Rating

3/5
  • Skills
    3.3
  • Responsibilities
    3.0
  • Support & Guidance
    4.0
  • Culture
    2.0
  • Your Impressions
    3.3

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Reporting, assisting on Aldi's Health and Fairly Traded policies, liaison with international CR teams


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 3/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes - a lot more than any of my friends doing placement years


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 3/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • This varied depending on whom it was I needed support from. You are given a mentor when you start at Aldi - they were my rock for general support and guidance.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • I'd describe the culture as traditional and very corporate. My placement was massively affected by the pandemic so the atmosphere is hard to grasp when working from home but generally it is positive. You will be expected to work to a high standard and at times.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 1/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 3/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Overall I enjoyed my placement year. It has been challenging but also rewarding. The jobs that I have done have varied massively to my expectations when starting the company, and I do wish that I had been consistently given more meaningful work as supposed to coordinating/ ad-hoc tasks. Nevertheless, my soft skills and knowledge of the company have grown massively.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 3/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Aldi
  • 3/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Aldi
  • Make a list of what you want to get out of your time at Aldi to review and ensure you're getting what you want out of the experience. You will be the driver behind your placement.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

West Midlands

July 2021


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