Store apprentice at Aldi

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Reading
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Salary:
£5 hourly
Review Date:
15th June 2016

Review Score

7.3/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

I clean after people, doing some stacking on the shelves after a delivery has come in during the day and night. I normally start the day looking for off sals and ten once i have found them i fix them if they can be fixed . I mov onto delivery later on during the day

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

9/10

I have developed my communication skills with my colleagues through just speaking to them more and more each and every day during the time that i am there. My pace when stacking shelves has improved greatly as the more times i work the quicker i am becoming. I feel my skills will keep progressing

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I am enjoying my programme a lot as i am learning new things everyday that i am working at Aldi. I enjoy working as a team and feel that i am doing my bit to help everyone that asks me. The company as whole is very good to me allowing me to have a flexible working time so that i work with many different people. I also feel i am working to the best of my ability as of right now

4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?

8/10

I feel very appreciated at Aldi from my manager as i get told regularly how well i am improving as a person and through the business into management. I get recognition from other managers a lot through positive feedback forms from them. I also have a lot of involvement in the company by doing different tasks and challenging me on a day to day basis.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

3/10

My introduction to the programme has been abysmal from the start as i have not heard from the people running my apprenticeship since i started and it is now 8 months since i first started at Aldi. However, i get a lot of support from my store manager in telling me how to improve and how well i am progressing witch is always nice to hear. All together it has not been the best start to Aldi

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

3/10

I receive no support from my provider as i haven't heard from them for a very long time. Access has not been there since i started here to the tutor as i haven't even had one as of yet. I haven't enjoyed it at all so far as i dont know where i stand with these people. I am eager to learn new things and i hope in the future things get resolved quickly rather than later.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

i receive a bucket load of support from my employer as i feel if i have a problem with anything i can go to im and tell him how i feel without feeling like i cannot do that. H always has good banter with me and in general we have a good working relationship and he has done a lot more for me than other people have within the company and i thank him for bing there for me when i need him

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

7/10

My salary is fair at meeting my costs but my travel costs are 3.10 a day which over a month equal nearly 70 pounds which is a lot considering a month i get paid about 500 then there is rent and phone costs towards my parents which leaves me with not a lot left but i am very grateful as in the future i know i will be better off. The location is great as it isn't that far from me as i just need to jump on a train and i am there.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

I havent looked into th opportunities outside of work as i dont have the time however i lik to go out and play footballl with my mates and go down the park etc. I also like going to football matches and i am a ball boy at Reading fc which i am very dedicated too. I like watching movies with my friends at the cinema and just spending time with my family

9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

Aldi is a good starting point in life if you want to become a manager because they offer a competitive salary so you9 don't feel that you are working for nothing. The people wokring at Aldi are very welcoming and kind towards you. I also think its a good place to work because you are pushed to the limit to scced and they only want the best for you

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *

Be wll prepared for your interview as it is the first time you meet your emloyer and you want to give a good first impression. Make sure your on time at all times as bad time keeping leads to ou using the back door. Also just enjoy working for such a great company and work to the best that you can bcause thats all they could ask for you.

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