After a few years, for those who really impress us, there’s the chance to do a secondment in Europe, the US or even Australia. You’ll get to see how Aldi operates globally, soak up the different Aldi cultures and bring fresh ideas back to the UK.
It’s a chance to take your personal and professional development to the next level. You’ll be pushed out of your comfort zone, but you’ll take up the challenge head-on, and show everyone how capable you are.
While it may be the same job on paper, just on a different continent, it’s likely that you’ll find yourself learning from scratch. That’s down to the subtle (and not so subtle) variances in cultures and operating markets. One way or another, it will require a real sense of adventure, resilience and open-mindedness.
But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at David’s story.
"When we expanded across all five states, including New York City and Downtown Boston, I was right there at the coalface. I was seconded to ‘South Windsor’, one of the US divisional offices that looks after stores across five states. Aldi were extremely supportive as I planned my departure, helping to arrange visas and travel. They also offered plenty of insight into my new area. On arrival, there was even more support: a thorough orientation, help with accommodation, bank accounts and phones, plus mentoring from a local colleague. Aldi was in its infancy in the greater New England area but experiencing huge growth. I went from working in Dundalk Co. Louth to interviewing staff for Queens, New York. Amazing"