Research & Development

Innovative, effective and sustainable products

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

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

I don't think there is a feeling that beats walking through a supermarket and you see a product and you think "yeah, I worked on that". and you can see it anywhere in the world as well, that's the exciting thing.

Stella Peace, VP. R&D Discover

Unilever develops leaders

Our global learning programs 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 recognized 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 Program

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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