Business Intelligence Industrial Placement 2021
The National IT department is at the very heart of Aldi. We support a great mix of applications and processes that have been around for a long time, combined with being at the cutting edge when we need to be. For example, we heard about Apple Pay, investigated what it would mean to our business, and then launched it on the day it was released. We’re proactive and able to react quickly to business needs which is critical in the fast paced world of retail.
Like the rest of Aldi we are made up of small high performing teams. You can expect plenty of exposure and hands-on experience of an IT department within a global company. Training will involve you spending time with everyone, getting a real feel for the whole department and being part of a “home” team with a mentor.
Typically, you could join us as part of a technical team supporting the live business, part of a large scale project team or even have responsibility for a smaller scale project by yourself. Many of the opportunities available will depend on the business needs at the time. And, trust us, there’s always plenty going on at Aldi - our business is constantly growing and developing.
We are looking for someone to work alongside the team of Business Intelligence and Reporting Analysts to liaise with various business units to produce and interpret reports that will enable managers to make more informed decisions.
You will be responsible for manipulating large amounts of data, primarily using SQL through SSRS but and other technologies to produce reliable, accurate and informative reports that meet the business demands. There will be the opportunity for you to work independently on projects that will deliver tangible benefits to a global company.
Ideally you will have a background or interest in data manipulation and report creation with strong SQL skills. You will be provided with the necessary level of supervision throughout the placement but should be able to confidently communicate with different areas of the business so good people skills would be required.
We’ll invest real time in you and, by the end of the year, we want you to have delivered something tangible for Aldi. IT degrees are useful but it’s more about having a natural interest in IT and a passion for what we’re trying to achieve as a business.