Unilever’s hidden ingredient…

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  Clea Giles, HR Business Partner Intern Unilever is a fast moving consumer goods company known for its exciting big brands such as Hellmann’s, Knorr, Marmite and Dove, to name but a few! So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I was asked to attend a Unilever assessment centre at the end of […]

Learning how to communicate a World Class message

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My name is Francesca. I joined the UFLP program in September 2016 and I am currently on my first job rotation in Caivano, the Algida plant based in Southern Italy. I want to share with you one of the experiences that make working in a factory like Caivano challenging but, at the same time, very […]

What it’s like working on Dove…

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‘What’s it like working on Dove?’ Millie, Marketing Industrial Placement Student on Dove It’s been almost 10 months now since I started my IP with the Dove global team at 100VE and I LOVE it. Unilever is renowned for its span of exciting, creative and successful brands, but the thing that I enjoy the most about being a part […]

e-Commerce is transforming the FMCG world – it’s great to be part of it!

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Hi, I am Dorena and I am a Customer Development Trainee at Unilever. I joined the Unilever Future Leaders Programme in September 2016. What I like most about the Customer Development UFLP is that you get the chance to dive into different areas of the business – including interfaces such as Trade Management or support […]

Sustainability and me

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“We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability – we must have both” Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is the embodiment of the quote above and is the bedrock of Unilever. Defined in 2010, the USLP, the code to which all brands in Unilever must adhere to, was a radical […]

More than a networking event… Our UFLP Connect 2017 in the Netherlands

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Hello everyone! My name is Francesco and I have joined Unilever Italy as Finance UFLP on  March last year. I’m currently working in the Rome HQ in the Finance Customer Development Business Partnering team and (fingers crossed!) I will be relocating abroad in a couple of months for my second rotation. Trust me, it has […]

Taking the first steps…

TAKING THE FIRST STEPS… Hi, I’m Chloe, I completed the HR summer placement last summer based at 100 VE. Trust me, I understand completing placement applications can be gruelling, daunting and complicated as hell so here are a few (hopefully) helpful hints I’ve picked up along the way… BE SMART Successful applications take time. You need […]

5 reasons relocating will make your internship unforgettable

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  The Unilever International Internship is a program addressed to top students from European Universities. Unilever gives a selected group of candidates the chance to show their potential. Candidates receive a 6 month assignment in one of the Unilever European headquarters. Relocating to Rotterdam or London is thus one of the main conditions to take […]

Senior Leader Interview: Andy Sztehlo, Vice President Ice Cream R&D

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Andy has built an extensive career within Unilever for over 30 years, involving working in over six different countries. He has now been in his current role as Vice President of Ice Cream R&D for over three years and has seen several UFLPs pass through his category. Read up on his career highlights, opinions on […]

I launched four different variations of the brand “Knorr – Echt Natürlich!” in Austria

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What really fascinates me about the UFLP is the responsibility, which is transferred to us from the very beginning. To see “my” products in every supermarket is something I am very proud of. Hi, my name is Lisa and in July 2015 I joined the Marketing UFLP in Austria. I started my traineeship in the […]

Diversity at Unilever

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“Unilever is passionate about diversity. I think we have to remember that that means not just gender diversity or racial diversity, but diversity of different types of people and thinking” Steve Miles, Global Senior Vice President, Dove We believe that diversity is the bedrock of Unilever. Unilever itself is an Anglo-Dutch company, harking it’s roots […]

Finance can take you everywhere: 5 years on from the UFLP

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Hello Andres, can you tell us a bit about your career start? What roles did you take on during your journey in Unilever? I started my career in Unilever 5 years ago as UFLP trainee in the Ice Cream Global Brand Development centre in Rome. After one year, I did a brief experience in the […]

The Scoop on Ice Cream: Clodagh Chapman, R&D IP

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Hi everyone, my name is Clodagh and I’m carrying out a year-long placement with Unilever, working as Process Development Technologist within the Ice Cream Category. My role involves working on a number of short-term projects both alone and in a team, with the overall aim to apply an engineering approach to develop, evaluate, and improve […]

Working for a brand with purpose

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WHY DID I DECIDE TO JOIN UNILEVER? Hi everyone! My name is Sophia and I come from Madrid, Spain where I studied business at Universidad Carlos III. During my last year of university, I decided to take on the challenge of doing an internship as part of my degree’s program. I had always been passionate […]

Axe: Setting the pace on Sustainability

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I’m Giannis and my first choice was Unilever, without even considering other companies! Some would argue that was an obvious choice due to the global scale of the company – however for me it was for totally different reasons and I now find myself working for AXE Masterbrand as a Global Brand Development Intern in the Rotterdam […]

The Great Unilever Bake Off!

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I’m Lucia and I work in the Hellmann’s team. Today, I want to tell you about the bake-off event. It happens every year for 5 weeks in 100VE, our Central London office. Anyone who wants to take part needs to create a team of 5 people and to come up with a team name. Each […]

The life of a marketing industrial placement in PG tips: Half way there!

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Half way through already?! I can’t quite believe how quickly these past six months have gone. If anyone was to have told me what I would have been responsible for and achieved in the first six months, I would never have believed them… I currently work in the wonderful world of tea on the PG […]

Dove’s Dutch sponsored swim raises €2m!

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My name is Paul-Josse Zaman, 27 years and live in Rotterdam. I started working at Unilever in March 1st, 2016. I started working as Brand Builder Marketing as Brand Manager of Dove Men Care and Axe shower, after working in field sales with my fellow trainees for two months. In my spare time, I love to […]

Making an Impact as a Summer Intern

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My name is Yanek and I completed the summer placement programme, working in customer development in Leatherhead. After completing my placement in September, I am now back at the University of Surrey completing my Bachelor in International Business Management. I applied for Unilever, as it is a well established company and its appealing brands make […]

5 reasons why you should apply to the UIIP today!

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1) It will be challenging experience One usually expects that as a new person, and especially as an intern, you are at the bottom of the knowledge totem poll, but it’s nothing like that at Unilever. From your first day as an intern you are treated as a regular employee: as soon as you join […]