1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My daily role is admin based, cooking meeting rooms, checking decks for presentations, working with the home care team for any HR related issues they may have, collating and checking data, attending meetings and taking minutes.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learned many skills, some computer based such as outlook and excel, I have also learned a lot relating to HR and Unilever, for example their processes and systems and how to use them to fulfil my role most effectively. On top of this, I have learned many personal skills such as confidence, teamwork and interpersonal skills
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my programme a lot, I feel challenged by the coursework and my role, which is enjoyable. I like the culture and ethos of Unilever, and I get on well with my team. It exceeded my expectations
4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?
I feel very valued by Unilever, my team value me, and they give me real, rewarding, challenging tasks to complete. There is lots of opportunities for recognition, and I have taken part in many projects and task which make me feel valued
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is very well structured, I spend 18 months in a department. My induction was well structured and very informative, I regularly meet with my assessor, training provider, line manager and employer. Task delegation is effective
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I regularly meet with my assessor/training provider to discuss how I am getting on, how I am finding my coursework and my role. My training provider gives me lots of support and guidance
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive lots of support form both my employer and my host employer. I meet with my Employer and my line manager regularly to discuss my progress, and there are opportunities for mentoring
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is generous, I receive well above minimum wage, plus London Weighting. It meets my needs in regards to travel, social and accommodation costs
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many events and opportunities outside of work, especially volunteering opportunities. I recently took part in a day in which we travelled to local schools and delivered self esteem workshops, this was very rewarding. there is also many training opportunities and courses
9a. Would you recommend Unilever to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Because they are a great company with a good ethos and good ethics. They look after you and give you invaluable experience
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Unilever? *
Research the company very deeply, think about how their schemes and ethos matches up to your ethos, experience and skills. Be yourself and put your best foot forward. Think about why you want to work for Unilever and why you would be good in this role
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