Packaging Technology Apprentice at Unilever

Start Date:
2014
Location:
North West
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£25,000 annually
Review Date:
February 2019

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Review Score

8.8/10

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

10/10

Everyday is different and can vary based on the placement you are on but generally there is a mix of office based work (emails and calls), meetings and lab based testing

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

10/10

Significant development both professionally and personally that I believe university alone could never offer

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I love my job and I’m extremely passionate about it. Applying for it was the best decision I’ve ever made and I’m extremely grateful for being given this opportunity.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

I was the guinea pig for this apprenticeship so it wasn’t structured when I started and was very experimental but has become more structured for the apprentices who have followed since

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

10/10

My team are extremely supportive

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

10/10

I get a high amount of support with regard to studying for my qualifications

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

5/10

I feel I learn more from the job as opposed to the university qualification

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

8/10

I don’t really get involved personally but there are a lot of activities that occur on site

9a. Would you recommend Unilever to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Doing this apprenticeship has been the most rewarding experience of my life and I would urge anybody considering alternatives to university to consider Unilever

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

make sure your CV is spot on, be yourself if you receive interview requests (don't talk like you are reading of a page), and be genuinely interested

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