1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
The job title is Management Apprentice, the daily tasks vary depending on what shift you're working either AM, PM or Ordering. However the goal with each shift is the same which is to run the store successfully making sure there is a 100% availability at all times, completing performance management & interacting with customers whether is be helping them on the shop floor or dealing with complaints.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
In the first year of my apprenticeship I gained my qualifications in Retail and now I'm working towards my qualification in Retail Management. The skills that I have developed is people & time management. Also in my year 2 my confidence has improved tenfold.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy coming to work, interacting with my team and following the high standards expected from Aldi.
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
I feel very valued by Aldi, the support from the staff is incredible there is always someone to turn to with issues whether it be personal or performance and I'm always given reign with any projects or proposals that I bring to the table.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is well thought out and structured with monthly visits from my college tutor to discuss and go through my targets.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Aaron my tutor is always available via email if I ever need anything.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
We have some great members of the management team with a wealth of experience who are always available and willing to help.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is very good I can't have any complaints I am able to cover all of my living costs.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
The 30 hour contract is excellent for having a good work life balance.
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It is a fantastic company to work for and has provided me with the opportunity to be taken on full time after my apprenticeship with a job that would sort me out financially for the rest of my life.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
Research the company and how it works, maybe try familiarising yourself with a store and more than anything just be confident.
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