R&D Technologist at Unilever

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£18,171 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

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


research and development scientist within a food science role Product development, product/process feasibility and analytical techniques as well as specification work

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


Product development and process knowledge, which I had no knowledge of before starting Analytical techniques, which I had no practical

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


100% - Great job, fully involving you in project and company lifestyle and work, relevant and exciting

4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?


very valued - incorporated into global and current projects, given responsibilities and thanks shown when jobs are completed

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


well structured, with structuring shown from beginning of role - not far enough into the programme to comment on actual rotations, as none have occurred for my year's intake

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


training handled on the job, within the role - support given, when relevant to your job

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


great support. leadership/support programme well established, with mentor/budy/manager system in place. always know who to got to for support

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


Salary fits outgoings well, no complaints. pay scales are well established, with annual bonus and health care included - dental available as a discount

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


site has many extra benefits, such as gym, sports clubs and choir, which does outside concerts and activities. organised nights out shared with employees in local area

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


9b. Why? *

great company that supports its employees and aides personal development through your role, with additional benefits

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

Read through SOL's and keep relevant when answering questions Make the company aware of how technical of a role youd like, as the company has very science based roles, and product based roles

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