Aldi is the parent company of three large global discount supermarket chains, Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord and Trader Joe’s. The company is based in Germany and has 10,000 stores worldwide in 18 countries, and reported a revenue of €53 billion in 2010.
When applying to Aldi the first step is filling in the application form, this form requires you to fill in your basic details, your previous work experience and your and previous education. Also, Aldi will usually ask you to fill in a Situational Judgement Task.
If you are applying to one of the graduate schemes, apprenticeships, industrial placements, or store manager positions you will usually be asked to perform a few assessment tests published for Aldi by Saville Consulting company. The tests you can expect are Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Diagrammatic reasoning.
If you successfully complete these assessment tests, Aldi will usually invite you for a video interview, to assess your skills and fit for the job you are applying for. This is an interview to get to know you better, and you can expect some motivational and competency based questions.
For some positions, Aldi may invite you for an assessment center, where you will be assessed on some exercises and activities during one day. One of the exercises is a presentation where you introduce yourself to the group of candidates. Then there will follow a group exercise. After this, you will conduct the same aptitude tests as before in the application procedure, and at last, there will be a Q&A session and a personality test.
Aldi Assessments and Aptitude tests
Aldi uses, depending on the specific job profile, one or more of the following psychometric tests during their recruitment process:
All Test Package
Note: It is possible that the organization, based on specific job roles and / or specific personality traits, composes a tailored assessment. As a candidate you have the right to know what you can expect on your assessment day. Therefore, it is wise to make sure that you are well informed before the assessment and request information from the recruiting organization or assessment center where you will take your tests.