1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Research and Development for ice cream brands such as Magnum, Ben & Jerrys and Cornetto, pilot plant technologist
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Time management, attention to detail, following procedures and specific equipment instructions
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I love the company I work for, everyone is always more than happy to help whether It be with a university project or day to day issues at work
4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?
with only a small amount of apprentices I feel we are all looked after very well.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
every year we move into a different team or department, this is so that we get a broad variety of training and gives a great opportunity to make links in the working environment. the more people you know the easier it is.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
the tutors are always there to help, whether you email them at 3pm or 3am they never take too long to reply, the tutors do a great job at making sure everyone on our course is at the same level so that nobody gets left behind.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The apprenticeship is relatively individual, Unilever let you get on with what you have to do for Uni work, and are there if you should need them, although with the small group of apprentices we have a strong relationship and help each other if anyone is struggling at all
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
the salary at Unilever is very good compared to other apprenticeships available
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
there are loads of sports clubs available that I have joined at work, also with handfuls of charity and fundraiser events that anyone can help out with.
9a. Would you recommend Unilever to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Great company to work for, lovely environment in and around site.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Unilever? *
do a lot of prior research into the brands and new things which Unilever are doing around the world which you can talk about in your interview, such as their sustainable living plan.
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