Chemical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

by Unilever

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Job Details

28th February 2022
£16,000 - £17,999
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
Engineering & Manufacturing
Port Sunlight

Chemical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

An engineering apprenticeship within the Unilever supply chain is a gateway to a dynamic career. You will be involved first-hand in helping our business thrive sustainably through the 400+ household brands we produce every day.

By joining our engineering team as an apprentice, you will become part of our inclusive community of over 8000 of the most highly skilled engineers worldwide, spanning across 320+ factories. Working together, supporting each other, and implementing the latest technology and design to build ground-breaking solutions and innovations.

Apprentices will work in one of Unilever’s factories, alongside a multidisciplinary team who are responsible for optimising the running and maintenance of equipment.

Unilever works in partnership with the University of Sheffield (an elite Russell Group university) and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to deliver engineering apprenticeship programmes.

This partnership offers Unilever engineering apprentices the opportunity to experience a real-world manufacturing environment and gain hands-on experience of equipment used every day in industry. Apprentices will build the knowledge, skills and on-job experience required whilst also working towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Completing a Unilever engineering apprenticeship programme is a way to earn as you learn and fire-up your career.

What will I be doing?

Chemical Engineering apprentices will work as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Centre pilot plant team in Unilever Research & Development Post Sunlight, delivering high quality product innovations to support Unilever's Home and Personal Care category innovation programmes. While doing this they will study part time at the Unilever of Chester towards a BEng degree in chemical engineering.


60 months


Have GCSEs including English Language and Maths at grade 5 or above. Have or are predicted a minimum of 3 A-levels or equivalent at B grade or above (including Maths or above) and another STEM subject.


  • Competitive Reward - you will start on a competitive salary which we will review annually to reflect your progression and development
  • Learning and Development - Together we'll help you to accelerate your learning and development through hands-on experience, mentoring, and support.
  • Health and Wellbeing - Keeping healthy is important to us all. Where possible, we provide on-site gym facilities, regular health checks and an extensive suite of mental health and wellbeing resources.
  • Flexible Working - We encourage agile working which means that, where your role allows you to, you're empowered to work anywhere at any time, providing the needs of the business are met.
  • Holidays - We offer 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays.

Application Process:

  • Stage 1 - Complete the online application form and tell us about your motivation for choosing Unilever and your selected apprenticeship programme.
  • Stage 2 - Situational Judgment Test, which gives you realistic, hypothetical scenarios where you will be asked to identify the most appropriate response.
  • Stage 3 - Virtual Discovery Centre, immersing yourself in business challenges, our Purpose Hub an interview.

About Unilever

Unilever is a global fast-moving consumer goods company and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products, reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes all over the world, including Persil, Dove, PG Tips & Magnum.

How to apply

To apply for this programme and to find out more, please click on the apply button below.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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