• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The role involves learning all about store operations within the business, gaining excellent insight into the popular graduate Area Manager role. You first learn to manage and run a store whilst also shadowing your Area Manager mentor. In the second half of the year you get stuck into some exciting project work. Throughout the year you are given huge amounts of responsibility which is so rewarding and fulfilling.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • You are given huge amounts of autonomy from day one which encourages you to develop your time management, organisation, communication and inter-personal skills. You will also have exposure to data handling and analysis particularly during project work developing and learning an entirely new skill-set. This role will really challenge your ability to manage people in pressurised, challenging environments and is challenging but extremely rewarding and a great career kick-starting opportunity.

  • 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


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • From day one with the business you are given extreme amounts of responsibility which can be challenging at first but ultimately provides constant opportunities to succeed and prove yourself.

  • 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?
  • I received constant and consistent support from my Area Manager mentor.

  • 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?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture is one of competition, drive and success. It feels great to be around like-minded personalities and be on the winning team!

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

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

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement with Aldi, it is the perfect placement for students who are fun, confident, hungry for success and aren't afraid of hard work!

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

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • 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
  • Aldi is extremely fast-paced and competitive which is not suited to everyone's personality so make sure you do your research and apply if you know you thrive in this environment. You are expected to work 50 hours a week which can be tough and extreme shock to the system coming from university life but the hours are worth it for the job satisfaction and fulfilment. Aldi is a great company to work for providing so many opportunities for success.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

Central London and City

July 2021

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