IT Project Coordinator 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.
The Global IT system landscape of the Aldi South group is undertaking a transformation under the management of the International Transformation Organisation (ITO) department. In this role you will be part of the Country Deployment team that will support the release of various applications within Great Britain and Ireland.
Within your placement, you will be involved in projects within various disciplines, ranging from project management and change management to supporting the architecture and integration topics of ALDI’s IT solutions. You will engage with a range of national and international colleagues, take ownership across a variety of tasks and provide technical and administrative support to the infrastructure coordinator as required.
Ideally you will be working towards a 2:1 in an IT-based degree with proficiency in all MS Office programmes. You will be willing to take responsibility and have a pragmatic, goal-oriented approach. The ideal candidate will also be open minded, able to prioritise tasks and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
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.