I worked in the CD function under the Smart Data team, and was mainly involved with the launch of our new data platform. I created user manuals for the platform, assisted in trainings, and created a promotional video for it with an external video agency.
Yes, the skill I developed the most was clear communication both internally with Unilever employees and externally with a video agency.
Yes, I was given lots of responsibility from the start. I could see the impact of my work immediately.
After receiving my placement offer, I was matched with a buddy who was able to answer most questions I had about my placement. During the placement, I received lots of support from my line manager, along with the rest of our team. I also received general support from the Future Careers team, although communication with them was often difficult, and it could take up to two weeks for an e-mail response.
The company culture was very positive and inclusive. I felt very welcomed by everyone I met during my time at Unilever. I also really appreciated how global the company is, and how I got to meet people from around the world.
Overall, I really enjoyed my placement at Unilever, and learned a lot of transferrable skills to my future academic studies and career experience. I particularly liked how I got to learn more about eCommerce, which is extremely important in the modern day. I also liked how I got to work on many different projects, and never got bored of doing the same thing for too long.
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