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Level 6 R&D Food Professional Degree Apprenticeship Programme - Colworth, Bedfordshire

Colworth Laboratory, Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44 1LQ
£21,336.00 annually
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Apprenticeship, Degree
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What will the apprentice be doing?
  • The Unilever Research and Development degree apprenticeship scheme in Colworth is your opportunity to join an exciting and challenging area within Unilever. Our apprentices follow a structured and challenging academic programme to achieve a BSc Honours degree (aligned to Foods Professional degree apprentice standard), as well as working on real projects with world renowned scientists that deliver to some of the 2.5 billion consumers who use a Unilever product every day.
  • As a Research & Development Refreshment Degree Apprentice, you will work with R&D Refreshment teams leading the way in developing new products in Beverages and Ice Cream.
  • Over the 5 years you will study for a BSc in Foods Science while experiencing working in different aspects of Research & Development.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As an apprentice, you'll receive on-the-job training and experience in an administrative position along with formal training to gain the knowledge and skills you'll need to support our business operations. You'll join a team with a dedicated line manager committed to enhancing your career experiences. You will receive the BSc in Foods Science & Technology upon completion of this programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Good chances of progression temporary/permanent employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent in 5 subjects including English language and Maths (Grade 5 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 including 2 Science based and STEM subjects (Grade B,B,C) Essential

Things to consider

Please note: we open for applications once a year and work on a rolling basis, which means that as soon as we reach the required number of applications, we will close the process for that role/business area. Therefore, we advise applying as early as possible once applications go live to avoid disappointment.

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