R&D Apprentice


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  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Science

R&D Apprentices, Leeds

5-year full time scheme + £14,993 pa starting salary

• Research and develop some of the world’s leading deodorant brands.

• Use your scientific or technical curiosity to improve how products work

and appeal to consumers.

• Work towards a BSc in Chemistry or BEng in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering.

• Interact and work with people from all over the world.


150 million times a day, someone around the globe uses a Unilever product.

We’re the name behind global brands like Persil, PG Tips and Magnum, and

our deodorant brands include Lynx, Sure, Impulse and Dove. Join us as an

apprentice at our Global Development Centre 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. Our five-year scheme

is work-based learning with the best. You complete a Foundation Degree

during your first three years, then in Years 4 and 5 you complete a BEng or BSc,

depending on whether your chosen core function is Packaging Development

(Mechanical Engineering), Process Development (Chemical Engineering) or

Formulation Development (Chemistry).


This potentially global career opportunity calls for:

• At least two Science A Levels at Grade B (or equivalent) - Chemistry, Physics and/or Maths preferred

• Obvious scientific/technical passion, ability and potential

• Strong numerate literacy with clear written and verbal communication skills.


Even though we’re already one of the world’s leading names in FMCG, we have

bold plans to double in size while halving our impact on the environment –

if that isn’t an attractive long-term R&D challenge we don’t know what is.


For the kind of apprenticeship that can have a remarkable effect on your

future, find out more and apply today at www.unilever.co.uk/careers.  Please include a personal statement of no more than 200 words, including information on why you are applying for this position.

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