• 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 first six months involved training throughout the various positions within store. This started with learning the ropes as a store assistant, culminating with time spent as an Assistant store manager developing your own leadership style. The final six months included head office time and the task of business critical project work.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have developed many skills. These include time management, communication and leadership. The placement provided me with constant exposure and responsibility.

  • 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?
  • The level of exposure and responsibility given far exceeded my expectations. It is clear how much the company trusts you from day one when you join the business.

  • 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 was assigned my own specific mentor. They were fantastic and supported me throughout my placement. I was often provided with feedback and guidance and this has really helped me to develop and learn throughout the course of the year.

  • 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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture is very inclusive. You are immediately an integral and valued member of the team and all hard work is rewarded. Both the office team and store teams are incredibly friendly, diverse and welcoming.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

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

  • 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?
  • My placement has been the most fulfilling year of my life. I have learnt many lessons and engaged in numerous experiences that I can take with me throughout the rest of my adult life.

  • 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
  • If you are not afraid of hard work then this is the placement for you. Whatever you put into the placement year is reciprocated and hard work, passion and integrity are rewarded.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

South East

July 2021

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