legislation. With the support of other head office departments and regional teams, procedures and policies are developed and implemented to achieve this compliance.

Within the EHS Department there are three main areas. The successful graduate will gain experience in all these areas over the time they spend with the EHS Department, Food Safety Management, Health and Safety Management and Fire Safety Management.

Food Safety Management: Maintain correct controls and processes at store and warehouse level to ensure the products we sell are safe to consume and we adhere to our HACCP requirements.

Health and Safety Management: Think Safe, Work Safe, Be Safe is our current mission statement with regards to Health and Safety. We want all our store colleagues to understand the importance of good health and safety and the impacts that poor safety standards can have on themselves, their store colleagues and our customers. We do this by providing relevant and structured Health and Safety Training for all levels of with our business.

Fire and Emergency Management: Emergency management and planning is an important role, and we ensure we have procedures and training in place to first of all prevent emergency but also ensure we have plans in place to manage emergencies to mitigate injury and risk to the business and keep our employees and customers safe.

What you'll need

  • Qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, Food Safety, Facilities or similar
  • An expected or attained 2.1 Honours Level 8 degree
  • Full driving licence is required
  • Flexibility to travel or relocate within Ireland is required
  • Motivation and drive
  • Strong personal skills
  • Work experience or experience abroad
  • German is an advantage but not a necessity

What you'll receive

Through our salary system, we ensure pay equality across all positions at Lidl

  • €42,500 per annum pro rata
  • 20 days holidays per annum pro rata
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • City & Guilds/ILM Accredited Programme
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Responsibility for and involvement in projects with real business impact
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Bespoke training plan depending on current skills and career path
  • One-to-one coaching available from a qualified coach in the business
  • Competency assessment days to learn about your management and leadership style and how to work best with others
  • A vast array of training and development opportunities from our in-house training catalogue including Leadership Development Programmes
  • Masterclasses with renowned business experts
  • Director and graduate mentorship programme
  • Modern office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week
  • Mobile and broadband discounts with Three network

Lidl is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements, we will ensure any reasonable accommodations are implemented as part of the recruitment and selection process. We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and want to ensure that all applicants have the same opportunity regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, religious belief, political opinion or membership of the traveller community.

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