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Unilever employee wins apprentice of the year award

Unilever apprentice Sam Roberts has been named the UK food and drink industry’s Apprentice of the Year at this year’s prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards.

Third quarter results

On 25 October, Unilever released its results for the third quarter 2012. Once again, good quality growth, with volumes ahead of our markets, shows that Unilever’s transformation to a sustainable growth company is well on track and is being embedded deeply in the business.

Unilever drives sustainable growth with new European logistics project

Unilever announced today a new project part-funded by the EU which will reduce the distance its trucks drive on Europe's roads by around 200 million kilometres annually by the end of 2014, compared to 2010 levels. Of this, around 23 million vehicle kilometres will be removed from UK roads.

The future smells sweet for new apprentices in Leeds

As many of their friends head off to university as part of the first cohort of young adults to pay higher tuition fees, three school leavers have chosen a different path and are just embarking on some of the first R&D higher apprenticeships available anywhere in the country with multi-national consumer goods company Unilever in Leeds.

Port Sunlight opens its doors to young unemployed people

Young people from the Wirral and the surrounding area had an opportunity yesterday (Tuesday 18 September) to gain the skills they need to get into the world of work when they went behind the scenes at Unilever as part of a nationwide campaign: “Feeding Britain’s Future – Skills for Work Week”.

First year students apply for graduate jobs

As students make their way to university after the summer break, it’s not just those in their final year who will be contemplating their future and looking for jobs; with university fees at an all-time high and the graduate job market becoming increasingly competitive, students are starting to look for post-university employment earlier than ever before – even in their first year.

Unilever confirms major UK investment

In June, Unilever announced some proposed changes to its UK business to help maintain and sustain its current success and strengthen its platform for long term growth. The proposals included making a major £40m investment into a new manufacturing and IT hub at the company’s historic home, Port Sunlight, but also reducing the number of Unilever roles in the UK.

Textile institute innovation award

Unilever, the UK’s leading fast moving consumer goods company behind laundry products including Persil, Comfort and Surf, has been crowned winner of The Textile Institute's Innovation Award 2011.

UK sustainable shower study

A landmark study by Unilever UK and Ireland, which manufactures some of the UK’s leading personal care brands, including Radox and Dove, is the first to reveal what British families really get up to in the shower.

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