R&D Apprentice at Unilever

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Bedford
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
Salary:
£20,440 annually
Review Date:
20th April 2016

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Review Score

9.3/10

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

10/10

I work as a R&D apprentice. This involves testing Unilever products and chemicals to make sure they are safe for manufacturers, customers and consumers. I also work with Unilever deodorants on any upcoming products.

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

10/10

-Time Management, accountability, organisational skills, business acumen, analytical skills, leadership & teamwork, presentation & public speaking.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

9/10

I enjoy learning the skills that my program teaches me, as they can be applied outside of my work.

4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?

10/10

Unilever ensures its employees are happy, investing a lot in wellbeing. I.e. Free headspace/many work perks

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

It has been patchy over the years, but I always know who to turn to if I have an issue.

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

10/10

University is very good at keeping in contact, flexible due to distance.

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

9/10

Unilever is committed to ensuring I am supported both physically and mentally. I have a buddy, a mentor and a line manager looking out for me.

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

10/10

Factoring in paying for a degree, it is a very good deal.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

Location wise, its a bit quiet. But the work community is quite nice.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

They care for their employees above the norm. Leadership seem committed to sustainability and global impact goals.

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

-Be yourself, prepare to work hard, don't be afraid of failure.

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