Spring Intern at Unilever

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Consumer Products/FMCG

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9.6/10

About You
9.8
The Organisation
9.7
Everything Else

9.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this placement- extremely friendly interns and staff, informative yet relaxed itinerary and a truly great insight into the industry, Unilever culture and the different roles available.

10/10

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

We were all treated like adults and I felt like everyone running the programme really valued all of the interns and their input about the programme and the company in general.

10/10

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

The itinerary was clear and all the timings of the activities were scheduled well. If anyone had a problem the leaders of the programmed dealt with it very efficiently. For example, I wanted to change functions for the assessment centre and the leaders made me feel really comfortable about discussing it with then and had no problem with my request. really appreciated this because although it was complicated I wasn't made to feel like it was an inconvenience.

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 insight was short I learnt a lot about the skills needed to excel at Unilever so I will work on these in order to increase my chances of working there in the future. With regards to my degree studies and beyond, these skills are transferrable so will be helpful in any role I take on.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured! We were all emailed the itinerary beforehand and the timings were stuck to, so the programme ran very smoothly with a good balance between learning and relaxing.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

So relaxed and friendly. Focused and instructive but not intimidating at all.

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?

The activities were all geared towards informing us more about the roles we applied for and the company in general. There was a bit of practice for the assessment centre but not enough time for a lot of personal training which is understandable.

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?

Really really helpful with this. I definitely got a sense of what it would be like to work there full time. We had a lot of opportunity to discuss this with industrial placement students and more senior employees. Very well thought out.

10/10

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

Gave us a true insight into the culture at the company, from talking directly to people to generally observing the office and how people worked.

10/10

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

We didn't get a lot of information on the separate functions but given the time constraints I wasn't surprised. Apart from that, it really made me even more determined to work for the company.

9/10

Other Information

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

Unilever reimburse travel expenses and pay for the hotel and food (which was there was a lot of). I was personally shocked at how much money was invested in the interns- tells you a lot about the company and how much they really value those who work/want to work for them.

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

Loads in the dinners for both nights and even throughout the day. My LinkedIn is thriving now!

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

As mentioned above, great and extremely helpful. I got to learn more about what function involves through talking to employees and what their average day might look like. Really interesting. It's also worth noting that everybody I spoke to loved their job which is promising.

10/10

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

Yes, through people I spoke to at the dinners. These are mainly left to the employees themselves. You get out what you put in.

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

100%. I would even love to do it myself again. I don't see why or how anyone could not enjoy it and come out of it not having learnt a lot about the industry and company.

10/10

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