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UFLP Cyber Security UK 2024

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DEADLINE 4th December 2023
United Kingdom

Technology Management (Cyber Security) Unilever Future Leader’s Programme (UFLP) - 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, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Vaseline, Wall’s and Pot Noodle.  

Faced with the challenge 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 £35,000 and a pension scheme, but we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. 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.   

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The role: Technology Management - Cyber Security

You’ll be joining Unilever’s Technology function, UniOps. UniOps touches every area of the business; providing critical internal services to keep the business running, alongside enabling Unilever to respond to external technological trends and challenges, such as the digitisation of business & consumer buying habits, accelerating cyber threats and rapid developments in big data and artificial intelligence. 

What will I be doing?

Throughout the programme, you will gain experience across our diverse technology organisation, designed to equip you with the necessary skills and expertise to become one of Unilever’s many senior technology leaders who started their careers as future leaders.

You could be working with some of our strategic technology partners like Microsoft, Amazon, and SAP, to deliver large scale global programmes, or with niche technology start-ups and industry innovators to solve current business and sustainability challenges.

What do we look for?

We look for motivated, self-starters with a passion for technology, business, and the planet. You’ll possess strong people skills and be a proven team player.

While there is no specific degree background required across any of our streams (many of our senior leaders didn’t start out in technology!), a keen interest in forward-thinking innovations and technology that enables business growth is a must.

What will the programme involve?

This three-year leadership development scheme is packed with variety and challenges designed to prepare you for your first managerial position. The scheme is composed of three streams that allow you to specialise in Technology, Cyber Security or Data & Analytics. Whilst on the scheme you will complete six 6-month rotations.

These will be split between your chosen specialisation, enabling you to build functional depth, alongside rotations across the other two streams to build breadth of knowledge. You may also complete an out of function rotation (e.g., in digital marketing or supply chain), enabling you to develop a more diverse set of skills and experiences outside of your chosen specialisation.

Alongside your rotations, you will follow an established learning roadmap designed to build your business acumen, develop commercial awareness and establish leadership potential. You will also get the opportunity to work across a variety of Unilever offices. Please see further information on the Cyber Security stream below.

In this stream you will specialise in Cyber Security, developing deeper expertise on how to mitigate Cyber Risk. You will build an understanding of the emerging and evolving Cyber threats Unilever faces, the tactics, and techniques our adversaries use, and the capabilities and mitigations that can be deployed to detect, respond, and recover from Cyber events. 

You will learn how to engage with business stakeholders to ensure appropriate mitigations are deployed across the business and understand how you can build awareness with employees to educate them on how to avoid being exploited. You will also develop an understanding of how Cyber Risk is assessed and governed, and how to operate assurance processes to check that industry standard Cyber Security controls are in place and are adopted.


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.

Travel Required: 10-25%.

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 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 4th December 2023