Sophie Crompton – UFLP Supply Chain
What inspired you to apply?
I was first introduced to Unilever when my flatmate convinced me to go to a talk at University, like many people I think I knew the brands way before I knew about Unilever.
The presentation was really interesting. The thing that stayed with me most after the presentation and during the recruitment process was that Unilever has brands with a purpose.
Hello, I am Ney and it is not easy to start describing this working experience but I will try to explain my expectations before I got in Unilever, what I have been learning and how working life is..
I applied for this position in supply chain because it has everything I was interested in: working for an international company with one of the most important brands in the world but at the same time with a huge environmental commitment.
The expectations I had were quite high, but when I knew I was accepted for this position I was so excited and looking forward to beginning this adventure.
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.
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.
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!”
This has to be one of the best experiences I have had so far on the UFLP; it was a UFLP connect event in Unilever’s Rotterdam head office that involved 160 graduates across all multi-country organisations in Europe. Read more “What happened when 160 European UFLPs gathered in Rotterdam: Rosie Smith, R&D UFLP”
After some pushing from my friend Diana, here I am writing a blog post on my experience as a ULFP in Supply Chain!
I joined the scheme in September 2015 and I’m about half way through my first rotation as a Customer Replenishment Specialist for Tesco, Dunnes and Musgrave. Never heard about the last two? Well, that’s because I was lucky enough to be put up in our office in Citywest Dublin!
In supply chain there are numerous different roles you can undertake on the grad scheme and as such many locations you could possibly be based in. To make it a bit clearer for anyone thinking of applying for supply chain let me try to outline the roles you could do and where you could possibly end up. Read more “Supply Chain – Where Might You Work?”
Hi, my name is Ollie and I’m now almost three months in to my yearlong placement at Unilever, working in supply chain. I’ve spent the last three years studying Chemical Engineering at Birmingham University so this year represents a big change for me – both in terms of my daily routine and the material that I am working on!
I was attracted to Supply Chain as I wanted to see the true global scale of the business and in my role I’ve certainly been able to do that. I work in personal care (shampoo, deodorant, body wash, etc.), looking at the global simplification programmes that we have in place. Unilever is currently making a big push to grow the business, whilst reducing unnecessary complexity from things like low performing lines and different packaging and formulation variants. This is a very exciting project to be part of as I can tell that the work I am doing is used at a very high level within the business and is vital to the future of the company.
Despite being a diehard Southerner and originally being a bit daunted by the prospect of moving so far north, I’m very happy to be based at Port Sunlight and living in Liverpool. The office environment is relaxed, friendly and welcoming and the social life with other employees is extremely active (almost like I’m still a student!).
Last week, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to help out at Unilever’s Supply Chain Leadership Forum. This was a two day event where all the top people in Supply Chain got together to share ideas on the successful future of the business. As a reward for helping coordinate the personal care displays at the event, I got the chance to meet some very influential people within the company and enjoy two nights in the five star hotel where the conference was being held! There were lots of presentations by some really interesting people, not least top sports psychiatrist Professor Steve Peters, who has worked with the likes of British Cycling and Liverpool FC, on how to get the most out of your mind. Check out the extremely cheesy photo of me with one of our displays!
I wanted to do a year in industry to give me experience of the working world and to help me find out what sort of area I wanted to go in to. I’m so glad that I’m spending the year with Unilever as I could tell right from the start that my values really align with the way that work is done here. I’ve got a lot to do, and I’m looking forward to the remainder of my time here, this year and hopefully further on!