Research & Development Apprenticeships

Chemistry

OVERVIEW

Join us as an apprentice at our Global R&D centre in Port Sunlight (Wirral) and you’ll be part of an elite group of scientific and technical professionals whose innovations help millions of people look good, feel good and get more out of life.

  • Research and develop some of the world’s leading Unilever home and personal care brands.
  • Use your scientific or technical curiosity to improve how products work and appeal to consumers.
  • Interact and work with people from all over the world.

DURATION

4 years

LOCATION(S)

Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, Wirral for work placements

Wirral Metropolitan College (Birkenhead) for 1st year academic studies (HNC)

Liverpool University for 2nd-4th year academic studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Typically three grade ‘B’ passes at ‘A’-level in relevant subjects although offers are made on the basis of interview performance

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

  • Level 4 certificate (HNC) in Chemistry
  • SIP accredited Smart Higher Apprenticeship certificate
  • BSc(Honours) in Chemistry (University of Liverpool)

START DATE

September 2016

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to apply.

R&D Refreshment

OVERVIEW

Join us at Unilever’s R&D site at Colworth to build and contribute to a number of brands including Lipton, PG Tips, Flora, Magnum, Cornetto and Dove. Over 600 scientists, technologists, legal professionals and support staff work at Colworth on a diverse range of activities.

Colworth is home to the Global Design Centre for Beverages and Ice Cream, Regional Deploy Centre for Beverages, Unilever Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre, Discover and Critical Functions Capabilities such as Information and Technology for R&D, boasting one of the largest ice cream pilot plans and most northerly tea plantation.

Our R&D Refreshment apprenticeship scheme offers you the opportunity to study for a BSc in Foods or Chemical Science. Apprentices are given one day per week during term-time to study; this can be used for a ‘day release’ method of study or as dedicated study for a distance learning programme.

The scheme is designed to last for five years, during this time apprentices will be expected to develop both professionally and academically and to provide evidence of this development at set intervals.

WHERE ARE THEY BASED?

Colworth, (Bedfordshire).

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

You need to have Sciences A-levels or equivalent at B grade or above (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and/or Maths).

Confidence, good communication and a passion for science are also key and you need to demonstrate commitment and initiative to manage the pressures that studying while working will bring.

You must also be prepared to take on work outside of your comfort zone and have a passion to succeed, as well as being a team player as collaboration is key at Unilever. With customers and consumers at the heart of what we do at Unilever, you should also always be looking for better ways to deliver to them.

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

Apprentices are enrolled on a programme of study which will allow them to work towards a BSc or equivalent degree in a given period of time. The apprenticeship could lead to a BSc in Food Science & Technology; Chemistry; or Chemical Science.

WHEN DOES IT START

September 2017

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to apply.

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