Spring Programme at Unilever

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Leatherhead South East
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Marketing

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7.5/10

About You
7.2
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

7.0

About You

Role Description

Marketing

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I found the Spring Week (2 days) was quite full on and intense, but I learnt a lot and had the chance to meet a wide range of Unilever employees, from placement students to graduates to people who had been with Unilever for 10 years.

7/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

Everyone was very friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the talks given on the first day were from some more senior people, making us feel valued.
Financially, I felt quite heavily invested in as we each had our own room in a nice business hotel, transfers to and from the office/station, and reimbursed travel costs.

7/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Any questions we had we answered, and there was plenty of opportunity to ask for help if needed.

8/10

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

We spent lots of time talking with and asking questions of employees, especially over dinner, which has definitely made me well practiced in the art of dinner time conversation. The challenge on the second day had a steep learning curve and made us think on our feet, something which doesn't happen a lot at university. Giving the presentation was particularly enjoyable.

7/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Pretty well structured - there was always something on the agenda for us!

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Really positive, chilled out and fun. We could wear jeans in the office, which added to the relaxed feeling.

10/10

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7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

A fair amount, as they had lots of people come and talk to us, and prepared activities.

7/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

Most insight into this came from Q&A sessions, but it is quite difficult to convey unless you actually have experience working there. Although, I still got the impression that it is relaxed, flexible and fun.

7/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

A lot! You really don't understand it until you have visited.

9/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

I gave me an idea of both what it would be like to work for Unilever, in addition to working in the FMCG industry.

7/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

Reimbursed up to £50 expenses

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Yes - two dinners, a Q&A and extensive opportunities for questioning.

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Fun!

8/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

No, not really.

4/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely worth it if you have ever wondered what it would be like to work for an MNC like Unilever.

7/10

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