Initially I had to meet an external recruiter and go through the screening process. I then attended an ALDI assessment centre with approximately 20 other candidates. As part of this process I was required to participate in both group activities as well as individual tasks - all of which required me to think on my feet. Following the group activities, we had a one on one interview with a Store Operations Director which was quick and challenging. Finally, I underwent a pre-employment medical and psychometric test, followed by an interview with the Managing Director.
Over a few months, I participated in phone interviews, video interviews, video responses, group interviews, medical, aptitude tests, and a final one-on-one interview.
The interview process is lengthy but for a good reason. There was a phone/Skype interview, a group interview, an individual interview, then finally an interview with a Director and Managing Director. This was in addition to psychometric testing and other pre-employment checks.
ALDI sets incredibly high standards for Area Managers. The interview process included the online application, a phone interview, a group interview, a one on one interview, a day out with an Area Manager and a final interview with the Managing Director. The application process also now includes aptitude and psychometric testing.
The interview process is very thorough. There is an online assessment, phone interview, Skype interview, group interview, team building exercise, individual interview, pre-employment medical, an interview with an Area Manager to approve suitability for the role, an aptitude test and another final individual interview with the Managing Director.