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ALDI Graduate Scheme Assessment Centre

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    I'm off to the Aldi assessment centre soon, and was just wondering if anyone had been along; and could give me a rough idea of what to expect?

    I've tried to do some research, but I don't seem to be getting anywhere!!

    Thanks for your help in advance!!
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    a three minute presentation on a topic of your choosing
    verbal/numerical reasoning paper based
    group exercise
    they might ask if you have visited a store
    q&a session

    you realise they dont pay expenses right?
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    haven't had the Aldi one, but had the Lidl one, which is a very similar scheme

    and they are very keen on moving you to different regions very often, and also you have to be prepared to work 60/65 hour weeks. These schemes are very hard work, but I suppose that reflects the starting salary, which is double the standard graduate starting salary.

    again that was for Lidl, but i imagine Aldi is similar...so don't start saying what region you'd prefer to be based in (unless asked of course!) and try and sound as flexible as possible.
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    Aldi you apply to a regional office. Aldi didnt say anything about moving regions but yes, you will have higher hours than a banker for less dosh.

    They gave the impression 60/65 was the norm and 75+ happened but not too regularly.

    Then again 60/65 hours a week, week in week out is a lil tiring and 70+ will hurt.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Aldi you apply to a regional office. Aldi didnt say anything about moving regions but yes, you will have higher hours than a banker for less dosh.

    They gave the impression 60/65 was the norm and 75+ happened but not too regularly.

    Then again 60/65 hours a week, week in week out is a lil tiring and 70+ will hurt.
    Lidl you applied to a regional office too, but it soon became clear that you'd be expected to move every year or so. The guy who interviewed us had worked in 6 regions in 8 years..with some moves being as far as Edinburgh to London! again Aldi may differ..but its very hard to move such a distance, settle in and then be moved to the other end of the country IMO. I didn't get the job, but i'd have had 2nd thoughts about it even if it was offered..the salary's fantastic, but you've got a life to lead as well.
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    Indeedy, I didn't get it either but its not like I lost sleep over it.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Indeedy, I didn't get it either but its not like I lost sleep over it.
    On a picture Lidl showed during their interview slideshow presentation one of the other candidates asked why the boxes of tea in the staff room cupboard had receipts stuck all over them..and we were told they provide no tea, coffee, milk or anything to staff...and generally the impression was that you work very hard, and get your (admittedly awesome) pay and that was all Lidl were giving you! which will suit some but I'm not sure it was for me.
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    Yup doesn't suprise me. Thats why I mentioned the lack of expenses so if your traveling far or need to use a taxi think twice before attending.
    Aldi didn't give a ppt just gave out a leaflet

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