PA/ Team Assistant at Unilever

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Leatherhead
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£271 weekly
Review Date:
11th June 2015

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Review Score

9.8/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

10/10

I am a team assistant/PA for the HAIR Brand team. This is an exciting role that involves - using different systems to raise and receipt orders, sending out products to bloggers, arranging travel, conversing with different PR agencies to help them with their events + different types of promotion.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

9/10

Before i started this apprenticeship i did not know anything about marketing. From sitting in various different meetings, speaking to various different people and working in such a big company has helped me to gain a lot of skills and experience - learnt new systems, have had excel training courses, different types of store promotions, how ATH- All Things Hair operates etc.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

Every day is a new day - there is no 2 days that are the same which makes the experience and programme extremely enjoyable.

4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?

10/10

All of my team make the effort to involve me in as many things as possible, they invite me to sit in their meetings so i can get a better understanding + knowledge of the marketing world. There fore i feel appreciated and as though people constantly want to help.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

My programme is well organised. I have a mentor who is on the grad scheme who helps me and trains me in the marketing side of HAIR. I then have my line manager who trains me in everything you need to know about being a PA!

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

10/10

I am in constant contact with my training provider - any problems i have with coursework i just ask and always get a quick response. I also have regular meetings to monitor my progress which helps to keep me on the right track.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

9/10

Plenty of support. There are so many different people i can speak to about a variety of different things.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

10/10

Before this apprenticeship I was in a full time job - I was working more hours than i currently am now yet i am earning the exact same amount. I find the apprenticeship very well paid considering you are learning and getting qualification at the end of it.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

Since i have started this apprenticeship I feel as though i have had more oppurtunities. There is a gym that we can use during or after work, and i get invited to different hair events in london.

9a. Would you recommend Unilever to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

These days it is very hard to find a well paid job within a good company without having been to university. This is a great way to gain experience within a working environment whilst learning at the same time. Plus rather than you paying for the education, you are being paid for it and increasing your chances of landing your self a well paid job and a proper career!

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Unilever? *

It is not easy but its worth it - but then again nothing good comes easily! Work hard, be confident, speak to as many people as you can and just take a shot at it. Risks always pay off!

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