Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Unilever Future Leaders Programme

We are one of the world’s greatest businesses, with amazing brands, dynamic people & a sustainable vision. If you are ambitious, keen to learn and want to lead… you have come to the right place.

The Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP) is about learning business fast. It is about growing iconic multi-million business, market-leading brands from day one. It is tapping into continuous business mentoring, excellent training and hands-on responsibility. It is learning like you’ve never learned before.  The UFLP is an opportunity to gain practical insights and closely observe and learn how the business works and how leaders get things done.
It’s challenging, make no mistake. But we are looking to make managers of you in three years. You will drive your career and some of the world’s most-loved brands into the future.
UFLP is the One Unilever approach to a world class graduate development process. This means that the programme is consistent across all Unilever countries. On the UFLP you will experience various development elements (e.g. on-boarding, rotations, formal training, etc.) that will assist you on your journey in becoming a leader. As a future leader you will need to be focused and ambitious. To become a true leader in Unilever you will need to identify opportunities and take responsibility for your own development from the beginning.

A rich, diverse, challenging work environment

We have a hugely diverse workforce which is an enormous strength.  And we are making sure there is real diversity at every level of the business.
Challenge is a way of live at Unilever – at every level, we constantly improve the way we work and get deeper insights into our customer’s lives.  Whatever part of the business you work in you will be finding new ways to add vitality to life.
We are committed to making a difference to society through our work with communities and the environment.  We are reducing our energy use throughout our supply chain. 

A Global Business with truly local connection

We are truly global employing more than 167,000 people in 178 countries worldwide.  There are opportunities to travel, to work in different countries and to work with people from many diverse nationalities. We need local insights in creating, extending and activating our brands.
While some things are centralised, we leave a lot of space for local initiative, local management, and local brand activation.

A Leadership Powerhouse

  • We will develop you as a leader  
  • You will learn from the Best
  • Our training programmes are world class 
  • We give people the opportunity to work with world class mentors

Here is how it works

First, you choose the business area that best suits your aims and skills. We are such a broad organization, there is something for all types of people, skills and interests. The options are: Finance, Supply Chain Engineering (Manufacturing), Supply Chain Planning, Logistics & Procurement, Marketing, Customer Development and Human Resources.
Generally we do not specify a certain type of degree. It is your attributes that we are interested in: analytical minds, teamwork and leadership.

How to apply

Step 1:

Click on the “apply” icon. This will take you to the “Careers Landing Page”.

Step 2:

You will need to create an email account that you can access outside of university – if you have one already, awesome!
We recommend you use: gmail, webmail, hotmail or yahoo mail.

Step 3:

Click on Search Openings on the landing page to preview graduate career opportunities at Unilever ESA.

Step 4:

Select Functions All & Country All on the landing page to preview graduate career opportunities.

Step 5:

Preview UFLP Positions & Select a function that you want to apply to i.e. Marketing, Customer Development, Supply Chain, Finance, Research and Development, Human Resources.
Review the job description and click on “apply to graduate program” …. This will take you into the UFLP application screen were you will need to create a login.

Step 6:

Create a Login - this will take you to a privacy policy disclaimer which gives us permission to contact you based on the amazing application form that you are about to complete!

Step 7:

Click on Agree to Privacy Policy this will allow you to begin creating your profile on the application system. 

Step 8:

Click on fill in your email address and select a password this will allow you to begin completing your online application form. 

Step 9:

Complete your application form by populating all the required fields.

Step 10:

Once your application form is complete you will need to login to your profile to attach your certificate, university academic results (on a university letter head) and ID document to your application profile.
Login to your profile using your email and password and click on "Edit your profile" to upload the required documents select the file using the  “BROWSE” link to upload a PDF , word, jpeg, mpeg document.  You will also need to select a category from the following “Miscellaneous, CV/Resume/Interim Transcripts / Transcripts” – select the relevant category and the click “SAVE” 
You have now successfully completed your online application.
Well done! Note that a Unilever Recruiter will be in touch with you regarding scheduling for the next selection step.

Step 11:

Your Application is now complete.
  • Should you have successfully completed the application form, a Unilever Recruiter will be in touch with you regarding arrangements for your online assessments.
  • The application form is a long one so take your time and ensure that you complete it to the best of your ability.
  • Remember the system does allow you to save your application form at any stage and continue with it when you have a gap … in your hectic schedule.
  • Don’t forget your login and password!