We're a global business with popular household brands which are loved the world over. Over two billion people buy and use our products on any given day, including nine out of ten UK homes where our market leading brands including Persil, Dove, Magnum and Marmite can be found in kitchens, fridges, freezers and bathrooms.

We offer many different types of apprenticeships including Business, IT, Project Management, Finance, Digital Marketing, Research & Development, Manufacturing and Engineering.  An apprenticeship here is full of opportunities to start and build your career in new and exciting directions.

We're a respectful, responsible, pioneering company, and we act with integrity.  From tackling packaging waste to positively impacting communities, sustainability is important to us.  Our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace - through improving health and wellbeing, reducing environmental impact and enhancing livelihoods.

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School leaver opportunities

We offer many different types of apprenticeships based on your career goals; we group our programmes into 3 main areas:

- Business & Technology

- Research & Development

- Supply Chain

Unilever apprentices have plenty of drive and self-motivation. They have excellent communication and teamwork skills and know how to organise a varied workload. They are individuals who can contribute ideas, solve problems and think for themselves.

Launched in November 2013 under the original name Project Sunlight, Unilever brightFuture has already made a positive contribution to the lives of millions around the world. Having experienced an overwhelming amount of support, with people and communities embracing the bright future spirit, the Project Sunlight platform was renamed Unilever brightFuture in April 2015. We have had many proud moments along the way:

We’ve helped 2 million children across the world, through Unilever's ongoing partnership with Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Food Programme.

We provided half a million meals in the UK in partnership with Oxfam through the campaign #ClearAPlate.

In the US, we’ve been working with Free The Children for We Day, celebrating the accomplishments of thousands of inspiring young people.

We reached 20 thousand children in over 100 schools in Indonesia with hygiene education programs and sanitation facilities.

In India, together with our NGO partners, we are helping over 115 million people through health and sanitation programs.

In Brazil, we are committed to help more than 1 billion people to improve their health and hygiene conditions.

Enhancing Livelihoods: Through our Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever has committed to be a more inclusive business and help promote a new era of youth employability.

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You'll get to experience REAL roles with REAL responsibility!  You'll receive lots of training to develop new skills and knowledge to take your career to an exciting new level! Plus, being able to work with our world-famous brands is pretty awesome too.

Additional support is provided to students with learning difficulties if required, including a tailored approach to ongoing assessment to support their additional needs.



Do you want to kick-start your career in one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies? Every day, two billion people in 190 countries buy and use our products including Persil, Dove, Magnum, Hellman’s, Marmite and Lynx.

At Unilever, we give you the skills and support you need to unlock a bright future that’s full of opportunities and new experiences. We offer different apprenticeships to take your career in exciting directions in Business, Technology, Science, Supply Chain and Engineering. Our apprentices receive lots of hands-on training from experienced professionals and are given real responsibility to help deliver innovative ways to meet the everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care.

We look for individuals with plenty of drive and self-motivation that can bring a new perspective and fresh way of thinking to our business. You’ll need excellent communication and teamwork skills and know how to organise a varied workload. You’ll be able to contribute ideas, solve problems and think for yourself.

The application is simple and starts online where you’ll tell us about your experiences, activities, interests, education and career aspirations. From there, we’ll be in touch to guide you through each step of the way.

Unfortunately, we’re now closed for applications for this year’s intake but if you are interested in kick starting your career at Unilever. Click the jobs to register interest! This way, we can make sure to keep you up to date with the latest opening and closing times for our 3 main apprenticeship programmes, Business & Technology, R&D and Supply Chain. You can also keep up to date with everything Unilever Apprenticeships by following our social media pages across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube!

Whatever programme you choose, an apprenticeship with us results in nationally recognised qualifications.

From the engineers in our factories, to the scientists in our research and development sites; producers of brand artwork to those creating mobile optimised websites; our apprentices bring fresh ideas and deliver innovative ways to meet the everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.


Salary & benefits

Salary and benefits vary depending on programme.


Requirements vary depending on programme


Unilever Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
27 Jun, 2018
Advanced Apprenticeship
ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP:   Why not kick-start your career with the Engineering Apprenticeship at Unilever? Getting an ice cream like Magnum into the hands of a consumer in the right condition at the right time and price is very much at the heart of what we do! The Unilever Multi-Skilled Engineering Apprenticeship is your opportunity to a career in one of our World-Class Factories.    MAIN JOB PURPOSE: Our 3-year programme will allow you to become a Multi-Skilled Engineer engaged to optimize the running and maintenance of equipment within the factory.  Where breakdowns occur the Multi – Skilled Engineer will act to diagnose and troubleshoot faults and where necessary will recommend design improvements.  This apprenticeship leads to BTEC Lev 3 Diploma in Engineering; NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance. Upon completion there is the opportunity for our apprentices to progress to higher education apprenticeship. Our programme is externally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology [IET]. ABOUT THE PROGRAMME:   Our apprentices follow 3-year Development Road Map which incorporates the National Apprenticeship Standard as well as the Unilever specific technology modules and personal development programme. You will gain engineering skills and get experience in a range of different Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Control technologies. You'll spend the first year as a full-time student at one of our selected college providers. For the next two years, our programme requires in-house and external training courses, college block release. KEY REQUIREMENTS:   Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (A-C) or above or equivalent including English, Maths and Science / Technology / Engineering related subject (Grade 5 (B) or above in Maths is desirable); please state your predicted grade in your application if you have yet to receive your result. 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. 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. Applicants must be passionate and enthusiastic about engineering. You’ll be an individual with plenty of drive and self-motivation who enjoys working within a team. You must also be eligible to work in the UK. Start date: September 2018