1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My job role is a logistics apprentice and my daily tasks are driving around the aisles on ambient on a LLOP truck picking up pallets and supervising the aisles, pallet checks to make sure correct stock is going out to stores, dealing with stock that has ran out and dealing with new products and which slot to put them in on the aisles.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have recently gained my level 2 in logistics and would like to think i have progressed on supervising other members of staff and helping other members of staff with any problems i am authorized to take care off.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy coming to work and filling my day in with as much jobs as possible, i enjoy working with other members of staff and i have all in all enjoyed the full programme and only hope to keep progressing in the programme.
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
I enjoy getting a lot of appraisal from my section leader and section manager as it only makes me work even harder, i also enjoy getting involved with lots of new tasks i haven't done before and i also feel extremely valued at aldi as i have been asked to stay on a department for an extra few months as a deputy role untill the deputy roll gets filled in.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
On my first day in the programme i was giving an induction around the warehouse and giving 1 weeks full training on all trucks and machinery, i have nick from first4skills come in to see me at least once a month, i also get 1-to-1 meeting once a month with my section leader and think the full apprenticeship is very well organized.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive great support from my tutor, section leader and section manager. They help me think of problems from another and mostly easier angle and give me great support.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Both section manager and section leader provide great support in the warehouse for me and are not afraid to give me difficult jobs as they know i am capable of doing them.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My wage is a lot more than i expected for an apprenticeship which i am grateful for as it helps a lot with living costs and for me to treat my daughter a lot.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
In darlington a lot of opportunities have risen up for jobs, activities, events and eat outs. Before this apprenticeship i was going from job to job not liking how i was treated and not being the job for me.
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Because Aldi is a great company to work for. It is constantly growing and for anyone who needs an apprenticeship then aldi is the 1 to go for as they push you to get what you need and train as much as you need.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
The tips and advice i would give to other people wanting to apply for this job would be be yourself in the interview, try to be on board with things they give you and try to impress if you can but most importantly if you have similar experience then try and put out a few ideas.
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