Working at Unilever

Agile Working at Unilever

"Agile working is critically important, it’s all about raising performance, providing our employees with the tools, the technology, the environments to be able to work anywhere, anytime" - Doug Baillie

Working at Unilever

Unilever is a leading Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company in the UK and Ireland.  We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment.  We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands including Dove, Persil, Knorr, Flora, Magnum and PG tips tea.

We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a difference.


 

Our culture

Make an Impact

At Unilever you can make a strong contribution to how the business performs and impacts people’s lives. Like Meagan who helped launch the Dove Self Esteem project in the community to improve the  self esteem of girls.  We aim to ensure the impact you make is recognised and rewarded so that you feel you have made a difference.

Passion for Brands

Unilever people are passionate about our brands and products. Regardless of where they work in the business, everyone has an opportunity to share in the excitement of seeing the launch of a new product. You will really learn how a FMCG business operates from an initial idea, through the creation of a product, to it appearing on the supermarket shelf. But our passion doesn’t stop there - Unilever people are able to see how the product impacts the consumer and can change their life.

Team Culture

At Unilever, we value our team environment where people treat each other with integrity and respect. There is great passion, innovation and commitment to working together to fulfill ambitious goals and realise true potential. Together we have created:

  • An inspiring workspace to promote innovative thinking

  • Informal and friendly work environment

  • A global mindset by bringing together people with a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds

Well Being

Balancing career ambitions with demands of life outside work can be difficult. We support employees in fulfilling their ambitions by giving them the opportunity to work in a productive and healthy work place. In 2012, workingmums.co.uk recognised Unilever for ‘Innovation to Flexible Working’. We offer employees the opportunity to participate in our agile working scheme offering flexible hours or extended leave, for example, career breaks or enhanced maternity leave.

Learning & Development

We believe in developing our talent, therefore we provide great experiences that will broaden and deepen your skills and experience.  We offer on the job peer to peer mentoring and encourage real feedback to help facilitate knowledge sharing and learning. We have a catalogue of world class training opportunities that are delivered in various formats depending on your development needs.  

Reward at Unilever

Great Rewards

  • Performance related bonus schemes

  • Up to 26 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

Subject to job role & location:

  • Share Buy scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • Private Healthcare

  • Company car/car allowance

Other Incentives & Savings

Our ‘Community Matters’ scheme encourages fundraising, volunteering and donations in our local community.

We offer some fantastic discounts on Unilever products and at well known supermarkets and retailers.

Once you have joined the business, you can refer talented friends and family through the ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme.

We encourage a healthy work environment and our sites promote an active lifestyle providing daily fresh fruit and refreshments. At some sites there is a subsidised restaurant & on-site gym facility.

Unilever brands around the world

Unilever brands around the world

Brands

“Unilever is an inspiring and motivating place to work with a vast range of roles, disciplines, functions and locations that satisfy the most imaginative and determined people.  We support all our people to develop and grow within the organisation and that is why we have gained a reputation as one of the worlds’ most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally, whatever stage of their career they are at.”

Tim Munden, Vice President HR, UK & Ireland

Sustainable Living Plan

We've created an approach to help make sustainable living more commonplace

Our Plan

Warning against fraudulent internet recruitment activities

Our attention has been drawn to the fraudulent activities of persons posing as recruitment agencies or Unilever employees. The fraud involves sending people job offers, usually for expatriate positions, and extorting fees for visas and other documentation.

We would like to make it clear that Unilever never requires successful candidates to pay for documentation. If you receive a genuine job offer of a job with us, whether the offer is made directly by us or through an agency, you will not be required to pay any money towards administration fees. We also recommend that you do not disclose personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.