Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Lidle Cover Letter Template (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]

 

Manager’s Name
Company Name
Number and Street Name
Town
Postcode
Manager’s Phone No.
Manager’s Email

Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Manager’s Name],

I’m no stranger to Lidl as I’ve been a customer for many years. I witness your assistants’ outstanding service on a regular basis, which is why I keep returning. Therefore, I’m thrilled to apply for the Customer Assistant position at your Bedford store currently advertised on careers.lidl.co.uk. With 3+ years’ experience and a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service, I’m confident that I’d be a great addition to your team.

I’m presently a customer assistant at Sainsbury’s, where I’ve been recognised for my exemplary work ethic and prompt, tactful assistance. In my role, I help 20+ customers every hour while unpacking stock and constantly ensuring the quality and freshness of products on the shelves. I particularly take pleasure in helping people find the right ingredients for dinner as I know the joy a warm meal can bring after a day of hard graft.

Throughout my tenure, I’ve demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, which are evidenced by the following achievements:

  • Drove 17% reduction in bakery wastage within 6 months of hire by identifying the most popular items and topping up the bakery accordingly
  • Contributed to increasing the online review score from 4.3 to 4.7 out of 5 since joining the store two years ago

I marvel at how highly you value and treat both your customers and employees at Lidl. Becoming part of such an organisation is certainly an exciting prospect. I would love to discuss the position with you soon, and you may reach me at 07555 555 555 or yourname@gmail.com to arrange an interview. Please note that I’m available in the afternoon and evening on most days, and the soonest I can start the job is in three weeks.

Thank you for taking the time to review my application.

Yours sincerely,

 

[Your Name]

 


How to write your cover letter for Lidl

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

If you’re applying to work for Lidl, you’ve likely read the supermarket’s application tips and requirements. These guidelines are a great starting point, but if you’re still unsure what to include in your cover letter for Lidl, we’ve put together four tips that show exactly how to catch the recruiter’s attention:

Lidl’s guidelines also note that you need to ensure ‘your CV is well-structured and the layout easy to follow…’ We suggest using a good CV creator that automatically structures your CV for you to meet this requirement.

1. Write an attention-grabbing opening paragraph

Lidl says to start your cover letter with a standout opening paragraph. According to Lidl’s application tips, the recruiter will be most curious about why you’re interested and qualified to work for them, especially if your reason is tied to research you’ve done about Lidl.

Lidl advises that you focus your research on “what you find interesting or surprising or impressive” about them. They don’t want you to simply give them facts you found on their Wikipedia page.

So, go through the Lidl website and social media profiles, read the job advert again, and find something that excites you about working for Lidl. Then, describe your excitement and most relevant experience in 2–3 sentences.

Lidl also wants to know which job you’re applying for and where you saw the job posting. Put that information in your first paragraph too.

Here’s an example of a good opening to a cover letter for Lidl:

I saw on LinkedIn that Lidl and I have a common passion for mentoring apprentices. I’ve loved helping entry-level customer service associates at my current job grow into supervisory roles and am eager to continue doing so for you. That’s why I’m applying for your open Store Manager position, which I found on ZipRecruiter for your Burrfield Road store in Portsmouth.

2. Include examples of your work experience and skills with data

To get an interview at Lidl, your covering letter needs to include examples of how your skills and experience make you a great match for their open position. But every applicant who took the time to read Lidl’s application tips knows to do that, so make your examples stand out with hard numbers.

Including data with your examples lets Lidl know exactly what you’re capable of. Below is an example of relevant experience on a cover letter for Lidl. The first example is unimpressive because it doesn’t offer any data, but the second example includes data that’s sure to impress the Lidl recruiter:

Unimpressive

Throughout my tenure, I’ve demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, which are evidenced by the following achievements:

  • Drove reduction in bakery wastage by identifying the most popular items and topping up the bakery accordingly
  • Contributed to increasing the online review score

Impressive

Throughout my tenure, I’ve demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, which are evidenced by the following achievements:

  • Drove 17% reduction in bakery wastage within 6 months of hire by identifying the most popular items and topping up the bakery accordingly
  • Contributed to increasing the online review score from 4.3 to 4.7 out of 5 since joining the store two years ago

3. End your cover letter for Lidl with a bang

Lidl’s website lets you know exactly how to end your cover letter:

We suggest starting your final paragraph by expressing your excitement to take the next step in the hiring process (ending on a positive note) and desire to discuss why you’re a good fit (leaving them intrigued and eager to find out more).

Lidl also wants to know when you can interview and (potentially) start working for them, so include those times along with your contact information.

This is an example of how to end your cover letter for Lidl:

I marvel at how highly you value and treat both your customers and employees at Lidl. Becoming part of such an organisation is certainly an exciting prospect. I would love to discuss the position with you soon, and you may reach me at 07555 555 555 or yourname@gmail.com to arrange an interview. Please note that I’m available in the afternoon and evening on most days, and the soonest I can start the job is in three weeks.

4. Proofread your Lidl covering letter

Lidl values attention to detail, so proofread your covering letter before you submit it. To ensure you’ve removed any typos or misspellings:

  • set your cover letter aside for at least an hour, and then edit it with fresh eyes
  • run your word processor’s spell check, and paste your letter into a free online editor like Grammarly
  • ask a friend to check for any errors you might’ve missed

Unsure how long your cover letter should be? Lidl specifically states that you should make your cover letter a maximum of one page long, so edit to ensure it fits on a single page.


Aaron Case
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Aaron Case

Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior CV Expert at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec, Capitalism.com, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.