Supply Chain Industrial Placement 2024

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DEADLINE 12th January 2024
Burton | Gloucester | Kingston upon Thames | Leeds | London | Port Sunlight

Supply Chain Industrial Placement (IP) - UK & Ireland.

About Unilever     

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze, Vaseline, Sure, Wall’s, Colman’s and Pot Noodle.    

Faced with the problem of climate change and the desire for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’.      

What we offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary of £22,550, we also offer an end of placement bonus and a discounted staff shop. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.    

Diversity at Unilever is about championing inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. To celebrate this, we have internal networks and communities created to raise awareness for a cause, which work to create change within the business. These networks include Proud, Empower, Enable and Unity and our communities include Thriving Parents, Carers and All Inclusion Club.  

We give full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.    

We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes, and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.     

Do you require any adjustments in the application or assessment process?   

If you do need any adjustments, please inform the Talent Acquisition team who will contact you to discuss the accessibility options available. E.g., If required extending time spent in any ‘timebound’ assessments/interviews.  

*We also provide accessibility options such as magnifying glass, decrease/increase font size, change font & colour, screen ruler, screen mask for everyone who would require support.  

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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, Business Management and Economics. 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.  

Our application process involves

  • Online application 
  • Digital interview  
  • Half day selection board 


Placements may be in different business units across the UK with the majority of roles based in either our Liverpool or London locations, so you will be required to be location flexible throughout your time on the programme. 

Closing date

We will close for applications as soon as we receive enough applications for the business area. We, therefore, advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  

If you have any questions about your application or if you require special arrangements/reasonable adjustments to be made to complete any part of the application process, please contact the Future Careers Team.

If you would like to discuss any mitigating circumstances before making an application, please also contact the team using the following contact details: Phone: 020 3650 2304 or e-mail:   

DEADLINE 12th January 2024