2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
You are well aware of where you stand with your colleagues due to the open nature of the working environment. Through constant feedback you are able to understand the appreciation that you get from your colleagues.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
My mentor throughout the year could not have been more supportive, both on a personal and a professional level.
The hardest time of the placement is when you spend tim ein store. By building good relations with your management team you are able to get the support you need.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
Although i have graded this question near to too busy, this is not a bad thing. I believe that the exposure to such a busy and fast paced environment allows you to develop fast and learn things quicker.
There were never enough hours in the day but it made the experience a lot more enjoyable.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was never expecting to have as much responsibility as i got. Aldi puts a lot of trust in you by giving you so much responsibility.
For example, there have been days in store where the store manager has been off for a week and i have been the senior manager in the store for that week. This means that i have been responsible for a store that turns over hundreds of thousands of pounds each week and been responsible for over 30 staff.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
I think the maturity that Aldi has taught me will be useful when going back to university in terms of my prioritisation of time.
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