We break the stereotypes of STEM careers

We have a long-term shared vision with All About STEM to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers in industry. Our goal is to raise awareness of different job opportunities available across STEM. Inclusive of all genders, race and backgrounds, our Unilever team works in over 200 countries, with 150,000 employees across thousands of unique careers.

Together we can change the way the world does business

Unilever has been a purpose-driven company from its origins starting in Port Sunlight over 100 years ago. Today our purpose is simple but clear – to make sustainable living commonplace.

We have already established our Bright Futures Inspire programme for 12-14 year olds, which is designed to give students the opportunity to engage and be inspired to become scientists of the future. With a focus on sustainability, the programme has been helping young people to understand the opportunities and positive impact that science and technology can have across society.

Our programme has achieved a 40% increase in the number of students who said they would pursue STEM subjects & a STEM career.

Working hard to build relationships with our schools, businesses, industries & colleges

We are inviting Merseyside and Cheshire schools to partner with us in a pilot of our new Bright Futures Aspire programme.

This bespoke digital programme has been co-created with teachers and All About STEM, aimed at 14-18 year olds. Facilitated by teachers and supported by Unilever, all supporting materials and teacher guides for the programme are available to download on successful registration.

Key Benefits

Students often struggle to imagine the different options available to them with a career in STEM – our experts (all from STEM backgrounds) explain what jobs they do. Students get the opportunity to put what they learn into practice with a series of real business challenges resulting in the potential to win great prizes.

WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE REAL CHALLENGES THAT UNILEVER WORKS ON EVERYDAY

Watch to learn more about Unilever and the Aspire programme.

A digital series

Each module features a video of industry experts in different functions at Unilever, along with supporting materials and a challenge for students to complete.

Design a product

Students get the opportunity to answer a product brief for a real Unilever judging panel. They will learn about product development from start to finish.

Real business challenges

The programme echoes a real Unilever project & is designed to help students build skills in teamwork, creativity and risk management

“All pupils engaged and crafted fantastic well thought through ideas as well as having their eyes opened to the wonderful world of designing products.”

Sarah Frodsham

FAQs

How can my school take part in the Aspire digital programme?

We are accepting 30 schools across Merseyside and Cheshire for the first cohort of the programme. If you are interested in taking part, please submit your details via the “Register Today” tab at the top of the page.

What is the recommended group size for completing the programme?

Students will need to work through the programme in teams of 2-6.

What is the recommended timeframe to run the full programme?

There are four modules to complete focusing on different parts of product development, supporting materials for which will be downloadable at every stage. The final task is to pull the product proposal into a pitch that can be submitted to a real Unilever judging panel. The time needed to complete each module can be left up to the facilitator of the session. However, we recommend a minimum of an hour per module. Submissions can be made via your login and will be accepted any time throughout the year. The last day for submission is the 30th June 2021.

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All About STEM does amazing things working with schools and businesses to promote exciting and rewarding Science, Technology Engineering and Maths opportunities, inspiring young people right across the North West!