Assistant to store manager at Aldi

Start Date:
2016
Location:
Birmingham East Midlands
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£100 weekly
Review Date:
February 2019

Review Score

10/10

1. Please give an overview of what your work experience involved:

10/10

My work experience involved supporting a store manager with their day to day tasks in their store. I helped with simple tasks like checking all the staff were in and that all areas in the shop were covered. I also advised on any issues in the store such as spills and mess.

2. What training and skills development did you learn from your work experience?

10/10

I learned so many things from this opportunity. I was given several tasks at a time so i had to learn to prioritise quickly so that I could make a decision on what job needed doing first and why. I then needed to carry out work at a very fast pace, in keeping with the business.

3. To what extent did you enjoy your work experience?

10/10

I really enjoyed my work experience because I was able to do so many different things and work with such a variety of different people. I was able to make decisions and felt like I played a part in assisting the manager with important day to day decisions. It was a really eye opener into the retail world.

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4. How well organised was your work experience?

10/10

The work experience was really well organised. I know this role has been done before so think they have been able to perfect it so that it works. I also think they are able to adapt the role for the individual as they were able to organise it around my interests.

5. How much did you learn about the company culture and what it would be like to work there?

10/10

I learnt a great deal about the company culture and in a good way. The company is well known for being able to carry out a lot of work at a great pace, efficiently and effectively. It was amazing to see this in action and how well this worked from a business perspective.

6. How much did your work experience help you in deciding on your future career path?

10/10

The work experience really helped me in making a decision about my career path as I was already interested in certain areas of retail and because they were able to adapt it to my interests it meant that I was able to learn more about what I thought i would like and see if this was really the case.

7. Were you paid or reimbursed for this experience?

10/10

I was paid for this experience which was an added bonus as it meant I felt like they really valued what I could bring to the business. I was very happy to go in and put my all into it knowing that i was being paid a very fair wage for my work.

8. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees?

10/10

There was a few great opportunities to meet other employees and the store manager actually made this a priority on arrival that i got to know each team to understand the role they played and why altogether they needed to be working effectively within their departments to make the store a success.

9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

I would definitely recommend this opportunity to a friend because I think it was such a valuable experience, and it was so well organised. i do not think you might get the same value out of this from another business because this business seemed to have it so well organised.

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

I would want to give the advice that you should definitely go for it because it is a really good opportunity and a great way of learning about a business which is so successful. If you can understand why a business is doing, well this will really help for any future endeavours as we all want to be successful.

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