Finance Professional Higher Apprenticeship at Unilever

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Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Central London & City North West South East
Role May Involve:
Business FMCG & Retail

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About Unilever

Do you want to kick-start your career in one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies? Two billion people in 190 countries buy and use our products every day including Persil, Dove, Magnum, Hellman’s, Marmite and Lynx and you’ll find our products in the kitchens and bathrooms in 9 out of 10 UK homes (go on, have a look!).

At Unilever, we give you the skills and support you need to unlock a bright future that’s full of opportunities and new experiences. We offer different apprenticeships to take your career in exciting directions in Business, Technology, Science, Supply Chain and Engineering. Our apprentices receive lots of hands-on training and guidance from experienced professionals and are given real responsibility from the start.

Our apprentices bring fresh ideas and deliver innovative ways to meet the everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

Finance Professional Higher Apprenticeship


The Unilever Finance Higher Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to learn, earn, and get a professional qualification in Finance in just two years – and without the debt of University fees. You will develop professionally through formal training and on-the-job learning, and personally, with business skills training and one-to-one guidance. You’ll be part of a group of Fast Moving Consumer Goods finance professionals in a company whose products help millions of people look good, feel good and get more out of life.

As an apprentice, you’ll receive on-the-job training and experience in the Finance function along with formal training to gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to support our business operations. You’ll join a specific team and will have a dedicated line manager committed to enhancing your career experiences. You’ll be given opportunities to develop the skills aligned to your role and responsibilities to enable you to take control of your career. These will include Business Partnering the Sales and Marketing Commercial Teams, Project Accounting for the IT Support Team and Control Accounting for the UK & Ireland Business.

The Level 4 Finance Apprenticeship is open to people of all ages from all backgrounds - we’ll give you the support and opportunity to turn your potential into a long-lasting and rewarding career in Finance.


Finance Apprenticeships are based in Leatherhead or Kingston (Surrey)


We look for apprentices who….

  • Want to build a career in Finance or Accountancy with strong analytical, planning and organisational skills.
  • Have a GCSE or equivalent at grade C or above in both English Language and Maths
  • Have, or are predicted, a minimum of 2Bs and 1C at A Level (or equivalent)
  • Can work as part of a team, so excellent communication skills and teamwork are essential
  • You’ll need to be proactive, eager to learn, and ready to work hard and get involved
  • Are up for a challenge, can use their own initiative to solve problems, and can demonstrate good attention to detail
  • You must also be eligible to work in the UK


  • You will gain a Level 4 professional qualification aligned to either CIMA or ACCA

Learning will take place through online classrooms and you’ll be supported by academic and professional mentors, managers and an assigned buddy.


Entry is September 2017

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