For many candidates, the Aldi assessment centre is the second stage in the Aldi hiring process. After submitting your application, you will be contacted by Aldi to set up an assessment day.
The first activity of the assessment day is an ice breaker. In a large group, candidates will have to introduce themselves in a 5-minute presentation. This is your first chance both to meet the other candidates and to impress the assessors, so make sure you come prepared with what you want to say. Get tips and practice your presentation skills to make an excellent first impression.
In this exercise candidates are split into groups and given a topic for discussion within the group. You are encouraged to come up with a resolution. One subject that is often picked in Aldi group exercises involves a scenario where you survive a plane crash. Groups may be asked to debate what items they would take from the airplane following the crash and rank the items according to necessity. Assessors are especially interested in those showing leadership skills, such as leading the discussion but not in an overbearing way, taking notes or summing up the group's discussion. Aldi puts a big focus on the group exercise as it is a good indicator of your leadership and teamwork skills. Make sure to impress the assessors by practising group exercises beforehand.
Candidates for area management, industrial placement and store management will have to take two Aldi aptitude tests during the assessment day. These tests include numerical and verbal reasoning and are the same tests as those taken for graduates and apprentices beforehand.
All applicants at the assessment day will need to sit the Aldi personality test. The purpose of the test is to determine if your personality profile matches the personality profile required for the job. The Aldi personality test contains a series of questions or statements and you must rank yourself on a 1-10 scale. The key to succeeding on a personality tests is to answer the questions to match the profile Aldi is searching for. Get to know as many personality questions as possible so you can succeed during the assessment day by practising personality tests.
The last part of the assessment day is a question and answer session with a panel of Aldi recruiters and employees. This session takes place for each group of candidates separately. During the session you will be able to ask about the job and the Aldi working environment. The panel will also ask questions about the company and it is very important that you make yourself heard at this stage. Candidates who speak up and answer questions are more likely to advance to the next stage than those who sit quietly.
Aldi looks for candidates who are hard working and committed to the company. The firm receives thousands of applications each year and competition for positions is high. In order to distance yourself from other applicants, preparing in advance is a must. Leaving ample time to prepare for the assessment process will build your confidence on test day and will improve performance at the Aldi Assessment Day. JobTestPrep's Assessment Centre practice packs will cover every part of the assessment process with hundreds of practice questions for you to prepare with. Start studying now and assure your future career.