1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
It can differentiate daily, sometimes you will be on till, and sometimes you will be doing delivery! The problem is it can be boring, even if you are working hard, it can become very boring.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I would say I have learned new things within retail, like the actual skills needed to use the till, how to handle customers, how to use the jacks and out to put out delivery.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I would say when I first started it was all new so it was enjoyable, but now its to repetitive so I don't enjoy it as much, so it depends if you like a repetitive job! The people at work can be nice though!
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
I don't feel like my opinion counts towards anything, I am just a mere tool being used to do things for the store, I would suggest that they try to get apprentice more involved and make it feel more like a career. Although If i am ill, and cannot turn up to work it can affect the store poorly, so it depends on how you look at it!
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The educational side of it, was at first inconsistent, but now they have sent a new teacher who has been very helpful,its now going very well.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider can be contacted whenever I need her and she always responds to all my questions and tried to help me as much as she can.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The store manager, feels like she does not really care about the education side and takes no interest, but she does want me to improve within the working side of things, in which I have, she strives for me to my best and help the team. I feel like when i bring up my education side or try to ask questions i am being a pest.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I get paid £5.30 a hour, which is good for a apprenticeship wage, I also get Aldi perks which is a very good system, I would say the best part about the job is the pay!
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
It depends on the person, in reality most people do not want a job in where it is wash rinse and repeat kind of situation, but if you are into that kind of thing than go ahead.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
Be prepared to be thrown in the deep end, the training is really quick, and you will get a hang of it but not within the time they want you too, but don't worry you will get there!
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