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All About STEM manages the Unilever R&D Port Sunlight Work Experience Programme. The programme offers Year 12 students a week’s placement during the second half of the Summer Term.

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 (within realistic commuting distance of the Unilever Port Sunlight site)

Programme Outline

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 2024 Y12 Work Experience Programme will run in one-week blocks, (Monday-Friday 09:00-16:00), during the weeks commencing 10 June, 17 June and 1 July 2024.


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.

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


The Programme is managed by All About STEM and any queries should be directed to Helen McCann, [email protected], using ‘Unilever Y12 Work Experience’ in the subject line of your email.

Key Dates 2023-24

Applications open – Friday 1st December 2023

Applications close – Friday 19th January 2024

Successful candidates will be informed on or before – Friday 9th February 2024

Shortlisted Student Induction – Wednesday 6th March 2024, 6:15pm

Orientation Session – Thursday 16th May 2023, 6:15pm

 • Please download this Application Preparation Sheet before you apply and use it to prepare your answers to the questions that you will find on the Online Application Form.
 • Complete your application using this Online Application Form (Live from Friday 1st December 2023).

N.B On submission of an Online Application Form, you should receive a confirmation email notification. Please contact us at [email protected] if you do not receive this message (and it is not in your Junk folder).