I used to be a manager at quite a well-known retailer for about seven-and-a-half years. So applying for Aldi was a big step for me – I was actually quite apprehensive at first. But I’m so glad I did. Yes, it can be challenging, but the sense of achievement and reward you get from the business is fantastic. Plus, the training and support helps you take on any challenge. Aldi’s such an amazing place to be – particularly as an Area Manager. If you’re looking for responsibility and autonomy, you definitely get it here.
Having previously been a manager, I already had a lot of experience. But the structured training plan put me through so many different scenarios that really enhanced my leadership skills. The main thing that I learnt was how to tailor my approach. You work with so many people, all with different experiences, strengths and development needs. I now know how to get the right results from every one of my colleagues, in the best way possible.