retail apprentice at Aldi

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Manchester/Stockport
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

9.0/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

I am currently working as a store assistant training to be a manager. my daily task involve: working the mix, working the chiller, produce or bread. My tasks will usually change daily, also I have recently started on a till so that is more responsibility I have to take. I interact with people on a daily basis helping them around the shop floor and listening to any problems they have.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

The qualification I am working towards is retail management. I have learnt a lot from this experience for example how you need to interact with people, the rotation of products, the different expectations which the managers have and also the targets I have set which I aim to achieve.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

In all honesty the job did meet my expectations because I expected that it wasn't going to be easy and it wasn't. There is a lot of responsibility involved and also a lot of pressure which you need to be able to deal with. I do enjoy the job, because at the end of the day a jobs a job so I cant really complain, its a very pro active environment I am constantly doing something which is good. The work and jobs which are set are very challenging but with the team I have I am able to do the all of jobs to the best of my ability.

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4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?

8/10

My managers give me honest feedback which gives me areas I need to improve on, as there's always room for me to improve. My involvement is usually very good I always feel involved in work I am given. Sometimes I think I could be given more recognition for the jobs I do which sometimes go unnoticed but most of the time its not a problem

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

The Induction, training, support, etc. Is all very good everything has never really been an issue.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

9/10

My tutor comes in every month and sets me work for the next visit. I think her guidance is very good and I feel I can talk to her about most things.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

8/10

I feel from the employer I do get support however sometimes I think that there could be a little bit more.

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7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

10/10

Anything to do with money at Aldi is fantastic! couldn't ask for anymore.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

7/10

Aldi is my first job so I don't have much to say for this question.

9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

Because not only is the money side of things fantastic also the job in general is a great way of meeting new people and improving your confidence. It also open a lot more opportunities for you in the future.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *

Make sure you have passed maths! so that when counting change on the till you are able to do this easily. Don't take the job lightly make you give 110% every time you walk out on that shop floor! Also confidence is key when meeting people and dealing with problems.

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