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Assistant Store Manager FAQs

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Our continued success means that we are opening more and more Aldi stores across the country.

We continually look for special individuals who share in the Aldi philosophy - hard work and great rewards.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are Aldi recruiting for Assistant Store Managers?
We recruit all year round.

What educational standard must I have to apply?
We don't set a minimum standard. Successful Assistant Store Managers have joined us with a range of qualifications from GCSEs upwards as well as vocational qualifications. English and Maths abilities are important.

What else will help my application?
As our Business is about retailing and people management you'll need to demonstrate an ability to handle hard, physical work as well as provide evidence of your ability to deal well with people.

What will the training involve?
We'll create a training programme that suits you. The length of the plan will depend upon you, your experience and your abilities. Experienced colleagues will take you in hand and show you how to perform as a Store Assistant before moving quickly on to the tasks of Assistant Store Management.
The phases of training will include:

Getting to know the Store environment and the role of the Store Assistant
Intensive training in Store organisation, operation and management
Hands-on experience of the Assistant Manager's role
Management of Stores to cover days off and holidays with detailed review afterwards
Appointment to a Store as an Assistant Store Manager

Where will I be trained?
Typically you can expect to train in a number of Stores close to your home.

How will I be monitored and assessed?
You will receive constant feedback on your performance from the Store Manager you're training with and your Area Manager, whilst having plenty of opportunity to give your own thoughts on your own development.

Will I need my own transport?
It is important to be able to get to the local Stores that you are training in by your own means of transport as travelling by public transport may not always be convenient. Once appointed to a Store as an Assistant Store Manager you will still be expected to cover in other local stores for Manager's days off and holidays, so a car is a must.

Where will my Store be located?
That depends on the opportunities that present themselves at the time but we hire our Assistant Store Managers to work in the local area. Our expansion and store opening programme will ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for you.

How many staff work in each Store?
Our Stores are staffed very productively by multi-skilled and highly capable Store Deputies and Store Assistants. Depending on the Store, you can expect to work with between 25 and 60 staff.

What hours will I work?
We expect our Assistant Store Managers to work 48 hours a week and ensure that this is not exceeded. The Store Manager is responsible for drawing up the Store rota so your work patterns and days off will reflect the Manager's needs for the Store. Whilst we expect flexibility from you, we are able to accommodate the needs of our staff as well.

How do I apply?
Apply online now

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