IT Business Analsyt at Unilever

Start Date:
Port Sunlight
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£1,300 monthly
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

8.4 /10

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


My roles in Unilever are to interact with internal stakeholders to find requirements for their Use Case, my team runs the print service line and the E-Signature tool DocuSign. I have frequent skype calls with internal Stakeholders about their DocuSign process so that I can build their templates to use for real. Wirth Print I work on the utilisation side to try and manage the print fleet

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


I am definitely learning new skills every week within Unilever, these skills have came in a broad range, for example, I have developed on my confidence of speaking to Colleagues, I also learn new ways of working with different tools within Microsoft Office to DocuSign. I think learning new skills is the so important while on the apprenticeship

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy coming to work and doing my day-to-day job, I always try to get as many use cases signed off so that I always have something to do, The training side of the programme can be improved but that is more of an Arch Apprenticeship issue not an Unilever issue.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The Programme isn't really well structured as far as Arch is concerned, they seem to not be in scope with BCS who is the exam provider. BCS have changed the exam layout and ARCH haven't adapted to the change as well as they should have. They always seem to be surprised by the level of questions within the tests.

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


With Unilever I have a unbelievable amount of support from everyone that is within my team, going from my manager who always pushes me to be the best I can possibly be, to my Colleagues from India and Philippines who are always willing to help me whenever i do not understand a task.

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


I have a LDC (Learning Development Coach) who has monthly calls to keep me up to date on my progress, This helps me with my presentation that i need to complete, However the Teachers for my training day don't seem to be 100% up to date with the BCS Course as they have just reworked the training sessions, so the Teachers are still learning the change as much as us.

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


Our training provider is in Manchester which isn't to bad for us to get to most months, The starter trainings where not very useful for my role within Unilever however, the BCS training sessions are extremely useful for my everyday job, their is just a lot of information that we have to learn within a 3 day period. I wish that the trainings where spreadout to be a weekly thing to give us longer to learn it

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.)


There are a lot of activities that you can enrol in within unilever, myself i am involved in the football that is arranged every Wednesday, there are constant events that are happening in our lunch break area, for example a Super Hero event, where prizes where to be won for the winners.

9a. Would you recommend Unilever to a friend?


9b. Why?

Unilever is a perfect place to start of your career, it is one of the best companies in the world to work for, they treat everyone fairly and i haven't met anyone who hasn't been friendly within the work environment. The company is really pushing to be the best it possibly can be, and make the world a better place. They really want employees to be involved and they make you feel like you're making all the difference with everything you do.

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

Just don't be nervous and ask questions, do not act differently in the assessment centre the assessors will see the difference straight away, just be yourself and relax, The Assessors want to know what you are capable of, keep it short and sweet and you'll have a good chance of being selected.

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