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Level 6 R&D Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship Programme

  • Wirral (CH62), Wirral
  • Unspecified


Unilever is a great place to begin your career, our Research and Development teams are recognised and respected as some of the world’s best. They bring ideas to life that make our brands bigger, bolder and more exciting.

The Unilever Research and Development degree apprenticeship scheme in Port Sunlight is your opportunity to join an exciting and challenging area within Unilever. Our apprentices follow a structured and challenging academic programme to achieve a BSc Honours degree delivered via a blended learning approach with Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as working on real projects with world renowned scientists that deliver to some of the 2.5 billion consumers who use a Unilever product every day.

As an R&D Apprentice, you will work with the R&D teams in both Home and Beauty & Personal Care areas, leading the way in developing new products in Laundry, household and personal care products. Over the 4 years you will study for a degree in laboratory sciences whilst experiencing working in different aspects of R&D, whether it is in the Homecare Global Design Centre to develop laundry and household care products for the global market, designing and utilising new technology to develop products for innovations truly ahead of the competition; or in Beauty and Personal Care delivering world class innovations in great Haircare products working with brands such as Tresemme, Sunsilk and TiGi.


Location: Unilever Port Sunlight, Wirral; close to Chester and Liverpool


Grade requirements: At least 3 A levels (or equivalent) at grade B or above – to include Chemistry and at least one other from Physics; Biology; Maths or Further Maths

Passion for Science: You need to show a genuine interest in the subject area.

Skills/Competencies required:

Accountability & Responsibility: This is the next step in your career and with it comes accountability and responsibility. You will be working while you study and you will need to show you have the commitment and initiative to manage the pressures that this will bring.

Determination: You should have a passion to succeed and an ability to meet deadlines both at work and with your studies. You should be prepared to take on challenging work outside of your comfort zone.

Team Player: Team work is key at Unilever. We have stretching targets and expectations, so supporting your team is vital.

Customer Focus: You should always look for better ways to serve customers and consumers. They are at the heart of what we do at Unilever.

Confidence: From the moment you join the scheme you will be working on real projects with real responsibilities and deliverables. We are looking for people not afraid to ask questions, learn new skills and speak up. Your input is just as important as the next persons.

Communication: You must be able to express yourself when working within such a large business environment. You will need to listen to people and communicate clearly to achieve your goals.

You must be eligible to work in the UK


BSc in Laboratory Sciences

You will learn about a variety of roles and associated skills within R&D as you move to different teams throughout the 4 years of your apprenticeship.


2nd September 2019

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