Assistant Store Manager Training Program

Want to advance your management career? Our 12 month Program covers all the ins and outs of running a store, from ordering stock and rostering to education in management theory and long-term planning. So if you’re ready to take on the hard work we’ll teach you everything you need to know to succeed in the dynamic retail environment that is an ALDI store.

Assistant Store Manager Trainee Program Overview

  1. Day 1

    Welcome to the program! Meet your store team and be assigned your buddy.

  2. Month 1

    Start your training by learning the basics of the retail assistant job, from running stock, serving customers and operating cleaning machines through to educating yourself on store policy and procedures. At the end of the month catch up with your Store Manager to talk about your progress.

  3. Month 2

    Work a range of in-store shifts - from early starts to late nights - to understand the different requirements involved. At the end of the third month review the first three months of your training with your Store Manager and set goals for the remainder of the year.

  4. Month 3

    Kick-of month 3 by learning the back end systems, this covers how to place orders, operate the PC and perform other key administrative tasks a store manager needs to know. At this point in your training you will also commence your ALDI Management System training and begin to develop an understanding of leadership responsibilities and theory.

  5. Months 4 - 8

    Put your management training into practice by running various shifts throughout the week. This will include running a shift, updating the rosters, leading and motivating your team and ordering stock. During this phase of your training your team will start to look to you for guidance in the absence of the store manager.

  6. Months 9 - 10

    At this stage in your training you will start to focus on long term planning, covering areas such as KPI setting and how to undertake stock take procedures - all the time gaining exposure to the daily running of a store.

  7. Months 11 - 12

    Time to practice everything you have learnt! Covering whilst the Store Manager is on leave, you’ll have to utilise everything you’ve learnt in order to balance all the challenges and priorities of a live store environment.

    At the end of your 12 month training plan catch up with your Area Manager to discuss your progress and aspirations for your future with ALDI.

    *Sample training program. Training may vary depending on business needs.

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