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Unilever Future Leaders Programme in the Netherlands

The applications for our UFLP Traineeship are open again from October 1 - October 22 end of day for 6 tracks: Digital & Analytics, Commercial, Supply Chain, HR, R&D, and Finance.

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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



You will work on challenging projects to develop & market innovative products, and manage long lasting customer relationships. You will be involved in every area of our business, from informing multi-million euro decisions to directly influencing the development, growth and health of our brands.



You will be responsible for sourcing raw materials, manufacturing our products and delivering the final product onto the store shelf You will be contributing to a bright future in our Global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen. It is the centre point of developing ideas for brands, products, packaging, manufacturing and technology.



You will operate in every part of our business to design our products, optimise our logistics, maximise our employees’ potential, target our advertising and reduce our carbon footprint. You will shape change with a natural focus on people. You will be committed to diversity and inclusion and foster a culture of belonging that empowers employees to thrive.

We accept great talents with all sorts of backgrounds, since we believe in a resume-free selection process for the UFLP. In R&D, we do require a strong technical qualification in a Chemical, Biological, Physical or Food-related Sciences and Chemical/Material Engineering-related disciplines. For Supply Chain, you will need a strong background in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Manufacturing or similar engineering. We also accept Mathematics, Business, Technology, or Design-related disciplines.

Application process




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 at the start of the programme per March 1, 2024. Search year / orientation year visa is accepted as well. Unilever cannot support in the request for the Search Year visa in any form.
  • You have obtained your master’s degree at the start date of the UFLP per March 1, 2024.
  • Intermediate level of Dutch is preferred but not required.
  • Our Discovery Center Days take place at our Rotterdam Office and will be held in November. It is not possible to join this day online.

Hear from our Future Leaders and Recruiter!


What is your favorite part of the UFLP?

What is your tip for future trainees?

What does the Discovery Center look like?

“The opportunity to experience different roles, the focus on developing my management & leadership style, and the highly skilled trainees that surround me”

Eric – UFLP Digital & Analytics

“Challenge the status quo and keep asking questions – to yourself and to others. Just because we have done something in a certain way for the longest time, doesn’t mean that there is no better way to do it”

Santika – UFLP Research & Development

"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 – Talent Partner Early Careers

Our offer

30 company-paid holidays, excluding public holidays

Annual performance-based bonus

€ 46.000 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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