Unilever Future Leaders Programme - Financial Management

04 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
This 3-year Graduate Programme is designed to prepare Unilever's Future Leaders (UFL) by giving them challenging jobs/roles that prepare them for business leadership roles. The Programme encompasses rotations within and across functions in an accelerated learning environment. This includes international stints, extended leadership contact, formal training and professional development.During your programme, your line manager will formally appraise your performance at regular intervals and provide feedback and coaching to build on your key strengths and development areas. You will receive a buddy and functional contacts who will be you support throughout the whole programme.Key facts on the Unilever Future Leaders ProgrammeStarting Salary: GBP30,000Duration: 3 yearsLocation: Over 50 countriesEligibility: minimum 2.1 degreeDegree required: We accept all disciplines (except for Research and Development)Benefits: 25 days annual leave, performance based bonus, pension, health insurance, relocation assistance, share scheme, flexible working.Financial ManagementAt Unilever, Financial Management is about so much more than numbers. It's the lifeblood of our business - touching every area, informing multi-million euro decisions, and directly influencing the development, growth and health of our brands, and through them our vision to build a brighter future for our world. For more detailed information about this function please download our "Financial Management" online brochure. What will I be doing?You will work across local, regional and global teams. We are trusted advisors right across the business and you will be in the thick of influencing strategy and investment decisions from day one. You will be making decisions that directly determine the future of our brands, the way we work with our customers and how we run our supply chain. Our people have the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local level, across Europe and the globe. What do we look for? It might come as a surprise, but we don't have a specific discipline requirement, so you don't need a background in finance or economics. We're looking for strong analytical skills, ambition, a talent for influencing people and a real desire to understand how a business operates and succeeds. Enthusiasm and commitment go a long way. We're looking for our future Financial Management leaders and the limitless opportunities at Unilever creates fully engaging innovative entrepreneurship. Qualifications:We look for minimum of a 2.1 degree from any disciplineWhat will the programme involve?Over three years, you will take on three stretching placements across our businesses, you may also have the opportunity to work internationally. You'll gain experience both in financial and management accounting and you'll be business facing, communicating with key contacts within the brand teams. Your rotations could be based at different business units across Europe and you will need to be flexible about where you are based during your time on the scheme. Your role will be underpinned by studying for your Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification. Summer and Industrial PlacementsOn a summer or industrial placement in Financial Management you will carry out just one role during the placement.