The perks of working from home

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Sometimes working from home, as opposed to what many might believe, can boost the productivity, creativity and work-life balance of an employee! Did you know that Unilever strongly supports its people to work from home? Hi! My name is Afrodite and I work for Unilever Greece (Athens offices) as a Marketing Trainee. One reason is […]

Life as a HR Industrial Placement

Only a month left on the HR Industrial Placement Programme in our UK and Ireland Head Office in Leatherhead and reflecting on my time at Unilever, I would have never have thought I would have got the opportunity to achieve the things that I have. I sit in HR Expertise and over the course of […]

How a love of Cornetto led one UFLP to Unilever

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Today we talk to Elena Battini, an Italian native who embarked on the UFLP almost two years, starting in Rome. Like many people, Elena did not know Unilever was the company behind one of her favourite brands – Cornetto. She came to learn about the organization during her Bocconi University days in Milan while studying for a […]

Quality Testing… Ice Cream!

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Hi there, my name is Jack Matthews and I am a current Industrial Placement student working within supply chain as a Global Analyst at Port Sunlight. In addition to a standard work plan, each member of the Industrial Placement (IP), Summer Placement (SP), and Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP) community are responsible for a Recruitment […]

Unilever’s hidden ingredient…

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  Clea Giles, HR Business Partner Intern Unilever is a fast moving consumer goods company known for its exciting big brands such as Hellmann’s, Knorr, Marmite and Dove, to name but a few! So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I was asked to attend a Unilever assessment centre at the end of […]

Learning how to communicate a World Class message

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My name is Francesca. I joined the UFLP program in September 2016 and I am currently on my first job rotation in Caivano, the Algida plant based in Southern Italy. I want to share with you one of the experiences that make working in a factory like Caivano challenging but, at the same time, very […]

What it’s like working on Dove…

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‘What’s it like working on Dove?’ Millie, Marketing Industrial Placement Student on Dove It’s been almost 10 months now since I started my IP with the Dove global team at 100VE and I LOVE it. Unilever is renowned for its span of exciting, creative and successful brands, but the thing that I enjoy the most about being a part […]

e-Commerce is transforming the FMCG world – it’s great to be part of it!

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Hi, I am Dorena and I am a Customer Development Trainee at Unilever. I joined the Unilever Future Leaders Programme in September 2016. What I like most about the Customer Development UFLP is that you get the chance to dive into different areas of the business – including interfaces such as Trade Management or support […]

Sustainability and me

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“We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability – we must have both” Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is the embodiment of the quote above and is the bedrock of Unilever. Defined in 2010, the USLP, the code to which all brands in Unilever must adhere to, was a radical […]

More than a networking event… Our UFLP Connect 2017 in the Netherlands

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Hello everyone! My name is Francesco and I have joined Unilever Italy as Finance UFLP on  March last year. I’m currently working in the Rome HQ in the Finance Customer Development Business Partnering team and (fingers crossed!) I will be relocating abroad in a couple of months for my second rotation. Trust me, it has […]

Taking the first steps…

TAKING THE FIRST STEPS… Hi, I’m Chloe, I completed the HR summer placement last summer based at 100 VE. Trust me, I understand completing placement applications can be gruelling, daunting and complicated as hell so here are a few (hopefully) helpful hints I’ve picked up along the way… BE SMART Successful applications take time. You need […]

5 reasons relocating will make your internship unforgettable

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  The Unilever International Internship is a program addressed to top students from European Universities. Unilever gives a selected group of candidates the chance to show their potential. Candidates receive a 6 month assignment in one of the Unilever European headquarters. Relocating to Rotterdam or London is thus one of the main conditions to take […]

Senior Leader Interview: Andy Sztehlo, Vice President Ice Cream R&D

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Andy has built an extensive career within Unilever for over 30 years, involving working in over six different countries. He has now been in his current role as Vice President of Ice Cream R&D for over three years and has seen several UFLPs pass through his category. Read up on his career highlights, opinions on […]

I launched four different variations of the brand “Knorr – Echt Natürlich!” in Austria

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What really fascinates me about the UFLP is the responsibility, which is transferred to us from the very beginning. To see “my” products in every supermarket is something I am very proud of. Hi, my name is Lisa and in July 2015 I joined the Marketing UFLP in Austria. I started my traineeship in the […]

Diversity at Unilever

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“Unilever is passionate about diversity. I think we have to remember that that means not just gender diversity or racial diversity, but diversity of different types of people and thinking” Steve Miles, Global Senior Vice President, Dove We believe that diversity is the bedrock of Unilever. Unilever itself is an Anglo-Dutch company, harking it’s roots […]

Finance can take you everywhere: 5 years on from the UFLP

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Hello Andres, can you tell us a bit about your career start? What roles did you take on during your journey in Unilever? I started my career in Unilever 5 years ago as UFLP trainee in the Ice Cream Global Brand Development centre in Rome. After one year, I did a brief experience in the […]

The Scoop on Ice Cream: Clodagh Chapman, R&D IP

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Hi everyone, my name is Clodagh and I’m carrying out a year-long placement with Unilever, working as Process Development Technologist within the Ice Cream Category. My role involves working on a number of short-term projects both alone and in a team, with the overall aim to apply an engineering approach to develop, evaluate, and improve […]

Working for a brand with purpose

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WHY DID I DECIDE TO JOIN UNILEVER? Hi everyone! My name is Sophia and I come from Madrid, Spain where I studied business at Universidad Carlos III. During my last year of university, I decided to take on the challenge of doing an internship as part of my degree’s program. I had always been passionate […]

Axe: Setting the pace on Sustainability

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I’m Giannis and my first choice was Unilever, without even considering other companies! Some would argue that was an obvious choice due to the global scale of the company – however for me it was for totally different reasons and I now find myself working for AXE Masterbrand as a Global Brand Development Intern in the Rotterdam […]

The Great Unilever Bake Off!

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I’m Lucia and I work in the Hellmann’s team. Today, I want to tell you about the bake-off event. It happens every year for 5 weeks in 100VE, our Central London office. Anyone who wants to take part needs to create a team of 5 people and to come up with a team name. Each […]