1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis as part of management we have clear instructions on what is needed to keep the store in business. From working on the shop floor to looking after the safe to delegating staff consistently
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
In the first year of store assistant i was learning how to work with different people and customer focused 2nd year i learnt a lot on how to be focused on the job thriving to do better 3rd year completely lost the ambition no thrive to keep me going just seen as an apprentice and not manager
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I've enjoyed learning what is meant to be a manager but the process is too long for the main goal and not valued enough
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
The first year or so very valued teaching new staff and everyone around me, now being the longest serving employee but still an apprentice with new managers and external managers feel I've been put to the side a little but still have the role of management which is keeping me going
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Well, my store manager has never worked with apprentice didn't know where to start! I've changed learning providers a few times which is quite annoying where as I was very happy with the first learning provider, just not consistent and no communication! But the the learning providers have been totally great with making sure I pass and really see something for me
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I've always been able to contact them when I've needed! They've given me great advice, both leaning providers and great contacts
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The support has been good and satisfying but not majorly as they have other priorities.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Well as now I've worked through the years of management and work fully for a year as a so called "deputy" the salary could be a little more for the work out in as an apprentice
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Working has given me a lot of opportunities outside of work in the sense on contacts and building reports as they've seen me grow through the ranks and see my capabilities
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It is a good company and most successful at this moment of time, if you like to work fast it's the right environment for you!
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
Be prepared to work hard, be prepared to be given the role of manager, be able to take Critism, but stay strong to your word as so called higher voices can be seen as more important but not the case when they don't know really what they are saying
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