Rating

4.2/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    2.5
  • Your Impressions
    4.7

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • For the first half of the placement you are based in store and as such it initially involves learning how the store runs day to dad eventually becoming and assistant store manager within a store and managing there store to the highest standard. The second half of the placement is office based so you will embark on numerous project which the company will then use to improve these KPI areas, such as inventory and wastage.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • My skillset has developed hugely since joining Aldi. I have developed hugely in a professional manner but also a personal manner. Holding professional feedback conversations with my superiors as well as people who also reported me was once a very daunting and nerve racking task. However now i can have these conversations with ease. My organisation and time management has also improved hugely due to the amount of tasks and deadline you must achieve if you are to be successful.


  • 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?
  • Huge amount of responsibility. From running the store on a day to day basis whilst being the most senior manager in the building to dealing with personnel issues within the team and my stores. Not only this but you are given large amount of responsibility in terms of, here is three weeks, here is a project, come back to me with the results and its up to you to drive yourself and your team to achieve the best you can.


  • 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?
  • An awful lot. My mentor and I had bi-weekly feedback sessions throughout my entire placement whether this was on the phone or in person.


  • 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?
  • Aldi's culture is one like no other. Task completion above everything. There is very little 'extra-curricular' if you may so as the company is so lean and efficient that it simply isn't like that. Many people enjoy this sort of culture however it is not for everyone.


  • 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?
  • 1/5

  • 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 enjoyed my placement an awful lot and learnt more than I would have ever dreamed of. It was extremely hard work at some points and there were times where it wasn't enjoyable but all jobs have that.


  • 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
  • If you're successful, work hard and you'll get what you deserve.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

North West

July 2021


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