Unilever (Work Experience)

Unilever Y12 Work Experience Programme 2023

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 (the vicinity of the Unilever Port Sunlight site)


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 2023 Y12 Work Experience Programme will run in one-week blocks, (Monday-Friday 09:30-16:00), during the weeks commencing:

  • 12 June
  • 19 June
  • 26 June
  • 3 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.

Students 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 Y12 students with an interest in understanding more about how a company like Unilever works and learning more about the range of roles and opportunities available, with a view to perhaps exploring a similar career path.

Key Dates

Applications open on Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Applications close on Friday 10th February 2023.

Successful candidates will be informed by Friday 3rd March 2023.


Applications must be submitted online, using the link which will be provided on this page of the All About STEM website, from Tuesday 3rd January 2023.


The Programme is managed by All About STEM and any queries should be directed to Helen McCann at support@allaboutstem.co.uk, using ‘Unilever Y12 Work Experience’ in the Subject line of the email.