National IT Placement (eCommerce) 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.
  • Help manage security topics such as renewing SSL certificates, arranging penetration tests and any ad-hoc security topics. Also, support the wider business with actioning support tickets such as access requests, password resets and other BAU activities.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Increased confidence when speaking to third parties. Improved organisation skills and knowing what to prioritise. Attention to detail has been enhanced as I need to be thorough with dates and ensure we are always compliant.

  • 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?
  • I was given the right amount of responsibility, which helped me grow in confidence and motivated me to deliver high-quality work on time. Support was available to me if needed, which was very helpful and reduced stress.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Received a good amount of support from the whole team and my line manager. I could always rely on someone to give me a hand if a topic was complex or too large for me to complete.

  • 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 culture of the office is great. Allowed real friendships to develop, and I could get to know my colleagues on a personal level. Everyone was focused on getting their work done, but people were always happy to talk if needed.

  • 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?
  • I enjoyed my placement, as I learnt what it means to be a good colleague, how to deliver the best work possible, and how to conduct myself professionally. Developed many friendships within my team and knew I could reach out to them if needed.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • 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 confident during the interview, show that you are willing to do the hard work, enjoy being friendly with your colleagues, and emphasise why a good team dynamic is essential for delivering good work. Make sure to smile.

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Placement (10 Months+)

Information Technology

East Midlands

June 2023

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