1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Apprentice deputy is my job role, this means i have to manage the staff on a day to day basis and make sure they are doing their jobs properly. I also have to help out on the pick if it needs help, finish the shift of with the managers and make sure the shift is closed down properly.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt a number of new skills, such as: learning how to speak to people managing people learning how to use Excel learning how to create rotas for the staff learning how to use the shipping and recieveng programmes and much more
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my work most days but sometimes feel as though they dont have time for me if it is a busy day. The team is easy to work with and are good to me if i have any questions i need answering. The company is also good to work for and has some good benefits.
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
My manager makes me feel valued because she tells me what i am doing well and what i am not doing well and reminds me that i am a great asset to the business for the future.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme when i first started wasnt good and i didnt feel part of a team i feel like they just left me to work things out for my self but we have now changed providers and i have moved departments and things have changed to a much better experience.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The support i recieve from my training provider is really good, if i have any questions or problems i will just ring or email my assessor and he will get back to me straight away with answers or solutions
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I would say i receive ok support from the employer but it could be a bit better. If i need to do some work i dont think they understand that i need time to do this
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary i get from Aldi is really good for an apprenticeship and it helps me throughout the month to pay for what i need and to pay for me to get to work
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
It all depends on what you would like to do. I could've gone to university but job opportunities are very slim because there isnt many jobs out there with a good future
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I dont feel any of my friends would like to do the early starts getting up at 4AM every morning and working most weekends. They wouldn't like that side of things. Apart from that i would recommend
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
Be yourself and answer the questions honestly, make sure you pay attention in the interviews/group tasks and ask questions you want to know the answers too. They want people to be keen
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