Logistics Excellence Analyst at Unilever

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Leatherhead Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Logistics and Operations

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7.9/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

5.2

The Role

Role Description

My job required me to analyse current problems within the Unilever Supply Chain, specifically the refusal of excess goods (code R31) by our customers. Networking with people from all areas of the business was crucial to really understanding the what was current practice, how this could be improved and how any unnecessary problems could be removed from the deliver process. Analysis of figures using excel and the SAP system was also a key component of my project. I then came up with solutions to some of these problems and worked on introducing them successfully into the Unilever so that they became standard practice.

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

Everyone went the extra mile to be friendly and welcoming and ensure I settled in. During my work everyone was more than happy to help me when I was researching my project and they all seemed to understand that my project had potential to improve the business i.e. I was taken as seriously as someone doing the job full time.

9/10

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

As mentioned above, everyone went out of their way to make me feel welcome and to help me settle in. This attitiude continued throughout my entire placement.

9/10

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

Brilliant! To begin with I was given lots of help but as my placement progressed I was encouraged to make my own decisions and to stick with them rather than asking for a second opinion which is sometimes easier when you're doing something completely knew.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

To begin with there were a lot of problems with setting up my phone my internet and my remote access and this wasted a lot of time. I nearly always had something to do and although at times I was extremly busy it made me more efficient and made the day more productive.

7/10

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

The attitude towards my placement was brilliant!! I was taken serioiusly by everyone I worked with, I was given the freedom to make informed decisions and challanged to give the reasons for my decisions. I was given all the support I needed to ensure I put my plans into action and completed them for the end of my project. I was made to feel like a valuable member of the team!

9/10

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

I've not only learnt how supply chain works within Unilever I've also learnt a million other skills that I can use in the rest of my life. As a result of my placement my confidence has grown as has my ability to take on and deal with challanges more effectively. Most of all I feel I learnt a lot from the people I was working with they all wanted to produce results and they wanted to give everything 100% but they did it without compromising on their confident and friendly attitude to the people working around them.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

9/10

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

Before starting the placement comunication as to what I would be doing once I was there was very limited. However once I got there everything was much more organized.

7/10

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

They gave me modules to learn which taught me the basics of a business.
I was taken to Ireland to talk with our business colleagues over there, this was a great experience which I learnt a lot from.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
9/10

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

I'm hoping to get a job with them!!!

9/10

Social

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

Everyone was friendly at work and there were a lot of group lunches and activities within work but none/very little outside.

6/10

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

ok, not much around and about the workplace by way of places to socialise

5/10

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

If you knew the right places to go there were some brilliant little jems!

7/10

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

Not really much outside the work place that was organised through work, which was a bit disappointing.

3/10

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