1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My job title is the Store Apprentice. This job contains many daily tasks like working as efficient as possible to complete tasks as quickly as I can. I have many daily interactions like communication between staff members, members of management and also the customers. We also have daily interactions externally with other companies coming to deliver our goods like the milk man and the newspapers. I have many responsibilities in my job, I must make sure that all stock is rotated correctly so the oldest stock is at the front to reduce wastage and also making sure that tasks are completed as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt and also developed my existing skills, for example, I am developing my existing skills as communication and listening are key factors in the role I have in Aldi. I am also learning new skills within Aldi, for example I have participated in a first aid course so I am able to sort out any problems that occur in store and will also help me outside of work also. I have learnt since working in Aldi and it's been a great experience.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy working for Aldi, it's a massive step up from my old part time job and it's a step I'm glad i've taken. I think I've also enjoyed it most as the team I work with is faultless and everyone pulls their weight. Working in Aldi went above my expectations of working here and I can't wait to move up in the future.
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
I feel valued as an employee in Aldi as my managers never fail to praise me when i've done a good job and that makes me feel better about myself. I also feel valued as I get a great involvement with day to day tasks during working hours.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
I think my programme is well organised as I have been given the correct induction and training whilst starting my job. I also get given plenty of time during shift to complete any work booklets that need to be completed for my course. I also have a strong connection with all my managers and I can talk to them confidently about any questions or problems I may come across.
The only negative I have is that I was expecting to have a few more support meetings with my mentor than I have in the past to try and get my ahead.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I feel the support I receive from my training provider is okay, but could be improved with more meetings, but when I do have meetings with my training provider she's faultless and helps me with any problems i have.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a great amount of support from my employer, my managers guide me whenever I have any problems whilst working. I also think that more meeting's with my mentor could help complete the coursework sooner and get me to strive to the next level.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is okay for my age. Some months I may struggle due to my hourly rate or not enough hours as I'm saving a lot of my money for a holiday, new car and thinking of saving for a deposit to get my own place and to be independent.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are not that many opportunities outside of work like company events/activities, there has been talk of a Aldi football team and compete against other businesses and get a greater bond with your work collegues
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I would recommend Aldi to a friend as it's a great company to work for and very enjoyable.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
The tips and advice i would give to others is to look presentable, and try to sell yourself to the company as once you're in it's a fantastic company to work for
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