Level 6 R&D Packaging Degree Apprenticeship Programme - Colworth, Bedfordshire UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED

Would you like to work with and learn from the biggest brands in the world, bringing your purpose to life with your work? We care as much about the sustainability of our business as we do about the success of our brands and our people. Together, we can feel good about the work we do every day. As a Packaging Research and Development Apprentice, you will be part of a team leading the way in developing new sustainable packaging (bottles, caps, jars, labels + many more formats) and products.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £23,600.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000208838

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will have the opportunity to work in different packaging functions to develop your skills
  • This will include, working in hands on environments such as the Packaging Lab and the Advanced Manufacturing Centre. Here you will work with various pieces of equipment and refine your understanding of our different test methods and practises, ensuring our pack designs are suitable for our Supply Chain and provide our consumers with the in-use experience they expect
  • You’ll also experience more management and development work as you rotate through our Packaging Excellence, Design, Sustainability and Brand Innovation teams
  • Here you will get to work on new packaging design/technology projects from concept to launch, collaborating with different teams within Unilever to deliver a high quality, sustainable, desirable pack to market
  • You will do all this while getting a packaging BSc from Sheffield Hallam University

The training you will be getting

  • As an Apprentice, you’ll receive on-the-job training and experience in an administrative position along with formal training to gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to support our business operations
  • You’ll join a team with a dedicated line manager committed to enhancing your career experiences
  • You will receive the BSc in Packaging Technology (integrated degree) upon completion of this programme

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Good chances of progression to temporary/permanent employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language and Maths (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 subjects, including 2 STEM subjects (Grade BBC or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please note: we open for applications once a year and work on a rolling basis, which means that as soon as we reach the required number of applications, we will close the process for that role/business area. Therefore, we advise applying as early as possible once applications go live to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Unilever are one of the world's largest fast-moving consumer goods companies, meaning we own, make & sell products that people use in their everyday lives. We own over 400 brands found in homes all over the world – including iconic global brands such as Dove, Lifebuoy, and Magnum. Our apprenticeship programmes allow people from all backgrounds to find their purpose and rise to their full potential, whilst learning invaluable skills and earning a wage. ​​​​​​​​​​​ All our programmes offer you on the job experience and formal training to give you the knowledge and skills to fire-up your career and give you the opportunity to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Employer

UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED

Address

Colworth House

Colworth Laboratory

Sharnbrook

MK44 1LQ

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Training

Training provider

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Packaging professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

Apply online through our website!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024