1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I spend 3 months on each department learning the daily tasks of each one. Each department has different jobs that need doing such as picking, checking, bulk mover driver and tipping wagons.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I've learned a lot during my time at Aldi. I've been trained of different equipment such as the reach truck, bulk mover, fork lift truck and harness training. I've also learned about scanning stock in and doing the intake.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working at Aldi. I enjoy getting too know each department and how they operate and how this effects other departments across Aldi. Learning different jobs keeps the programe interesting.
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
On some departments i do feel like just an extra pair of hands and don't learn much. However on most i do feel valued as i'm being taught how each shift gets run and i am learning a lot.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programe has a good structure. spending 3 months on a department learning as much as possible before moving elsewhere too learn more and their is support from people within Aldi if i need it.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
At first their was near enough no support from the training provider so i fell behind on work. However the training provider was then changed and i am getting much more support and have caught up on the work.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I have received a lot of support from Aldi. Whether it's from the deputies helping me too learn a new job too being well supported for personal matters.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary for the apprenticeship is higher than most and meets my costs well. I have enough money for living and travel costs then spare for social activities.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There is scheme called Aldi benefits which gives it's employees great benefits such as things from a cheaper gym membership too discounted cinema tickets.
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Aldi is a good company and a great place too work with many benefits and good salaries. It's good for someone looking for a long term career or a job too simply pay the bills.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
When being interviewed be enthusiastic and confident. I had too take part in an team building exercise. Get involved with the activity as much as possible!
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