Aldi is a global discount supermarket with stores spanning from Europe to the US. They are one of the biggest retail companies in the international business market. Within such a large company, there are numerous employment opportunities, ranging from apprenticeships to industrial placements, graduate positions and experienced hires. In order to adequately prepare yourself for the Aldi hiring process, practice is key. The following article details what you can expect along the process for graduate scheme and industrial placement applicants and how best to prepare.
For some positions, there may be additional phases in the Aldi hiring process so make sure to read your correspondence with Aldi carefully.
Aldi looks for individuals with leadership skills, those driven by ambition who are ready for real responsibility. They want to hire people familiar with their stores and knowledgeable about their company. Whatever position you are applying for, make sure you research the company beforehand.
The first step is the Aldi application form, and as soon as you have given your basic details you are immediately asked to take the Aldi SJT. In order to be able to continue with the rest of the application form, you need to impress the assessors in this test, so preparing for the SJT before you start your application form is crucial.
This test assesses your judgement skills to determine if they match Aldi’s expectations. In each of the questions, you are presented with a short text describing a situation and 4 options of ways to resolve the issue described. You will have to choose a best and worst answer. After the test, Aldi will decide whether or not you may continue with the online application based on the answers you provided. Since this situational judgement test is so crucial to the Aldi application form, make sure to get as much practice with this type of test as you can with our full Aldi pack.
Once you have completed the SJT, you have to provide details about your previous work experience, educational background and answer competency based questions. Here are some examples of questions from the firm’s applications:
In your answer, you should show Aldi examples of when you used skills needed for good leadership in 100-200 words. You will also be asked to provide your CV at the end of the application.
Candidates applying for the graduate scheme, apprenticeship, industrial placement or for area or store manager positions will have to sit for a series of aptitude tests that are provided to Aldi by Saville Consulting company. Included in these tests are sections on numerical, verbal and diagrammatic reasoning, and for all the tests, you are given a short practice test followed by 6 minutes to complete the real test.
The Aldi numerical reasoning tests assess your ability to work with information provided in numerical formats such as graphs, tables, formulas and ratios. The test presents you with two sets of numerical data and you have two questions on each set, for a total of four questions.
The Aldi verbal reasoning tests assess your logical and linguistic abilities. You are given two passages followed by two questions each. The questions involve determining the meaning of specific words as well as comparing two sections of the passage.
Diagrammatic reasoning assesses your non-verbal reasoning skills and your ability to draw logical conclusions from information presented through shapes and patterns. You are given two rules and for each rule, you need to determine if a certain pattern or sequence meets that rule.
In the next stage of the recruitment process Aldi uses a video interview to assess applicants who were successful in the previous stages. This is a pre-recorded test done via a video programme sent to you by email. You are given 5 or 10 questions to answer (depending on the role) and you have 3 seconds to read through the question before the programme begins recording your response. This interview is a way for Aldi to get to know you so most of the questions are motivational or competency based. Here are some examples of questions you might be asked:
Before the interview, write out a few notes and examples for yourself to use during the interview. Interviews can be nerve-wracking so make sure to review our free guide to interviews PDF to prepare.
Aldi is one of the largest recruiters in the UK and is considered a great place to begin or continue your career. With a lucrative graduate job and attractive wages on offer, competition for places is very high. In order to set yourself apart from other applicants, preparing in advance is a must. With JobTestPrep’s aptitude tests and interview preparation materials, you can cover every aspect of the assessment process. Start studying now and lock in your future career.