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Lidl first opened in 1973 in Germany, and expanded to the UK in 1994. Lidl stores are famous for providing quality products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl has a range of career opportunities from store assistant and store manager to logistics, administration and HR.
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If your performance in the aptitude tests meets the requirements, the next stage in the process is either a telephone or video interview.
This is your first opportunity to speak directly with the recruitment team, so preparation is key. You may have a conference telephone call with more than one Lidl recruiter, or you may be asked to record answers to a list of questions on video.
Alternatively, the interview may be conducted via live video.
In this interview, you can expect to be asked questions about your CV and application form, including information about your previous experience and your education. You are likely to be asked questions about why you want to work at Lidl, and this is a great time to show that you have researched the company and know more about it than just the basics. Make sure you know the job description inside out and can discuss the requirements of the role.
You will also be asked a number of competency questions. These are questions that are looking for a demonstration of your strengths and skills with specific examples attached. The questions might ask about a time when you dealt with a difficult colleague or had to come up with a new idea to complete a goal.
In the telephone/video interview it is important that you answer as fully as you can, giving the best examples. You should also have prepared some thoughtful questions to ask the recruiter too, to demonstrate your interest in the role.
The final stage of the Lidl recruitment process is a half-day assessment centre. This is where a number of candidates for various roles will come together for further, face-to-face, assessment.
The assessment centre begins with a presentation about Lidl, the company goals and values, and what to expect as an employee. There is an opportunity at the end to ask questions if you need clarification or more specific information.
One of the main parts of the assessment centre is described as a group interview, but might be more recognisable as a group exercise. As there are so many candidates in attendance, you will be put into smaller groups to work on a project, where you may have to present your findings.
This might be something like building the tallest tower possible using common office implements, for example. In the group interview, the results are not usually as important as how you worked in your group. Recruiters will be assessing your communication, teamwork, leadership skills and time management.
The assessment centre is also where you will have at least one face-to-face interview. This is likely to be presented in a similar way to the telephone or video interview; a discussion of your application form, CV and cover letter, as well as competency-based questions.
Remember that a job interview is as much about seeing if you want to work for the company as it is about getting a new role, so ask questions about what it is like working at Lidl, what a normal day will look like, and what the potential is for development.
Try to relate your answers back to the company values and mission which are:
- Outstanding customer satisfaction
- Quality and value through innovation and optimisation
- Positive contributions to sustainability and local communities
- Long-term success through the investment of people
Some common interview questions during a Lidl interview you might expect to have an answer for include:
- What inspired you to apply for this role?
- What do you think are the key attributes of a successful store manager?
- What do you think sets Lidl apart from other stores?
- Describe a time when you have shown initiative?
The selection process is thorough but with preparation and practice tests, you can improve your chances of success.
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Reviews of our Lidl tests
What our customers say about our Lidl tests
May 17, 2022
Too short in time
I found that it was a little bit short to answer to all the questions, so I decided to focus on each one of them instead to do it fast.
January 09, 2022
Too much maths
The problems involved Year 6 level maths and maths which could be predicted or calculated on other programs such as Excel.
May 28, 2021
Your thinking skills have to be quick to reach a decision. You'll need to practice graph questions to understand what they mean.
May 02, 2021
What on earth?
I felt like I was applying for my pilot's licence, not to be a store assistant.
April 30, 2021
It really made me think of my managerial skills.
April 25, 2021
Useful and quite challenging
It is challenging but fun. Worth taking.
April 21, 2021
I disliked the timer and some of the questions were Kind of hard.
March 22, 2021
You need to have pen and paper when you do this kind of test. Unfortunately I didn’t have them.
United States of America
March 08, 2021
Have a headache
The questions about the phone plan were very difficult
February 20, 2021
I'm planning to work for a French Aldi and this is the closest i got to what i'll be facing