We're a leading global retailer and one of the world's largest privately owned companies. We have an individual approach to business which demands exceptional standards of management, if you meet these standards your career could grow as quickly as this company has.
On the face of it, Aldi is a quirky, down-to-earth supermarket, providing its customers with great quality at discount prices. Take a look at the bigger picture and it’s quite breathtaking. We’re one of the most impressive retailers in the global business market today; a supermarket that’s getting it right. We’re winning all kinds of awards and new stores are springing up all over the UK and Ireland (currently one every week). Combine this with over 9,000 stores worldwide – and continuing expansion throughout Europe, North America and Australia – and you’ll see why it’s an incredibly exciting time to join us.
We have all kinds of in-store opportunities. If you’re passionate, full of energy and never shy away from a bit of hard work, then Aldi could be perfect for you.
The first stage of the application process was an online application, which included academic qualifications, employment history and some general questions. I then was invited to an group interview/ assessment center…
I received an email in December 2014 from Aldi telling me I was successful with their initial CV check, and was asked to attend a group interview with their at their…
1. Online application This included employment history, and questions like where you have obtained leadership skills, etc. Very straightforward. 2. Group interview Around 12 of us in a room. Started off…
The application was in various stages. 1: Online application and competency based questionnaire. This was your average competency questionnaire ('Give an example of when you demonstrated leadership?' etc), along with questions…
This is a graduate training programme with a It’s a graduate programme like no other. Twelve months to jump head first into the fastest, most challenging retail waters. But we’ll be there bobbing along next to you on a reassuring dingy, making sure you have every last drop of training you need. We’re talking everything from Store Operations and Financial Administration, to Logistics and Property Management.
At the end of your 12-month programme, we’ll ask you to take charge of a £multi-million area of three to four stores. Some people might crumble under the pressure but you’ll rise proudly to the challenge. You’ll see it as the perfect chance to apply your leadership skills, commercial awareness and management prowess. Bring it on.
For a career like no other, please visit aldirecruitment.co.uk/graduates
Name: Dilip Patel
Role: Area Manager
Joined: February 2010
"Aldi is a company that thrives from people giving 100% in every single task they do. Candidates have to be sure that they have the right attitude to work for the company. Having the skill set is one thing, but having the right attitude is another. At Aldi you need to have a ‘can do’ attitude and have self-motivation to carry out the job."
Qualifications are important, but determination, competitiveness and team skills are vital. Within a few months you could be managing four to six Aldi stores, so you’ll also need to be able to take on real responsibility.
If you’re motivated and ambitious, then you never know; one day you might wake up realising you’ve landed a career that is second to none.
Graduate Area Manager Opportunities
£42,000 rising to £70,000 after four years
Fully expensed Audi A4.
Opportunities to travel the world
Health & Lifestyle package