Management 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.
  • A variety of roles will be covered from working in stores to area manager responsibilities which includes overseeing numerous different stores. You will also have a chance to attend events, work on projects and lead your own research.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes, lots of new management skills including communication, organisation and self- management.

  • 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?
  • 4/5

  • 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?
  • Yes, you are expected to take on responsibilities of an assistant manager in stores so you will be responsible for the entire store. This includes running the shifts by yourself, opening and closing the shop, counting the safe value and managing colleagues in each shift.

  • 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?
  • Regular updates with the directors and weekly contact with my line manager who was always very helpful with any requests. In stores, store managers were very knowledgeable and helpful too.

  • 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?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The company is constantly changing so it was a very fast paced and intense atmosphere. Great if you like change and are open to new developments.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

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

  • 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 year, although tough at times, where a lot of skills have been learnt. Amazing opportunity to be responsible for a variety of people and projects. Definitely teaches you how to manage people and gives you the confidence that you can be a successful manager. Overall, great experience and enjoyed the whole 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 open to change! There was constant new developments and projects which I got involved with throughout the year despite not being on my initial ‘training plan’.

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Placement (10 Months+)



May 2023

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