Technology Management (UniOps) Industrial Placement

by Unilever

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Deadline: 16th December 2021
Salary: £20,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Computer Science, Information Technology
Location: Central London and City, East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside

Technology Management (UniOps) Industrial Placement

Technology touches everything we do from the sourcing of sustainable ingredients around the world to the marketing, measurement and selling of our brands online platforms. Through a choice of three streams, each varying in depth of expertise, you will have the opportunity to develop expertise in either our Cross-Function Stream, Technology Stream or Data and Analytics Stream. You’ll also work with a range of the world’s leading technology partners as well as ground-breaking start-ups to solve business challenges at a global scale.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be joining the UniOps function. UniOps touches every area of the business providing internal core services and enabling Unilever to respond to the big technological challenges all businesses face these days; for example, the buying trends of millennials or the need to be agile in a fast-changing world.

The range of opportunities available in UniOps is vast, and some of our current future leaders’ placements have included Sustainable Business & IT, Customer Development (Sales), Information and Analytics and Data Engineering just to name a few. We aim to provide experiences which deliver the relevant expertise for your chosen stream, as well as the commercial experience needed to develop future leaders that will enable Unilever to win in the marketplace.

Our purpose is to transform the way we make a difference to the lives of our people worldwide, and to power a consumer centric, future ready, and data intelligent business through disruption, digital innovation, and agile acceleration. You could be working with our technology partners like Microsoft, Amazon, and SAP, driving the delivery of a global programme, or working with niche technology start-ups and industry innovators to solve business and sustainability challenges.

What do we look for?

  • We are proud to offer three streams to allow future leaders to develop varying levels of expertise whilst also in parallel accelerating their business acumen, commercial knowledge and leadership potential.
  • Cross-functional Stream: In this stream we look to develop future leaders who are able to think about the experiences we provide our employees, our consumers, our customers and the business we work with on a day-to-day basis. Amongst others, we will provide experiences anywhere between our customer development teams and employee experience, covering everything from the physical workplace and the technologies used within it, to the support services we offer our employees to make their day to day lives simpler.
  • Technology Stream: In this stream we look to develop a genuine passion for business, brands and technology as well as being excited by digital developments. Amongst others, we will provide experiences in cyber security, cloud computing, data and analytics and implementing new technology developments at a global scale.
  • Data and Analytics Stream: In this stream you will develop deep expertise in data and work with cutting edge technologies in the cloud, allowing you to bring actionable insights to our business which will allow Unilever to grow, be more competitive and make sustainable living commonplace. You will be immersed in experiences across data analytics, data science and data engineering, leveraging the vast scale of information available at Unilever.

What will the scheme involve?

  • This three-year world class development scheme is packed with variety and challenge designed to lead you through to your first managerial position. You will complete four different placements and an out of function rotation in our Cross-function Stream and Technology Stream and be immersed in two extended placements designed for depth of expertise in the Data and Analytics Steam.
  • First-hand experience is the fastest way to learn, and you will have real responsibility afforded to you from day one. Each placement will provide you with hands-on learning alongside world-class experts, you’ll develop your leadership skills by working on live projects that offer you all the experience you need to become ready for your first management role. You will be required to be location flexible across different locations in the UK on all streams.
  • The final twelve months of the scheme will be personalised for every individual. This allows each individual to tailor their career path with experiences that align with their purpose and passions, whilst continuing to develop your skills and expand your network.
  • The Unilever culture is varied, friendly and encourages team spirit and collaboration. We will push and support you to achieve your potential, whilst giving you the chance to shape your career path according to your own interests, strengths, and ambitions.

Our application process involves;

  • Online application
  • Digital interview
  • Half day selection board

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in the world. It makes some of the world’s most loved brands: Dove, Lynx, PG Tips, Ben & Jerrys, Sure, Magnum, Knorr and Hellmann’s, to name a few. Unilever takes care of the whole supply chain of its products, from development and sourcing right through to production, marketing and distribution. 172,000 people globally produce brands that are sold in 190 countries and used by 2.5 billion people daily.

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