Quality Assurance Industrial Placement 2021
Our Head Office is at the very centre of everything Aldi. Which is why we won’t waste any of your time. You’ll get an amazing introduction to our business, packed with world-class training. And you’ll have a mentor to support you throughout. Then, you’ll get immersed in at least one project, making decisions that will have a real impact on our business. There aren’t many students who can go back to university saying that.
This isn’t just about ‘Buying’. You’ll experience a large corporate environment that touches every aspect of the product lifecycle. You’ll choose from three specialisms; Corporate Responsibility (CR), Quality Assurance (QA) or PR and Marketing.
Just like the rest of Aldi, we’re a positive, hardworking team who enjoy coming up with new processes and business change. Alongside our commercial focus, we’re motivated by making a difference to people and the planet. Ideally with a relevant degree, we want to recruit an individual that is as passionate about British farming, food and our global environmental impact as much as we are. You’ll be based in our Resources team (Farming, Fish, Forestry and Fair Trade) but will also get chance to work on projects across CR related to Health & Nutrition, Ethical Trading and Communities. It’s a rare placement; relevant business experience that will stretch your thinking and question your lifestyle choices, as you help a global business implement social and environmental solutions.
Throughout this 12 month placement you will gain invaluable exposure and experience by working within a dynamic and fast paced environment. You’ll ideally be working towards a food-related degree, however this is not compulsory. You will work cross functionally with our Corporate Buying team and our external providers to ensure all products are safe, legal and meet the required quality standards. You will be involved in developing and implementing the overall QA Strategy, as well as collaborating with National and International colleagues.
To apply for this placement, a Food Science related degree is preferred but not essential.
PR and Marketing
We’re an award winning marketing department and are proud of the successful campaigns which have made us a truly world class team. What’s more, we’re still relatively small and we never rest on our laurels, so we’re always striving to keep developing our fantastic brand. On this fast paced placement, you’ll work with a range of different teams and get an insight into advertising, social media, digital, POS and print. With this means more responsibility, and more of an opportunity to make an impact on your placement year!
Who we're looking for
With incredible training and the chance to get stuck into real projects, a Head Office Industrial Placement is more than just an experience – it’s a real job with actual responsibilities. And it can be hard work. Which is why we look for people who like to take on any challenge, and enjoy exceeding expectations. Everyone is different at Aldi. It’s what makes it work. But we also share some amazing traits. It’s about never giving up; always striving for smarter and simpler ways of doing things.
- 96 UCAS points or 63 Scottish Highers(or the equivalent on the old tariff) from your top 3 A-Levels/Scottish Highers (or the equivalent from other relevant qualifications)
- Working towards 2:1 in any degree discipline*
- UK driving licence
- The right to work in the UK
*for some placements, certain degree disciplines are preferred. For further information please refer to each individual Placement description above