Spring Programme Intern (Customer Development) at Unilever

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Leatherhead South East
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Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Banking/Finance Human Resources Marketing Purchasing and Supply Sales Science/Research

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Unilever is a Top Employer

9.9/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
9.8
Everything Else

10.0

About You

Role Description

An insight into Unilever, specialising in Customer Development (sales).

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Unilever made me feel so welcomed into the company, despite the shortness of the programme. They got us stuck in with different challenges, including a session in the food solutions department and free Ben and Jerry’s!

10/10

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

During the time I’ve had with Unilever, they ensured we felt comfortable in our roles and provided us with a lovely 4 star hotel and food. We had 2 main mentors across 20 of us, but we also got to interact with placement students, graduates, and even senior member staff of departments.

10/10

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

As mentioned, we had 2 main mentors who were really approachable and helpful, both before and during the Spring Programme. Networking with current employees also provided a great insight into the company.

10/10

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

Although the Spring Programme is short, I got to hear a lot of personal stories of how employees connect with their customers and successfully carry out this business. A lot of responsibility is given at Unilever, along with a great amount of support.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

During the Spring Programme, we had 2 busy days, with a good and clear structure. We was given the ‘timetable’ prior to the event so we knew what to expect. Everything ran smoothly. We have been kept busy however it has not been hectic in the slightest.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The culture at Unilever is known the caring and fun, but it was great to experience the actual culture in the Leatherhead Office. It is a flexible working environment with a good support system, as has been shown throughout the whole experience.

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?

We got a great overview of the company and was informed about training within a full time role at Unilever.

9/10

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?

As we got to speak to placement students, graduates, and also people who’ve been in the company for more than 20 years we got a clear insight into progression and responsibility in the company at all stages.

10/10

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

I had the opportunity to see the experience first hand at the office, and also at networking events talking to employees.

10/10

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

Unilever gave us an insight into all the different categories and we got informered about the flexibility and opportunities for careers here.

10/10

Other Information

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

They paid for all our food and accommodation, and allowed up to £50 in travel expenses.

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

We got to meet a range of people from different departments doing different roles.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Over the 2 nights we had 2 networking events, to get to know each other and current Unilever employees who were in the same place as us. They provided wine and food.

10/10

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

At Unilever, there is a lot of social perks such as sports teams, an on sight gym, free ice cream, an on sight hair salon, and I’ve also been told the Christmas party was a lot of fun!

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, the spring programme is a great start to a career at Unilever.

10/10

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