• 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.
  • My role has changed dramatically throughout the past year of working at Aldi. I was a fully trained member of staff in regards to working in the store, being able to run one of the stores as an acting Store Manager for 2 weeks. Out with store however, I have been shadowing various Area Managers, learning what it takes to manage an area of 3-5 stores and usually over 100 employees.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have been able to utilise a wide range of organisational, personnel, administrative and most importantly managerial skills. Another aspect of my personal skills which has developed considerably is my work ethic and becoming more confident in myself. Aldi has taught me how to achieve the highest level of efficiency in everything you do and this is something I will most definitely apply further into my studies when returning to university.

  • 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 main aspect of this past year which I have enjoyed the most was the sheer amount of responsibility and trust placed upon Aldi’s placement students. I feel that due to the vast amount of independence which was expected from myself throughout all areas of this past year has helped me to enhance my individual abilities considerably.

  • 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?
  • Every person I worked with couldn't have been more accommodating or helpful. You are matched with an Area Manager Mentor who is extremely helpful and supportive as a first point of contact throughout your training. When training in store, you are working intimately with different people from all backgrounds, who all want to see you succeed as much as you do and they all offer loads of support and guidance in everything you do.

  • 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 general company culture within Aldi is completely revolved around it's people. Working at Aldi has not only highlighted but also emphasised how important a business’s people are to the overall success of the company. What you give at Aldi, you get back. I have met so many amazing, inspirational individuals and teams of people who have contributed to the enrichment of my placement year.

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

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

  • 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?
  • Working with Aldi throughout the past year has been one of the best experiences of my academic career so far. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Aldi team, as it has allowed me to develop my personal and interpersonal skills dramatically.

  • 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
  • Aldi is a company in which they expect you to work extremely hard and in doing so you will reap the benefits considerably. The main point of advice I would give is to take down as many notes as possible and ask every silly question because there is a lot to learn and sometimes it can be a little daunting. However, everyone is there to help, so don't be scared!

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Retail, Business Management


July 2021

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