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A whopping 60% of candidates get rejected during aptitude testing when they apply for a job. The article below will give you insights to help you be among those who have made it and got a job at Aldi, first time.

You will find a step-by-step summary of and the best tips for successfully passing the Aldi assessment process during recruitment. These are research based and developed by our team of organisational psychologists and recruiters who have previously worked for major test providers (CEB SHL and IBM Kenexa) and global multinationals. Let’s start.

Being one of the biggest and fastest growing leading global supermarket chains, Aldi offer a variety of graduate and professional jobs which attract hundreds of applicants each year. The competition for the places offered was so fierce that their recruitment process has now been divided into separate parts to sift through all the candidates efficiently.

These are the 5 steps to the Aldi job assessment process:

  1. Aldi Online application form
  2. Aldi Online psychometric tests
  3. Aldi Video presentation
  4. Aldi Group assessment centre
  5. Aldi Final Interview

STEP 1

Aldi Online application

Start by doing your reseach about the company, and then find a suitable role. After doing this, you will need to complete the online form, which will include:

  • Your education history
  • Your resume
  • Your previous experiences
  • Motivational questions, which will be based on your role

Tip: always double check if you have provided accurate information before your submission. Never leave this until the last minute – in fact, try to apply as early as possible as applications are often reviewed on a rolling basis.

Save your input on your PC to track information you have provided, and remember these facts for when you get to the interview stages – especially if you apply to multiple jobs/ employers.

STEP 2

Aldi Online
Psychometric Tests

Depending on the position you applied to, you will be asked to complete a series of Aldi online assessments including:

  • Numerical reasoning test
  • Logical reasoning test or
  • Verbal reasoning test and
  • Situational Judgement Test

The tests are provided be a well-known psychometric tests publisher: Saville Consulting

Aldi Numerical Reasoning Test

  • The first thing to remember is that the Aldi numerical reasoning test does not test you on difficult math problems, but on how you can reason with the information presented in an array of different forms (graphs, tables, etc.) under the time pressure.
  • You will have around 45 seconds to answer each question so you need to be confident performing quick calculations. There is no other way to achieve this other than practicing many numerical reasoning test questions, and improving your tactics and time control. This way you can become confident and familiar with the material tested and reduce the anxiety involved.

Aldi-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example

Check if you got the correct answer at the bottom of the page.

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Aldi Logical Reasoning Test

  • Aldi’s logical reasoning test does not examine any particular area of knowledge, but rather presents a candidate with 5 diagrams with varying shapes and spatial arrangements, and then asks them to identify the right pattern and decide what comes next in the sequence.
  • The main difficulty is that there is no limit to how abstract these patterns and trends can be, and two- and three-dimensional shapes are likely to differ on: size, arrangement, movements and colours.
  • Seems difficult, right? Actually – it is not as complex as you would think. The key to improve your scores is by practicing specific Aldi-style logical reasoning tests – such as the ones offered by Graduates First.
  • If you are looking for an Aldi-style logical reasoning test with answers, worked-solutions, progress tracking and professional score reports including personalised tips based on your performance, then Graduates First has it covered.
  • Learn more about what logical reasoning tests are and how to pass them

Aldi-style Logical Diagrammatic Reasoning Test Example

In the example above, you will have ONLY around 45 seconds to notice that:

  • the arrow moves around the diagram
  • shapes change from triangle to circle to square and
  • the long line is either horizontal or vertical, and then to find the right answer! There is a lot of time pressure which often leaves candidates anxious and harms their performance.

Got the answer? Check it out at the bottom of the page.

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Aldi Verbal Reasoning Test

  • Aldi’s verbal reasoning test is designed in a way to test whether an applicant can accurately extract the necessary information from a previously unseen passage of text, in order to determine whether related statements are true or false, or impossible to say based on the information provided.

Non-native English speakers tend to find the Aldi verbal reasoning test more difficult, but we advise that they practice verbal reasoning test questions as much possible, as this allows them to understand the specific design of the texts and questions asked.

  • Learn more about what verbal reasoning tests are and how to pass them
  • Remember, you will have around 45 seconds to answer questions like the following:

Aldi-style Verbal Reasoning Test Example

Aldi-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example

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STEP 3

Aldi video interview
‘Who am I?’

This 5-minute long exercise is part of Aldi’s video application process and is a great chance for you to present who you really are and why the company should hire you.

Aldi are looking for enthusiastic, determined and charismatic leaders who are able to solve problems on the fly, take decisions and actions when needed, are independent and able to lead teams of people.

Aldi interview tips:

  • Think about the strengths that will make you a perfect candidate.
  • Prepare a story; describe a specific, difficult problem that you have solved and how you approached it.
  • Write a short script.
  • Practice in front of the mirror as many times as needed to control your body language, voice and expressions
  • Record yourself on a smartphone. Watch it and record again till you are satisfied. You may ask a friend to provide feedback.
  • You will have just 5 minutes to prove that your personality reflects what Aldi are looking for.
  • Only once you are satisfied with the above, should you record a video interview for Aldi.

Aldi video interview tip: remember that your body language and voice say a lot about you and set the first impression. Speak clearly, look directly into the camera and practice to sound both relaxed and confident.

STEP 4

Aldi Assessment day

After you have successfully passed the online tests stage, you will be invited to an Aldi group assessment centre. This will give Aldi recruiters a chance to test how you behave when faced with new tasks and group work.

  • Check out our assessment centre page for more do’s and don’ts, Remember – you are only given one chance to impress Aldi recruiters.

Examples of exercises you might need to complete during Aldi’s group assessment include:

This test will ask you to write a case-study-prompted essay regarding one of the organisation’s business areas.

In this task, you will be assessed on your ability to communicate and reach decisions as part of a team. You will be observed by Aldi’s recruiters throughout the exercise, so make sure to demonstrate your strengths and share your ideas, but also be ready to appreciate others’ input and develop on their points, and try to persuade others to your ideas and ask interesting questions. Most importantly – remain calm and speak clearly.

You will be given around 20 minutes to work in a pair and analyse a set of information. You and your partner will then need to prepare your response. In the second part, your interviewer will play the role of a client and you will be representing Aldi. In this task, you will need to prove your negotiation skills, teamwork and analytical thinking.

In this exercise, you will work on your own to prepare a response to a case study problem, in the candidate brief provided to you. You will need to develop your arguments fully, and will need to persuade the recipient towards your team’s recommendations. The best practice is to start by analysing all the information and planning your response; only then should you start writing your response. Be sure to check your grammar and spellings throughout the essay, and be cautious of the time that you have been allocated – sometimes it might be better to skip some points in order to finish in time.

STEP 5

Aldi Final interview

You have almost made it; one last step before the offer. Do not relax just yet!

If you have made it to the final interview – you just need to consider a few final tips for you to get your dream job with Aldi.

  • This will be a one-on-one interview, and questions will be asked by the senior manager from the area that you are likely to find yourself in, if you are successful.
  • It will be competency based and will require you to demonstrate all the characteristics that Aldi are looking for.
  • Have some examples ready for use during your interview, and base these on the most common types of interview questions.

Aldi interview tips:

  • When you are asked a question, always take a few seconds to plan the answer. Think of various examples of situations when you succeeded at something and proved your skills, and then explain carefully what the situation was, how you reacted and what the outcome was. Use the STAR framework to do so: Situation, Task, Action and Result. Every time you answer the question, make sure to talk precisely about each of these points. Also, make sure there is a logical flow between situations you describe under S, T, A, R.
  • If you have had several jobs, try to think of examples from each of them and always try to mention all the extra-curricular activities you have been involved in.
  • Want to know what questions could come up in your interview? Graduates First can help with the Question Identifier Tool (QIT). You can buy it by following this link.
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Correct answers to example questions:

Numerical Reasoning Test – D

Diagrammatic Reasoning Test – C

Verbal Reasoning Test – B

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