Unilever is a British-Dutch multinational corporation that owns many of the world's consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.
Unilever is a dual-listed company consisting of Unilever N.V. in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Unilever PLC in London, United Kingdom. This arrangement is similar to those of Reed Elsevier and Royal Dutch Shell prior to their unified structures. Both Unilever companies have the same directors and effectively operate as a single business. Unilever's main international competitors include Nestlé and Procter & Gamble. They also face competition in local markets or product ranges from companies such as Beiersdorf, ConAgra, Danone, General Mills, Henkel, Mars, Inc., Pepsico, Reckitt Benckiser and S. C. Johnson & Son.
The Unilever graduate scheme
Roles at Unilever are mainly based around: Marketing, Customer development, Supply chain, Financial management, Human resources, Information management & technology, Research and Development and Business development.
The programme focuses on building leadership capability and accelerating your development. And from the moment you join, you'll be doing a real job. One that will provide insight to the business, continually test and develop your skills, and make a genuine contribution to our business.
You will specialise in one of the eight areas and will be based in one of our business units in the UK. The scheme will involve a minimum of three placements over two years. These placements are real jobs - they provide a fantastic insight into the business, a chance to constantly develop new skills, as well as, build a firm foundation to kick-start your career. Placements will be in different business units across the UK, so you need to be flexible about where you are based during this time.
What you need:
Any degree subject is welcome. Unilever run a Graduate Leadership program. This program aims to fast track graduates into senior management roles within their first two years of employment. For many roles, having the right qualifications is important, but they're equally interested in your personal skills, your values and the various attributes that affect how you work and how you relate to the people you work with. In particular, they look for people with a passion for achievement. People who work best as part of a team and have leadership skills, integrity, drive and the desire to make things happen. Unilever recruit experienced professionals, graduates, interns and apprentices.