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IT; Research & Development; Supply chain; Engineering


Food and consumer

Degree offered

BA (Hons) Management Practice: BSc (Hons) & Technology Solutions


Open University


Blackfriars, London (Chartered Manager); Leatherhead, Surrey (Supply Chain); Leatherhead, Surrey & Port Sunlight, Wirrall (HR); Port Sunlight, Wirrall (Digital & Tecnology)

Entry requirements

2 A-levels plus 5 GCSEs (C or above) including English Language and ICT or Science for Digital & Technology

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The website features images of youth with giant products, which we assumed was done to remind us that we are never far from a Unilever moment in our daily lives or else, perhaps, that you could be as clean as a giant bottle of Dove if you joined their apprenticeship programme. They could be right and they certainly provide more options than most companies. However, as usual, the HR department let the side down and failed to answer our emails. Also, our usual gripe that they give no indication of when the applications re-open. They also offer a 3 year Rotational Degree over 3 companies with study at Pearson Business School



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