Rating

4.9/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.5
  • Your Impressions
    5.0

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The year consists of 6 months based in Stores where you learn how to use all the equipment and get to a stage where you are managing the team and store. As well as 6 months based in Head Office, where you are working on projects for the company on a day-to-day basis.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes, improved communication, confidence, leadership, decision making. Also office based skills, Excel, presenting.


  • 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

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, in the first 6 months we were given the responsibility of managing a team and being responsible for the store specific results. Also given projects that influence the Business performance


  • 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?
  • Had a mentor throughout, and regular updates.


  • 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

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Hard-working but supportive culture.


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

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

  • 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?
  • It was a great experience even during a turbulent year with COVID, so I very much enjoyed the placement from start to finish.


  • 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
  • Go for it! Great retail experience in a supportive, hard-working environment. However, be ready for a challenge, as the year really tests you!


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management, Retail

South West

July 2021


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