Rating

4.6/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    3.5
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Working in a store, driving sales and achieving KPIs as well as working on projects that impact the wider business.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • My leadership, communication and team working skills have all been developed through testing them in various business scenarios.


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

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

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

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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • A high amount of responsibility including running stores, opening and closing, managing a safe, and leading a team of 30.


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

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Aldi provided a mentor who helps development, feeding back to help you improve. The other managers at the company also dedicate their time to developing your understanding and skills.


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

  • 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?
  • The culture is fast-paced and at times stressful, but this helps develop a strong culture and team working environment. The individual members of the team are always willing to help and support each other and you.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 3/5

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

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • The placement was the best academic and professional decision I’ve ever made. The development I can see in myself is invaluable, both professionally and as a person.


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

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

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

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


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Aldi
  • Be prepared to work hard but the rewards are easy to notice and provide a sense of accomplishment.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Retail, Business Management

North West

July 2021


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