Apprentice Manager at Aldi

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Penrith
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
Review Date:

Review Score

8.6/10

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

8/10

Every day is different working at Aldi. Daily tasks vary from controlling the safe, doing orders and managing people. For only being 20 I am already a deputy manager with responsibilities I thought I would never have at such a young age.

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

10/10

I have gained a level 3 qualification in retail management through my college work, while gaining a alcohol licence through Aldi its self. personally it has developed me as a person gaining confidence to solve problems myself and become a leader as well as using my own initiative.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

The work is challenging as Aldi as a company have a great work ethic and management take a great say in how the company will succeed. I work with great colleagues and enjoy my work. The apprenticeship takes a lot of dedication but you really see the benefits from the work you put in.

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4. How valued do you feel by Aldi?

8/10

I feel very valued. I get on very well with management and I feel like an integral part of there plans. I also worked very close with my college tutor and always had something challenging me so I could progress in my job as well as my self as a person.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

From the start the induction is great meeting new starters and your college tutor on the first day. Through out my time I was up to date on my training and supported my my tutor, manager and fellow apprentice. I would have regular meetings to get updates on my progress and to see how I was feeling.

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

9/10

I had a college meeting once a month and I was able to contact them when ever I needed help. They worked at a fast pace and allowed me plenty of time to do assinments.

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

8/10

Management are very helpful providing full training and gaining feedback on a day to day basis. I also had meetings at head office so we could get our views across as well them getting keeping us up to date with changes and our progress.

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

8/10

I was on a very good rate for an apprentice at my age having just left school and it has increased as I have progressed. I was able to buy my own car and pay insurance as well as pay a small amount of rent.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

They hold company days where you can go look around the head office and the warehouse as well as fun activities where people can take their families and have a fun day out. They also hold competitions, such as at Christmas time the store with the best display can with some money towards a day out which the store can use for team bonding events. They also have good initiatives such as biking to work schemes.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

Great job with the days always going fast, along with good money and a great chance to progress.

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

Be yourself and be prepared for a challenge. Not your usual job for a shop. People skills will go a long way communication is a vital part of the job.

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