1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
During my first year at Aldi, I have been classed as a store assistant/ apprentice; my duties include, working stock, rotating stock, date checking, using a till, checking avaliability through out the store and maintaining health and safety. I have also been shown how to organise 'specials' aswel as completing an audit form to keep our store at its best.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed my communication skills, time keeping, customer contact, leadership and teamwork skills whilst working with Aldi.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my apprenticeship as I'm constantly busy. I work best under pressure and love a challenge which I can't get enough of in Aldi!
4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?
I feel highly valued by Aldi. I believe I make an impact on our store by working as part of a well managed and enthusiastic team. I would like to say I have a professional yet friendly relationship with all of my colleagues aswell as my management team.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is well organised as I understand what I need to do to complete my units throughout my apprenticeship. I have a mentor that is determined for me to do well.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I gain a lot of support from my training provider.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from my employer. All of the management team are keen for me to do well, they always try and make my workload different each day so I have more of a clear understanding of the store.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I am pleased with my salary, I also think the Aldi benefits scheme is a great idea as it saves me money each month.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I can gain more knowledge and understanding of the store by reading my Store Assistant handbook aswell as the Management Training handbook. I believe this broadens my chances of getting far with Aldi.
9a. Would you recommend Aldi to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
They're a great company to work for with a great salary plus benefits. The staff are friendly and I feel very respected.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Aldi? *
I would say it's important to show that your enthusiastic, polite and a hard working individual.
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