1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role varies from day to day. Usually i come in at 6am and sometimes i will book in some goods then get my headset on and do 3/4 orders for different stores. When i have finished picking i will then come off and do my repacks which is putting odd goods into crates to send to stores. I will then do a pallet count at the end of the shift and date check with one of the managers.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have been trained on a picking truck which was a 2 hour training course and test at the end. I have gained many personal skills as i have learnt how to speak to people in the appropriate manor so i would say i have gained more communication skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy the work because it is different each day and i have a number of different jobs throughout the day and they are different from day to day. I also enjoy the company of my team as we all work very well togeter. The job has exceeded my expectations and i enjoy it very much.
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
I feel very valued by Aldi as the managers always tell me how well im doing and give me regular feedback how if i carry on i will go far in the business. I am asked regularlly to be involved in tasks by different managers doing different tasks, this makes me feel valued because it shows i am doing well in the company if i am being approached by a number of different managers. So overall i feel i am valued within Aldi.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My induction was very well structured as we spent a full day going through everything i needed to know and what the job was about. The organisation of the training was also very good as when we first started i had my truck training straight away and my pick by voice training so i could get started on picking straight away too. I feel the studying could have been a bit more organised by the training provider at the beginning but that has changed since. My meetings with the training provider have always been well organised by the managers. Overall my programme is well organised by Aldi.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My tutor from the training provider is very good and supportive as if i ever need to talk about an issue i have i can just phone him and he will get back to me as soon as he can. I can access where i am up to very quickly too because it is all online and i have a copy of where im up to in a portfolio online. The training provider cares about how we are doing and is always interested in what we have learnt and how we are finding the experience. As a whole i would say i am enjoying the experience so far.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
i recieve support from my manager when i need it and they are always there to listen to me and support me when needed. There is always someone available to support me if my manager isnt in so i would say the support given by aldi and the training provider is very good.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I would say the salary is good because it is more than the national minimum wage for apprentices and the wage varies from month to month as it is optional to do overtime
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
job security and there is chance to be involved in a 3 year apprenticeship with aldi
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
confidence, willing to learn, team player and likes to work as part of a team.
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