Retail Management Placement Review

by Aldi

Best Student Employer


  • 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.
  • Management, analysis, operational skills, people management, admin, recruitment, health and safety


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • People management, performance management, business application and analysis, knowledge of business KPI's, Interviewing and recruitment skills, supervision, training, project skills, presentation skills

  • 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?
  • Aldi gives you lots of responsibility from the get go. Within 3 weeks of your store management training you will be a deputy store manager helping to run, open, close the store. After a couple months of training you'll be running the store yourself. When you have completed your store management training you'll be with your area manager learning the skills and operations of their role. After a few weeks you'll be leading interviews, meetings, completing checks etc. by yourself.

  • 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?
  • The Aldi placement scheme has a very structured and well thought through training plan to provide you with all the support and resources you need for your training/learning throughout the year.

  • 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?
  • Supportive, hard-working, fun, friendly atmosphere.

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

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • 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 enjoyed all of it. Exciting, fulfilling, busy, effective, developmental year.

  • 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
  • Be yourself

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Placement (10 Months+)

Business Management

South West

May 2023

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