Research Scientist at Unilever

Start Date:
2012
Location:
Bebington
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4)
Salary:
£18,500 annually
Review Date:
7th June 2016

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Review Score

7.3/10

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

8/10

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?

9/10

Lots of technical skills such as rheology, manufacturing, microscopy.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

Very much and it has allowed me to gain a degree as well as work.

4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?

4/10

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?

8/10

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?

8/10

A fair amount of support, the university want their students to do well.

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

9/10

A fair amount, although this mainly comes from colleagues.

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

9/10

Very well, it is certainly one of the better paid apprenticeships available.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

3/10

Not really, working and doing a degree takes up nearly all spare time.

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

Yes

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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