1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Make prototype products and test them for various capabilities such as stability and effectiveness.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Lots of technical skills such as rheology, manufacturing, microscopy.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Very much and it has allowed me to gain a degree as well as work.
4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?
Within the team I work in, fairly well valued, however due to the size of the company this is difficult to achieve.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Very well organised, the programme has been running for a few years now, and it runs fairly smoothly, some improvements are also being made as difficulties arise.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
A fair amount of support, the university want their students to do well.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A fair amount, although this mainly comes from colleagues.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Very well, it is certainly one of the better paid apprenticeships available.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Not really, working and doing a degree takes up nearly all spare time.
9a. Would you recommend Unilever to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Good employer with a very good apprenticeship scheme.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Unilever? *
Be yourself and be willing to work hard!
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