Industrial Placement Student at Aldi

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Swindon South West
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Business Management Retail

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5.7/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
5.6

Socialising

3.2

The Role

Role Description

Industrial Placement Student on ALDI's General Management Scheme

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

I have really enjoyed the year that I have spent with ALDI on their Industrial Placement Scheme. It has been challenging and tough at times, but on the whole it has been rewarding and enjoyable.

8/10

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

I have felt very valued by my colleagues this year. A lot of the year is spent in stores/training, but you still have opportunities make an impact and add valuable contribution.

7/10

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

There were definitely times when there could have been more support/guidance given. I found that during my store time there was a lot of support and guidance from my mentor, but the time I spent in Head Office went relatively unsupervised and there was a distinct lack of communication.

3/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This really varies. During store time I was extremely busy and I could work up to 60 hour weeks. Things in Head Office are a little bit more relaxed, you are given a project to work on so it really depends what you want to do with your time and how much you want to achieve.

8/10

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

You're given a lot of responsibility on the ALDI placement scheme. In store you can end up being one of the only managers on shift, and in Head Office you take responsibility for your own project and the results you deliver.

9/10

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

You learn a lot from the ALDI Industrial Placement scheme, and all of the skills are transferable. The training can be tough, sometimes you are thrown in at the deep end, but your own personal development is incomparable.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere was good, however myself and another IP spent a lot of time by ourselves in a separate office which meant that we didn't really get to know the other office staff too well.

4/10

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

The placement scheme is relatively well organised but there is definitely room for improvement. There were quite a few times when we had no idea what was going on and we were often given deadlines with only a couple of days turnaround.

5/10

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

Training and development during store time is really good - you learn a lot and there's so much to take out of it at the end. There is little/no training in Head Office, so it's really what you make out of it.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
5/10

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

Very appealing - I am hopeful to come back and to continue my career with ALDI. It gives you a lot of scope for development and progression.

9/10

Social

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

Whilst I got on well with the other placement students and we did occasionally organise meals out, the company didn't really arrange anything for us specifically.

4/10

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

Cost of living and socialising was relatively low. You earn a good wage, so it's very manageable.

7/10

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

No nightlife really in Swindon, and we wouldn't have time to enjoy it much anyway!

1/10

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

Hardly any opportunities going and I didn't really find that I had much free time. I missed out on a lot of events, like friends' 21st birthdays.

1/10

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