Rating

3.5/5
  • Skills
    4.3
  • Responsibilities
    4.0
  • Support & Guidance
    3.0
  • Culture
    3.0
  • Your Impressions
    3.3

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • To assist the store manager in achieving the highest possible sales in their store, whilst ensuring an efficient and co operative working environment, excellent customer service, consistent price change, strong due diligence and accurate accounts.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes. This placement provides a huge amount of exposure early on, I have improved in the following areas; Time keeping, Organisation, Presenting, Commercial Awareness, Working as a team, Working independently.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 3/5

  • 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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes. This role comes with a lot of responsibility very early on. For example; taking full responsibility for managing shifts within a month of entering store, independently working on projects, assisting an Area Manager and managing multiple stores.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • During the year it was expected that every task shown to myself had to only be shown once. After this, it was expected that I should be able to complete the task without any further 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?
  • 3/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company culture is very much focused around achieving company targets. The expectations within the company are very high and the feedback that you have to receive and provide is very direct. There is very little additional time that can be spent providing additional training, this is due to how busy management are.


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

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

  • 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?
  • I have enjoyed the placement year, this time has allowed me to improve skills that have needed development whilst also highlighting my individual strengths. I have particularly enjoyed the 6 months of project work as I have been able to take full responsibility to deliver solutions.


  • 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
  • When applying to Aldi, understand that this role has a lot of diversity throughout the year. It is extremely physical during the initial 6 months during the store time phase. It is really important to understand to the micro level details of all new tasks shown whilst completing the placement.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Retail

North West

July 2021


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