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Jessica, Business Administration apprentice

Jessica, Business Administration apprentice, with Dove can

Unilever made the life-changing move from college to work so easy. I get a real buzz from my role – it has given the apprenticeship a whole new feel. Each week I’m given different tasks that allow me to fully express my interest in marketing and branding. I get to see all aspects of Unilever, communicating with the wider business and its partners.

The most exciting thing so far has been working with the Marmite brand team on the development of the Marmite Easter egg. I assisted media agencies in the preparation of press releases, summarised and communicated food and nutrition labelling from the technical team, and obtained all appropriate approvals on designs and tastings. The licensing industry recognised the concept’s success by naming it Brand Expansion and Beyond winner. For my contribution I was invited to the awards evening and accepted the award on behalf of Unilever and the licensee.

I have always been a determined and ambitious individual, however this apprenticeship has opened my eyes and given me the excitement about developing personally and professionally; absorbing knowledge, facing challenges and achieving goals. Thanks to my apprenticeship I’ve grown as a person. It’s given me self-belief, enabling me to learn by watching, trying and making mistakes. I’m developing personally and professionally and I am excited about what the future holds.

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