Industrial Placement at Aldi

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Pontefract Yorkshire and Humberside
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Retail

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7.2/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

5.5

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

As the placement is varied and covers a wide array of areas in the business, you are constantly facing new and different challenges. This ensures that you don't get bored of doing the same repetitive tasks. This meant that I enjoyed all parts of my work placement.

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Due to the high level of responsibility you are given, you are able to make a real difference. This ensures you always feel valued.

8/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

I was given regular updates and feedback from my director which involved support and guidance. These updates were very helpful but at times too infrequent. It would have been useful to have more updates with perhaps a direct leader.

6/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

While in store I was very busy, long days were constantly filled with tasks and very little down time. My time in head office was less busy. Project work allowed me to take a step back and think more critically about my work. This was a pleasant contrast to have.

8/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given projects which made a real difference to the company. While in store time, I was able to manage and run stores on my own for extended periods of time. This meant the responsibility and expectation to perform and contribute positively to the company was massive.

10/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The ability to manage my own time effectively and work to deadlines under high pressure will benefit me in my final year at university. My communication skills and leadership skills will be useful in all aspects of life, while at university and after.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Relaxed but professional allowing you to feel welcome and part of the team, but also makes you feel like you're in a business environment. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly.

9/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Overall, the placement was very structured with a 12 month overview of each department and tasks I would be completing that week. Within these weeks, there wasn't always structured organisation. Often felt lost as to who we were reporting to or where we should be.

5/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

While in store I was given workbooks, videos and one to one training with my managers. These people invested time and effort in ensuring I was trained up to the right level to successfully do my job.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Future employment prospects are very appealing with Aldi offering a highly sought after graduate scheme. They offer a good salary with brilliant perks. The area manager role is a role that I find very appealing.

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

While in store it was difficult to socialise with other IPs as we were spread across the region. While in head office, we were able to work together and socialise allowing for good working relationships.

7/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

5/10

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