• 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.
  • Tasks: - Ensure that scheduled code has run correctly and provide reporting support to business where needed. - Project meetings. - Streamlining and maintenance of reports to keep them up to date with business needs. - E-learning Interactions: - SQL development assistance from colleagues. - Project management discussions. Responsibilities: - Support over the reports I developed. - Covering colleagues on leave. - Assisting team mates who are over-loaded. Projects: - Large scale hardware upgrades to ALDI's reporting infrastructure. - Small/medium scale reports that various departments of the business have requested. - Excel support to areas of the business lacking developer know-how.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Soft skills: - communication - presentation - project management - time management - self reflection - work load management Hard skills: - Learnt various software tools eg: SQL Server Management Studio, MicroStrategy, Visual Studio, Excel and others. - SQL programming skills - VBA programming skills

  • 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
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I was immediately treated as an employee not an intern. Once you are settled into the language of ALDI you are assigned jobs that reflect your current understanding and skill set. You are treated and expected to become the expert in whatever you are doing so that you are able to report back in meetings in front of managers and directors.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 3/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Plenty of technical support was provided the team were always happy to help me when I was stuck with anything.

  • 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?
  • Due to Covid the company culture became for casual and personal when I joined ALDI. Remote working averaged out at 2 days a week as of July 2021. Everyone is an individual and in the office there is a heavy focus on diversity and inclusion.

  • 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?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • The immediate responsibility I was given and respect built from that helped me settle in a become very familiar with the business very quickly. Also the independence I was given by my line manager, between projects I was free to think of my own ideas for projects and develop them out with permission and support. My team were all very friendly and happy to help me with any issue at all. There was no toxic nature to my job at all which was great to see.

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

  • 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
  • Make sure to be yourself in all of the assessment phases. In the group assessment be polite, LISTEN to the other candidates and try build them up where possible. This shows you're present, a good team member and are thinking of more than just yourself. I did not think I spoke particularly well during my assessment but I was very polite to the other candidates and tried to enjoy myself throughout the day. It's a lot easier for people to gel together when you're having a good time, 2 of my group got through for the same job which I believe is quite rare but were both very calm and enjoyed ourselves.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Intelligence, Computer Science

East Midlands

July 2021

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