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Are you the Management Undergraduate of the Year?

We're searching Irish universities to find the outstanding Management Undergraduate of the Year. We are looking for students who have an aptitude for customer service, flexibility, a strong work ethic, are adaptable, have great communication and demonstrate leadership potential.


You could win three one-to-one mentoring sessions with Lidl's HR Director, €300 worth of vouchers and a Lidl hamper! The lucky winner will gain valuable networking opportunities and the chance to experience different aspects of the retail business from an industry leader.

To enter you need to:

  • Be an undergraduate student with an interest in management in the retail sector as a future career
  • Be in your penultimate year at university
  • Expected 2:1 or higher
  • Be willing to organise your own visa/work permit if based outside of the EU.

What makes an award winner?

The winner, throughout the process, will have demonstrated the personal qualities that we look for in our graduates and undergraduates. We’re not looking for a ready-made manager and we aren’t concerned with which university or college you attend. We want to know more about you as a person.

You will:

  • Be interested in a future career in management
  • Be driven by the desire to achieve results
  • Have a knack for customer service and great communication skills. This could be through either through a part-time job or your role as a representative for your university/college department or society
  • Be able to tell us how you have gained skills and knowledge from any work experience, previous internships, volunteering, extracurricular activities and university societies
  • Perhaps have had previous leadership roles or positions of responsibility
  • Can demonstrate that you have done your research on Lidl.

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer three questions set by Lidl.

Must be completed by 14.02.22

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit two online tests designed exclusively by our partner SHL.

Must be completed by 14.02.22

Submit by 14.02.22

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 14 February 2022.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 14 March 2022.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by Lidl.

This will involve a virtual or face-to-face assessment centre.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 14 April 2022, where the award winners will be announced!

Lidl and the Management Undergraduate of the Year Award

Lidl is partnering with the Management Undergraduate of the Year Award because we believe in offering undergraduates the opportunity to tap into their management potential and develop their skills set.

By applying for this award you will have the opportunity to experience what a graduate recruitment process actually looks and feels like – from the application stage through to, if successful, an assessment centre. You will also get the opportunity to network and get hints and tips from the talent acquisition team at Lidl.

Our top ten students will have the experience networking with all the other finalists and this brings invaluable experience.

Find out more about us and our graduate opportunities here.

Entry criteria