I had a very enjoyable day at Unilever, competing in the mini brand challenge, hearing advice and insight from a senior leader and enjoying the food solutions session!
It was all very informal and led by nice and friendly staff. The only criticism I have is that it wasn’t that specific to the function that I applied for. i.e. we all did the same activities.
I felt very welcome and all the staff were very pleasant to me. We were all treated with a decent level of respect despite all being younger and less experienced than the other staff. That said, there was little we actually did to feel valued for i.e. we completed no real tasks for the company
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Given that this was only a one day course and one day for the assessment, we did not pick up or develop any particular skills. Rather, we learnt of and caught an insight into skills and atttibutes that would be helpful in the future. And so in this sense it was helpful, going forward, to know what to take from degree.
The whole duration I have spent with Unilever has been meticulously thought out and well planned. Each minute has been accounted for and so one is never left bored. I would not have changed the planning nor organisation that had gone into this spring week program. Whilst tiring, a full day of well structured activities was good.
The general atmosphere was really friendly. Both my fellow colleagues, the more senior staff and all whom I came across were very pleasant. I did not feel as though any body was reluctant to be there nor were people reluctant for us to be in their office which was really nice
As previously said, this was a one day course with an additional day for the Unilever assessment centre. I am sure that in the future, if I am successful in the selection process, that Unilever will invest in my personal development a lot more and they did seem to stress this point.
Every employee that we met at Unilever offered a different insight into their jobs which was really interesting. For example, the senior research and development manager gave a very in depth account of his time at the firm and his day to day lifestyle. Which was also compared with other staff like the food solutions members.
Whilst not fully immersed into the Unilever corporate culture, we were told a lot by a lot of different members of staff about the culture of the company. It was apparent that they all were very knowledgable and enjoyed the culture that the company upholds. So in this case, the strong stance they have on sustainability
As the course was based largely on the general work of Unilever rather than the specific function I applied for, it is hard to say whether or not Supply Chain Management is something I would be interested in For the future. That said, working for Unilever has become something which definitely interests me
I have not yet completed the form for expenses claim however I shall do which will allow me to Be reimburses up to £50 for my travel to the leatherhead site. This is so helpful and generous as otherwise my trip from home would have been very expensive and would altered my view of the overall experience
Yes plenty. We had two evenings of formal dining with current employees which were both informal and informative and a great boost to my personal development. I met people from all divisions of the company which was really helpful in shaping my view of the entire form and working out what I’d like to do.