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Supply Chain Industrial Placement 2022

Various UK locations. Multiple vacancies.

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About Unilever

Unilever is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in the world. It makes some of the world’s most loved brands: Dove, Lynx, PG Tips, Ben & Jerrys, Sure, Magnum, Knorr and Hellmann’s, to name a few. Unilever takes care of the whole supply chain of its products, from development and sourcing right through to production, marketing and distribution. 172,000 people globally produce brands that are sold in 190 countries and used by 2.5 billion people daily.

Every U Does Good. Unilever

At Unilever, doing good sits at the heart of our business. We’re always working to reduce our environmental footprint, better support our employees and partners, and help local communities thrive. So every time you scrub, brush, lick or slurp one of our products, you help do some good by supporting one of our many sustainability initiatives. It’s a journey we’re still on and there’s more to do, but with your support we can create a better world.

If you have a logical mind, enjoy problem solving and are interested in Operations Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Planning or Logistics, then a 12-month Industrial Placement in Supply Chain Management at Unilever could be for you. Believe it or not, Unilever’s global Supply Chain is the largest division in the company. We make some of the world’s best loved brands (Dove, Tresemmé, Ben & Jerry’s, Comfort, Knorr and Marmite to name a few), and we want students with the will to lead others in driving these brands forward.

At every stage of our supply process, starting with sourcing raw materials and ending with timely delivery to our customers. It’s down to us to make sure our products are available on the shelves at the highest quality, when consumers want them and at a good price.

What will I be doing?

Supply Chain is Unilever’s biggest function so there are a huge range of opportunities you could take on! You could be taking a leading role in one of our global planning teams, helping launch the newest Beauty and Personal care innovation. You could also be helping deliver sustainable engineering projects at one of our UK factories or even working in our UK/I head office, ensuring our Ice Cream trucks arrive on time and in full at our customers! 

What do we look for?

For Supply Chain, we require a strong technical qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). We also accept other science-based degrees (BSc) and Supply Chain related disciplines such as Supply Chain Management and Logistics. Students must have completed the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree by the time they start their placement and be returning to study after their placement.

With a strong performance culture, challenging goals and continuous feedback, we will support you to achieve your potential in an inclusive environment. You will thrive by gaining exposure to real business challenges where your energy and fresh thinking will have an impact. First-hand experience- it’s the fastest way to learn.

Our Supply Chain Management Industrial Placements are a chance to showcase your ambition, thinking and skills, with total support from a line manager and a buddy either in one of our factories or the head office.

We also have excellent benefits to support you through your placement including a salary of £20,000, 20-25 days’ annual leave and training through virtual and instructor-led sessions.

Our application process involves;

  • Online application
  • Digital interview 
  • Half day selection board

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £20,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 Months
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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