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Unilever Future Leaders Programme in the Netherlands

The applications for our UFLP Traineeship are open again from March 6th-March 27th end of day for 6 tracks: Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain & Procurement, and Customer Development.

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Will you be our Future Leader?

The Unilever Future Leaders Programme, or as we say “UFLP”, gives you the opportunity to develop yourself from a (recent) graduate into an experienced future-fit professional. Bring your enthusiasm, curiosity and innovative ideas to the table and start your learning journey at Unilever!

The tracks


Supply Chain &

Human Resources




We accept great talents with all sorts of backgrounds, since we believe in a resume-free selection process for the UFLP. For Supply Chain & Procurement, you will need a strong background in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing or similar engineering. We also accept Mathematics, Business, Technology, or Design-related disciplines.

Online Application Period (Step 1-Step 3)

Our online application period runs from March 6th to March 27th end of the day. You need to have finished stage 3 (Digital Interview) at the end of the online application period to be eligible for the UFLP. It will take a few days to finish all online stages, so finish all stages as soon as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Unilever  Future Leaders Programme in the Netherlands

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Requirements for UFLP application

  • Eligibility to work in the Netherlands before the start of the UFLP programme. Search year/orientation year visa is not accepted. Unilever cannot support the request for a visa in any form (EU nationals, candidates with asylum residence permits are excepted from this requirement).

  • You have obtained your master’s/Bachelor’s degree at the start date of the UFLP per September 1, 2024.
       - A WO master’s degree is required at the beginning of the Supply Chain and Finance tracks.
       - A HBO/WO degree is required at the beginning of the Marketing, Customer Development and Human Resources tracks.

  • Intermediate level of Dutch is preferred but not required.

  • Our Discovery Center Days take place at our Rotterdam Office and will be held between April 12th-May 10th. It is not possible to join this day online.

Hear from our Future Leaders and Recruiter!

What does the Discovery Center look like?

What do you like about the UFLP?

"It is a great opportunity to get an impression of what it would be like to work at Unilever. You can taste the atmosphere at the office in Rotterdam, you will meet several Unilever managers and trainees who can share more about the traineeship and working at Unilever"Lieve – Future Careers Specialist

Lieve – Future Careers Specialist

"I am enthusiastic about the steep learning curve and variety in assignments that the Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP) offers."

Caspar - UFLP Supply Chain & Procurement


Our offer

30 company-paid holidays, excluding public holidays

Annual performance-based bonus

€ 47.500 starting salary

Multiple job rotations

A permanent contract

Personal and functional Learning and support along the way

Unilever Community to join activities ranging from drinks to business cases and factory visits.


What happens after the UFLP?

You are now a Unilever Future Leaders Programme graduate! Together with your mentor and line manager you will explore the available possibilities. Your learning journey won’t stop. Apply for the challenging available job opportunity that fits your interests!


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