Summer Placement

by Unilever

Best Student Employer


  • Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • 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.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Yes, the skill I developed the most was clear communication both internally with Unilever employees and externally with a video agency.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I was given lots of responsibility from the start. I could see the impact of my work immediately.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • 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.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • 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.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • 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.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Unilever
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Unilever to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Unilever
  • Make sure you do your research and know what initiatives Unilever is currently involved in in terms of sustainability.

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Internship (1-4 Months)


Central London and City

September 2021

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