Communications Apprentice at Unilever

Start Date:
2016
Location:
Leatherhead
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£17,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2018

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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

As a communications apprentice, I work on a variety of internal and external communications.

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

10/10

I have learnt so many new skills! I have become a confident communicator with strong writing, editing, proofreading organisational and planning skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I absolutely love my programme. It has been the best expeience and I am so glad that I didn't go down the University route.

4. How valued do you feel by Unilever?

10/10

I feel extremely valued and empowered by Unilever to get involved it great projects and even lead some of them.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

10/10

My programme is very well structured with key dates and deadlines shared with plenty of time to achieve submissions.

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

8/10

We get lots of support from our provider. It took a while to get settled with them and establish ways of working, but this is all very fluid now.

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

9/10

I recieve plenty of suport from the AEA- they are always there to go to if I have any problems and we have monthly meetings with them.

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

8/10

As this is my second apprenticeship, I know how low an apprentice salary can legally be and I feel that the pay in this apprenticeship is very generous. It allows me to pay for rented accomodation and run my car, all while having a social life at the same time.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

There are always fun things to get involved with at Unilever!

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

It's given me invaluable experience and is setting me up for a great career in the future.

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

Never be afraid to share your ideas and ask questions! I felt very well prepared for my interview by reading up on the website and on social media.

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