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ALDI

4.0
  • > 100,000 employees

Stewart

Those with a strong work commitment and a passion for people will succeed in this role

1. What is your background and what did you study?

Original from a farming community on the Murray River, I moved to Melbourne to study Mechanical Engineering and Finance. 

2. What does a typical day as a grad look like?

Every day is unlike the last. While we may have regular meetings or catch-ups with our managers, there are always projects and unplanned events that come up that you must utilise your experience, training and colleagues to ensure the best outcome is achieved. 

3. Could someone with a different background do your job?

We have a wide range of backgrounds and experience for Area Managers in our region. From finance to physio and engineering to economics. Those with a strong work commitment and a passion for people will succeed in this role. 

4. What’s the coolest thing about your job?

Being accountable for multi-million dollar businesses, leading a team of upwards of 100 and managing projects on a daily process are just some of the examples of the high levels of responsibility that comes with the role. 

5. What are the limitations of your job?

Time. While you can always put in another few hours to get the job done, retail never finishes. Prioritising your time to ensure you have a good work/life balance can be a challenge at first, however, it will develop your organisation and management skills. 

6. What 3 pieces of advice would you give your student self?

  • Continue to drive your own training and personal development
  • Never stop asking questions
  • Always think “is this the best practice?”

 7. What is your favourite ALDI product?

The scotch fillet steaks are some of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten and you simply can’t beat the price. I am honoured to be a part of a business that supports the local WA farmers and economy.