sure Business areas

I want to work on Personal Care!

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 and Lynx.

Today, I am going to give you 3 reasons why Personal Care is a great category to be involved in:

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dorena Business areas

Learn skills necessary for your future!

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 functions like Category Management. You also have the opportunity to learn more about Brand Building. The majority of the time, however, you will spend in the Key Account Management. This is a key role in our business, making sure that our products are available to our consumers and being the direct and first contact to our trade partners.

My first rotation of the UFLP was in the German e-Commerce department. The role gave me the great opportunity to Read more “Learn skills necessary for your future!”

abbie Business areas

Function insight into Marketing and Finance!

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.

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working-from-home International Internship Programme

The perks of working from home

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!

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ABM Jolanda Business areas

‘I want to work on baking, cooking and spreads!’

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…

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Jan-Eric, Marketing UFLP Marketing

Unilever has so much variety…

 

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.

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Angus Giddins Business areas

Summer Placement Mid-Point Reflection!

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.

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Lara Giardina Human Resources

Our Brands? It’s all about the people behind them

How many times did you think “Do we really want to gain a seat in the market? Let’s invest in Sales and Marketing”

Yet, there are not specific functions which are more important than others. Being successful in our markets is the result of an equation in which all our functions play a fundamental role.


But what’s the role of HR in this equation?

You may also think brands are our ‘only’ most valuable and strongest asset, and therefore our key ingredient to success. But how come these brands, among tons of other competitor’s brands, have always managed through the years to maintain their high market share and a strong brand equity? The answer is easy: it’s because of the people behind these brands!

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walls ice cream on the beach Unilever Future Leaders Programme

How a love of Cornetto led one UFLP to…

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 business degree in International Management.

She decided to apply for the UFLP and was successful in securing a place on the Go-To-Market UFLP (marketing and sales).

The 26-year-old from Parma has worked in Customer Development since joining the company and has taken part in two international rotations so far.

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