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Communications & Sustainability Industrial Placement

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A placement in the Communications & Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Teams puts you at the heart of shaping Unilever’s reputation as the leader in sustainable business. From planning, delivering and communicating corporate and sustainability strategy through to managing reputational issues and advocating for systemic change, everything we do drives towards strengthening trust in our brands, our company and our people.

You’ll gain skills in campaigning, media relations, advocacy, partnerships, innovation, digital communications, content, writing and strategic issues management in a fast-paced, externally facing environment, with a unique insight into agendas which cut across the whole business.

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.

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.

We also have excellent benefits to support you through your placement including a salary of £20,000, 20-25 days’ annual leave and training through virtual and instructor-led sessions.

Our application process involves;

  • Online application
  • Digital interview
  • Half day selection board

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in the world. It makes some of the world’s most loved brands: Dove, Lynx, PG Tips, Ben & Jerrys, Sure, Magnum, Knorr and Hellmann’s, to name a few. Unilever takes care of the whole supply chain of its products, from development and sourcing right through to production, marketing and distribution. 172,000 people globally produce brands that are sold in 190 countries and used by 2.5 billion people daily.


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