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Research & Development

Innovative, effective and sustainable products

“I work at the edge of scientific breakthroughs and i feed them into brands that people love. The greatest joy comes when consumers pick up the improvements we make in the brands and get more out of their lives.”

Innocent Mutize , R&D Unilever Future Leader

Our Research and Development (R&D) teams are among the world's best.

In an R&D role with the Unilever Future Leader’s Programme you’ll join teams using in-depth understanding of consumers and expertise in science and technology to create innovative, effective and sustainable products.

Unilever develops leaders

Our global learning programmes are regarded as the best in the industry. We have internal academies for each business area designed to develop employees in functionally specific capabilities.

Did you know?

Some R&D graduates will have the privilege of working with internationally recognised experts in their field.

Three ways you'll learn with us

  • Through formal learning: with in-house training

  • Through experience: with hands-on project work

  • Through people: work with experts in their fields and benefit from a buddy system

The Research & Development experience you'll get on the Unilever Future Leaders Programme

Design, discover and deploy

Huge variety, from patent protection, compliance and product design to improving quality or reducing our environmental impact.

Cross-functional exposure

Short exposure to Supply Chain or Marketing will allow you to understand the inter-dependencies R&D has with these functions.

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