Level 6 Food Scientist Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Unilever

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Level 6 Food Scientist Degree Apprenticeship Programme

What's it all about?

Unilever is a great place to begin your career, our Research and Development teams are recognised and respected as some of the world’s best. They bring ideas to life that make our brands bigger, bolder and more exciting.

The Unilever Research and Development degree apprenticeship scheme in Colworth is your opportunity to join an exciting and challenging area within Unilever. Our apprentices follow a structured and challenging academic programme to achieve a BSc Honours degree (aligned to Foods Professional degree apprentice standard), as well as working on real projects with world renowned scientists that deliver to some of the 2.5 billion consumers who use a Unilever product everyday.

As a R&D Refreshment Degree Apprentice, you will work with the Research & Development Refreshment teams leading the way in developing new products in Beverages and Ice Cream. Over the 5 years you will study for a BSc while experiencing working in different aspects of Refreshment Research & Development, whether it is in the Ice cream Global Design Centre to develop Ice Cream Products for the global market, designing and utilising new technology to develop products for innovations truly ahead of the competition; or in Beverages delivering world class innovations in great tasting drinks that meet the vitality needs of our consumers or in the Discover team whose aim is to be the primary source of sustainable, new science bringing great inventions for Unilever long-term competitiveness.

Where are they based?

Location: Unilever Colworth – Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire

What are we looking for?

Grade requirements: At least 2 science A levels (or equivalent) at grade B or above – Chemistry, Physics, Biology and/or Math’s preferred.

Passion for Science: You need to show a genuine interest in the subject area.

Skills/Competencies required:

From the moment you join the scheme you will be working on real projects with real responsibilities and deliverables. We are looking for people with a passion to succeed and prepared to take on challenging work outside their comfort zone, an ability to meet deadlines both at work and with their studies. You should not be afraid to ask questions, learn new skills and speak up. Your input is just as important as the next person. You must be able to express yourself when working within such a large business environment. You will need to listen to people and communicate clearly to achieve your goals.

You must have the permanent right to work in the UK and have been a permanent resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

What we will give you?

  • BSc in Foods Science & Technology
  • You will learn about a variety of roles and associated skills within Ice Cream & Beverages R&D as you move to different teams throughout the 5 years of your apprenticeship.

When does it start?

2nd September 2019

About Unilever

Would you like to work with and learn from the biggest brands in the world, bringing your purpose to life with your work? We care as much about the sustainability of our business as we do about the success of our brands and our people. Together, we can feel good about the work we do every day.

From tea to ice cream, and shampoo to skincare, our brands cater for all tastes. Think PG tips, Hellmann’s, Ben & Jerry’s and Simple. When you discover the career that you want with us, as a global organisation we’ll help you to follow the right path for you. Surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers, you’ll channel your purpose and find fresh ideas as you make a real impact on the business and the world. We offer apprenticeship programmes including Business Administrator, Digital Marketer, Chartered Manager, Engineering and many more!

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