Chemistry students undertaking apprenticeships at Unilever

Three part-time Chemistry BSc students are currently working with one of the world's leading consumer-goods company, Unilever.

Date: 15 March 2018

Three part-time Chemistry BSc students are currently undertaking apprenticeship roles with Unilever.

Holly McGregor, Erin Saunders and Georgia Knight all study Chemistry part-time at London Met while performing their apprenticeships with the world’s largest consumer goods company.

They have been working on a range of different tasks from developing new formulations, producing products and analysing data.

Holly said: “This work placement allows me to apply the skills I learn during my degree at a world-leading organisation., Gaining knowledge both within and outside the field of my chemistry degree in this way is so important.”

According to Georgia, every day is different at Unilever. “I can try out different roles and find out which I like best and want to pursue after my apprenticeship is finished.”

Erin, 18, said: “At the end, I will have graduated with a chemistry degree and will have five years of valuable work experience in a highly respected company.”

London Met’s BSc Chemistry course leader, Dr Daniel Sykes said: "Holly, Erin and Georgia are credit to London Met. It is great to see our full time students interacting and hearing what the world of work entails and how it relates to their degree.”

“I think the professionalism of the students has rubbed off on others in the the cohort making a real difference to the way they work. We have also had students do work placements at Unilever so it has been a very beneficial link."

Last year Chemistry BSc at London Met scored 100% overall satisfaction in the 2017 NSS. The NSS survery for 2018 runs until the end of April:

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 ran from 5 to 9 March 2018.