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ALDI Australia

  • > 100,000 employees

Area Manager Graduate (Rolling Intake)


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Start your career at ALDI where you'll shape strategies and enjoy a balanced work-life with competitive perks!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
AUD 99,200 - 159,900 / Year

including super + car (including running expenses)

Start Date

Application dates

Applications Close
30 May 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Business Administration
Office Studies
Project Management
Business Information Systems
Retail & Merchandising
Marketing & Advertising

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights


  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
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About ALDI Careers

ALDI takes pride in positively impacting people worldwide by providing high-quality products at affordable prices. Since its debut in the Australian grocery sector in 2001, ALDI has expanded to nearly 600 stores and 8 distribution centers across six states.

Your role

As an ALDI’s Graduate Area Manager, you will undergo an 18-month training program specifically designed to develop the leaders of tomorrow. You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the business, lead successful teams, and participate in exciting projects. On successful completion of the Graduate Program, you’ll take on the role of Area Manager, running 5-6 stores in a multi-million-dollar business as if it were your own.

What does the role involve?

  • Recruit, train, motivate, and develop store staff to reach their full potential
  • Planning and efficiently managing your daily workload for all store targets and resources
  • Ownership of and clear accountability for business deliverables
  • Use initiative to control, manage, and continually improve the quality and efficiency of work
  • Ensure that people adhere to all ALDI controls, policies, procedures, and guidelines

Training & development

Working at ALDI Careers presents challenges such as tight deadlines, rapid growth, and high expectations. However, all employees participate in comprehensive training programs to ensure success. These programs are rigorous but provide everything needed to achieve career goals, with tailored programs for every role.

Salary & benefits

Benefits that matter:

  • $99,200 - $159,900 including super + car (including running expenses)
  • A comprehensive training program with your own mentor for support
  • High levels of trust, responsibility, and autonomy, so you can build your own work schedule
  • Opportunity to problem-solve real business challenges
  • Enjoy 5 weeks of annual leave to pursue your passions outside of work
  • The basic equipment to help you perform your role - iPhone, laptop, and fully expensed company car from day one
  • Support during life’s most important moments including paid parental leave, superannuation on parental leave, up to 5 days paid compassionate leave, natural disaster leave, emergency services leave, etc
  • An Employee Assistance Program that you and your immediate family can use which is 100% free and confidential
  • Complimentary access to free physiotherapy to treat non-work related aches, pains, or niggles
  • Opportunities to contribute to companywide projects, move laterally into other roles in the business, and embark on international assignments
  • Working with a retailer who has been recognised as an Employer of Choice (as voted in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018)
  • Access to wellness programs such as discounted gym memberships, discounted health insurance, and more

Career progression

ALDI Careers operate like an equation: you contribute, they reward. Entitlement is replaced by merit, guided by values of simplicity, consistency, and responsibility. ALDI acknowledges dedication and hard work, offering attractive financial incentives and opportunities for advancement within Australia's top retail enterprise.

To learn more about how working at ALDI can help you progress in your career, watch the video below.

Work life balance

ALDI provides flexible work options, including a hybrid model for office-based employees allowing them to work from home two days per week. Additionally, a variety of well-being benefits are offered, including discounted gym memberships, complimentary physiotherapy services, free flu vaccinations, and more, aimed at supporting employees to achieve their best.

Culture & vibe

ALDI prioritizes Inclusion over Diversity, believing it to be foundational. Without inclusion, diversity lacks significance. Inclusion guarantees that individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are not only embraced but also esteemed, respected, and granted equal opportunities to engage and contribute. At ALDI, it's Inclusion first, embodying the essence of being Good Different.

About you

To be eligible for the program, candidates must have completed either a bachelor’s or master’s degree within the last two years, demonstrating academic excellence through transcripts. ALDI expects graduates to effectively plan and manage their time to achieve goals, exhibit supportiveness and approachability in team development and leadership, and demonstrate flexibility in relocating throughout the state during the training and placement period.


  • Area Managers for NSW and ACT
  • A person with a bachelor’s or master’s degree (any discipline)
  • Must be willing to relocate within NSW and ACT area as per business requirements
  • A proactive seeker of feedback who fosters personal and team growth through reflection and continuous improvement
  • A clear, impactful communicator who informs, inspires, motivates, and influences others to drive team success
  • An inclusive collaborator who actively consults resolves conflict as it arises, and appreciates alternative perspectives and opinions
  • A decision maker who shows ownership by making informed decisions, executing efficiently, and taking responsibility for results
  • A change catalyst who embraces and navigates change with enthusiasm, looks for improvements and effectively supports team members in implementing changes


The following sources were used in researching this page

  • aldicareers.com.au
  • aldicareers.com.au/benefits-that-matter
  • aldicareers.com.au/inclusion-and-diversity

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Business Administration
Office Studies
Project Management
Business Information Systems
Retail & Merchandising
Marketing & Advertising

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.




Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident

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