Industrial Placement - Supply Chain at Unilever

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Engineering

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7.4/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

5.0

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It has been a fantastic year at Unilever. Across the course of the year I have been fortunate enough to experience a range of areas within the business which as a result has helped me decide the direction I would like to take my career.

10/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Being given a large amount of responsibility from the beginning made me feel valued by my colleagues. My work had a direct impact on the factory floor which was received well by different departments.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

The projects which I was tasked with gave me the independence of deciding how best to approach the problem. Whenever I needed support or guidance it was there, in the shape of my manager or someone more specialized in the area I was working on. People across the site are very helpful and always make time when they can.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It would vary from day to day. In the first couple of months I would spend the majority of the day down on the factory floor learning the process and the variables which impact the production process. Once I was in full swing of things I would be busy throughout the whole week (there was always something to be getting on with!).

9/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a large amount of amount of responsibility which allowed me to really get stuck in from the beginning. I had clear targets which did change across the year due to a particular project becoming a priority.

10/10

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

This has been an invaluable development experience for both my soft and technical skills even though the role was not directly tied into my degree.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The environment in the office was fantastic, based within the management office where I had direct contact with the different departments I would be working with.

9/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

10/10

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

There was a wealth of knowledge on the ‘Degreed’ platform Unilever have which helped the day to day work as well as access to a number of physical guides.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I hope to be able to return to Unilever through a direct entry after completing my final year at university.

5/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

5/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Lived at home and commuted to work each day.

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

5/10

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