• 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.
  • Area manager shadowing. Store time - training from store assistant up to assistant store manager. Grading during store time alongside training. Area cover - cover an area manager and their four stores. Project work - Christmas trading project, recruitment, warehouse capacity and MUP audit. SOD updates/days out - regular formal meetings where feedback and SMART goals are created for the next rotation.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Confident communication Leadership Excel Store management Use of Aldi systems Area management Recruitment strategies and interview techniques Trading role and requirements Professionalism

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 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
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Lots of responsibility from very early on. High expectations and extremely rewarding. Treated at area managers in training (as if the year is a trial of the area manager graduate scheme itself).

  • 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?
  • Assigned a mentor where frequent updates were held and was a vey useful means of asking questions. Direct and personnel leaders offer clarity as to who should be providing which training and when. Much training is guided by the placement student as Aldi encourage you to 'drive your own training'. Very independent and requires drive and passion to succeed.

  • 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?
  • Conservative and flat organisational business structure. General atmosphere of support but and extremely fast-paced and reactive sector with a tight focus on results.

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

  • 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?
  • My placement has been very rewarding and equipped me with the skills to approach any new business environment.

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

  • 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
  • Be prepared to work hard and be resilient. Take each opportunity provided and continue to drive training to be successful.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management


July 2021

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