General Management Industrial Placement at Aldi

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

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6.5/10

The Role
7.7
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

4.5

The Role

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

This placement is extremely rewarding. If you fully commit to the year I have no doubt that you will enjoy and get so much out of it. I have without doubt improved in every aspect as a person.

9/10

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

Extremely valued. From the minute you start the placement you feel part of the Aldi family. You will receive constant feedback from store managers and have constant communication with your mentor and Director.

10/10

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

As above you become fully trained on all processes with clear action plans in place throughout the year. I had regular weekly updates with both the Store Manager and Area Manager of the stores I was training in. I also had bi-monthly updates with my Director and throughout the year updates with the MD.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Very busy - it is Aldi! It was a good busy though, never was I sat twiddling my thumbs thinking what to do next. The hours, days and weeks fly by no matter if it is during store time, out with Area Managers or when completing project work. There is always things to learn and get yourself stuck in to.

7/10

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

I would argue that there is no placement out there that offers as much responsibility as this. Within two months I was running shifts and managing a team of 20/30 people. When out with Area Managers, if they think you are good they will provide you with a lot of responsiblity, to effectively have a massive say in running their area. Then when on project work we were given even more responsibility on a regional level and often reporting in to directors with tasks required with short deadlines and to a significant standard.

10/10

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

Without a doubt I have developed all skills. When returning to study my degree I will have been 'Aldified'. I imagine my time management and dedication to my degree will be massively improved.

5/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I was not in head office very often due to COVID-19 however in store the atmosphere in the office is friendly and most of the store staff want to see you achieve the best you can.

6/10

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

Very well. At the start of the year we were given an action plan for the whole year. We knew where we would be every day of the year placement. There is some room for change to suit the needs of the business and due to the pandemic, however it was always well organised.

10/10

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

A lot. I was set up on an action plan and had a lot of training throughout my year. This involved online training but mainly was face-to-face training.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
5/10

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

Significant. I believe that if you do very well on the placement year there is the opportunity to come back as a Trainee Area Manager and also there are grad jobs even if you do not do the IP year. I am still waiting to find out if I have got the job.

8/10

Social

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

Limited due to how busy we were. However I got on very well with my fellow placement student and would class him as a good friend now.

5/10

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

I lived in Leeds in a student house. It would be the same as uni.

5/10

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

Its Leeds so very good - however you won't have too much spare time to go clubbing!

3/10

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

Limited, but if you wanted to set up a charity event this is encouraged to support Teenage Cancer Trust.

5/10

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