Unilever Work Experience 2024


All About STEM manages the Unilever R&D Port Sunlight Work Experience Programme. The programme offers Year 12 students a week’s placement during the second half of the Summer Term.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this programme students must:

  • Be in Year 12
  • Attend a state-funded school or college
  • Be resident in the North West region of the UK (within realistic commuting distance of the Unilever Port Sunlight site)

Programme Outline

Port Sunlight is the centre for Unilever’s Home Care and Beauty & Personal Care Research & Development with major programmes for Hair, Laundry, Deodorants and Household Care being run from the site.


The Unilever Port Sunlight R&D site is accessed from Bromborough Road, Wirral, CH63 3JW


The site’s 2024 Y12 Work Experience Programme will run in one-week blocks, (Monday-Friday 09:00-16:00), during the weeks commencing 10 June, 17 June and 1 July.


This offer will give successful applicants the opportunity to experience the range of functions that take place across the Port Sunlight site including: Formulation, Digital, Packaging, Consumer Technical Insight and Processing.

You will learn the processes of working for a fast-moving consumer goods company and what it entails – from concept development to the product launch on market shelves – via tours of the facilities and seminars/workshops hosted by staff from the key functions on site.


The content will be relevant across most Sixth Form subjects, including but not limited to: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Design and Technology, Art, Media, English, Marketing, Business & Finance, Computer Science (3D Printing, coding and modelling), Psychology, Sociology, Geography, PSHE. Applications are welcome from any students with an interest in understanding more about how a company like Unilever works and learning more about the available range of roles and opportunities, with a view to perhaps exploring a similar career path.

Key Dates

Applications open: December

Applications close: mid-January

Tagged as: Unilever, Work Experience

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