Hi all! My name is Charlotte and I work across the many deodorant brands in the Personal Care category. Currently I am 4 months into my marketing Industrial Placement and based in Leatherhead, UK.
Within deodorants, Unilever has a diverse and broad portfolio each suited to different lifestyles, demographics and passions. Some of the brands I have assisted on include: Sure, Dove, Lynx and Impulse.
Today, I am going to give you 3 reasons why Personal Care is a great category to be involved in:
Megan Chadwick – UFLP Marketing
A little bit about me…
I am from a large, working class family in Gloucester (1 of 7 children). I studied Business & Marketing at Oxford Brookes because this offered an IP year. Even though I achieved 1st grade at university I feared I would not get a place on the UFLP because I did not go to a red brick university.
I have always wanted to work in the FMCG industry and spent my Industrial Placement year at GSK.
What inspired you to apply?
I was inspired by the brands and the gigantic selection. Unilever offers the opportunity to work in a global company, but with the ability to move around.
Hi everyone my name is Rachel Rose, I have been working at Unilever for almost 3 months now as an assistant brand manager on the industrial placement scheme. My current role is in local marketing for Persil. Persil is an amazing brand to be working on as it is the No.1 Fabric Cleaning brand in the UK* and one of the biggest within Unilever.
As the first commercially available laundry detergent Persil has been at the forefront of innovation for over a century and this year is not one to disappoint either! Summer 2017 saw the launch of New Persil Powergems, the ultimate laundry detergent from Persil. The revolutionary new gem format took over 10 years of innovation to make and has 20+ patents and pending patents.
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 I really enjoy working here is because of the possibility of working from home.
Working from home doesn’t mean “slacking” or taking the day off, but rather setting the day on your rhythms, avoiding distractions and getting to be productive and work efficient while being you; no outfits, no dress codes, no formalities, just you and your ideas!
Unilever receives many applications each year from budding graduates and placement students hoping to get a piece of the action in the world of FMCG!
If you are successful in securing a graduate/placement scheme you will be placed in one of our categories… but do you have a preference?
Unilever offers much excitement, learnings and opportunities across all categories so wherever you are placed we guarantee a great and unique experience 😀
Jolanda, a Assistant Brand Manager within the Food Category tells us about her experience…
BCS, Ice Cream, Personal Care – At Unilever I am particularly fascinated by its variety
Hi everyone, my name is Jan-Eric and I am Marketing Trainee in the Unilever Future Leaders Programme. In the Marketing UFLP in Germany you pass through three different placements. The first rotation usually takes you in the field force. The second station is completed in the Brand Building department, which is the local marketing for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Finally, the third rotation often leads you abroad, mostly to our European or Global headquarters in Rotterdam or London. There, the Brand Development takes place, which corresponds to the global marketing.
Having now worked at Unilever for 6 weeks, some Summer Placement students reflect on their experience as they reach the half-way point…
Charndeep Singh, Supply Chain
Office Location: Manufacturing Excellence Centre (MEC) Port Sunlight
Most exciting experience so far: Leading Autonomous Maintenance training sessions for operators.
Key skill learnt you will take back to university: People management skills. Having to coordinate with and motivate operators and engineers to comply with standards set and improvements made has been challenging but highly rewarding.
Hi my name is Raji and I am currently an undergraduate placement candidate, in marketing at the wonderful world we call Unilever. I study Business and International relations at Aston University. I have worked in retail as a part time job for many years mostly at phone shops, so I enjoy a good sale and definitely love the evolving world of technology. Read more “6 months down the line: Raji Khaira, Marketing IP”
So I hope you read and enjoyed my blog on the 2016 European UFLP Connect (check it out here). That was purely my take on the biggest UFLP event of the year, where 160 grads from over 17 countries gathered at the Weena head office in Rotterdam. Read more “Grad Highlights on European UFLP Biggest Event of the Year!”