R&D Technologist - Regional Design Center, Europe at Unilever

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£21,147 annually
Review Date:
8th July 2016

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


R&D Technologist Leaf Tea Development Team for Unilever Brands in Europe This involves innovation, roll-out and maintenance of the current portfolio and business. Most commonly partnering with marketing and supply chain. Working 50% in the lab and 50% in the office.

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


I have gained a BSc Food Science & Technology degree and attended a number of internal and external courses for personal and team development.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Unilever has a relaxed but motivating culture that provides an environment to learn and develop whilst maintaining a good work/life balance.

4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?


Extremely valued based on the responsibilities and trust that you are given. Business partners highly value R&D and give respect regardless of being an apprentice.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Well organised and improving as the scheme is relatively new. There is a formalised rotation system so apprentices can experience more of the business and support is provided through a buddy and mentor.

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


As expected from University, no different to a full time student.

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


Great support network and always people around to help. Great amount of effort for general well-being.

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


Great pay and bonus schemes. Travel and University is sponsored by Unilever. And an annual performance/ pay review.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Unilever allow you to take volunteering days in addition to regular holiday days, They also provide sports facilities, including a gym, tennis courts and a golf course.

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


9b. Why? *

Fantastic opportunity if you are motivated and want to work for a great company, doing meaningful work with a purpose.

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

Always stretch yourself and don't be intimidated by the fact Unilever is a huge company. It is made up of lots of great individuals.

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