cropped-lgoo-1.png Business & Technology Management (BTM)

Our Senior Leaders share the secrets to success!

James Bruce – Executive VP Enterprise Solutions and Information & Analytics

  • Studied Economics at The University of Warwick

James was initially driven by the need to put a roof over his head, coming from a family of small business owners with limited success. His original aim was to work for a large company, gain experience and return the family business to profit.

What has made you stay with Unilever your whole career?

Having not set out with the intention of becoming a ‘lifer’ but new opportunities presented themselves as James excelled in each role he was given. The size of Unilever lends itself to an abundance of opportunity.

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final_annika Research & Development

Working for a company with a clear purpose

Unilever’s sustainable corporate philosophy has inspired me from the very beginning. Working for a company with a clear purpose and a lot of great people motivates me every day.

Annika is completing her UFLP in R&D and is motivated by Unilever’s sustainable business ethics.

What I do is what I believe in.

My name is Annika and I joined the Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP) as a Research and Development Trainee in March 2016. My trainee programme takes me to many different places, where I can gain experiences in various categories, job roles and functions. Therein, I gain insights in local, regional and global aspect of the company. Besides project management, current examples from my daily routine are tasting sessions or dealing with specifications, which describe e.g. contents of our products, the way they are produced or the final product labels.

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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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Picutre of the Unilever office entrance Business areas

An insight into Supply Chain and Customer Development!

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.

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knorr-factory International Internship Programme

My first 3 months as a UFLP with Knorr!

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.

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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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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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Julia Fentem interview Application Tips

Senior leader interview: Julia Fentem, Vice President SEAC

Julia is Head of Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC) and has spanned a career within Unilever since 1998. With an academic background in biochemistry and a PhD in toxicology, she has also played a key role in shaping the R&D UFLP and so read about her career so far, tips for being successful on the scheme and maintaining that vital work-life balance: Read more “Senior leader interview: Julia Fentem, Vice President SEAC”