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Recruitment scams & fraud warning

We will never ask for the exchange of money or credit card details in the Recruitment process. Please be aware of any suspicious email activity from people who could be pretending to be recruiters or senior individuals at Unilever. If in doubt, please ignore the message.

We believe that together we can make the world a better place through the way that we choose to do business. 

Unilever recognises corporates' shared responsibility to make sure that we make a positive impact on people and the planet. Sustainability and purpose are at the core of everything we do. We care about your purpose, so we create an inspirational workplace where you can bring your purpose to life in the exciting projects that you would be working on. You will get to do good every day as you collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your values. Our culture is one of acceptance where you can bring your authentic self to work - you will be in an environment that embraces all that you are. Working across different cultures, countries and levels of seniority, you will find a shared sense of respect and common purpose. Together you will build diverse brands that are well-loved, and help improve the lives of our consumers and their communities in South Africa and around the world.

If you want to:

  • Connect with inspiring business leaders and supportive peers.
  • Grow in a career that makes you proud of what you do.
  • Be empowered to make a positive impact, by bringing your purpose into action.
  • Be part of an organisation that cares about your holistic wellbeing.


Join the Big U!

I believe in Africa and its people who aspire to be more than the challenges they face every day
- Mikateko Tshethse, VP Finance Africa

Our sites

La Lucia Ridge - 15 Nollsworth Cres, Nollsworth Park, La Lucia, 4051

Unilever South Africa’s head office in Durban creates a warm spacious and flexible working environment with a sea view, looking out over beautiful Umhlanga beaches. No matter where or how you like to work, you can find a space which allows you to do your best work in our beautiful La Lucia Ridge office.

sites location of Unilever South Africa

Our other locations around South Africa:

Johannesburg Office - 61 Katherine Street, Barlow park, Sandton, 2148

Khanyisa Factory - Francis Rd, Anderbolt, Johannesburg, 1459

Boksburg Factory - Boksburg East, Boksburg, 1459

Maydon Wharf Factory - Maydon Rd, Maydon Wharf, Durban, 4001

Indonsa Factory - Riverhorse Rd, New Dawn Park, Newlands East, 4037

Lords View Factory - 1 Poplar Crescent Lord's View Industrial Park, Chloorkop, 1619

Phoenix Factory - Phoenix Industrial, Phoenix, 4156

I am focused on ensuring our brands cater to the needs of people in Africa and preserve the planet for future generations
- Nathan Palmer, Laundry Marketing Director, South Africa

What we offer


An assist service for Unilever South Africa employees and their immediate family members. It is here to help you simplify your life, so that you can live and work with purpose, and create a better version of yourself. This includes an online assistant and concierge service to help you with anything from booking an appointment to picking up a gift. See more details at


All our employees have access to our internal learning platform, where you can learn new skills and complete training to further your professional development. You also have access to Flex, a platform which allows our employees to flex their time into projects within Unilever outside of their core role to learn and experience other parts of the business, locally or around the world.

Subsidised onsite shop

Access our subsidised Unishop. You can pick up some of our best-known brands at a generously discounted price.

Family friendly

Whether you're a mom or dad caring for children or have responsibilities for looking after elderly parents or relatives, we want to support you in managing your work and family commitments. Your immediate family will also have free access to ICAS – providing independent wellness services that take care of your mental health whenever you may need them.

Recruitment fraud warning

There have recently been a number of recruitment frauds operating in different parts of the world where individuals are contacting job seekers claiming to represent Unilever, offering them roles and then inevitably asking for payments to cover a range of expenses and administration costs.

Unilever - or organisations acting on our behalf – will never ask for payment at any stage in the recruitment process.

This is a long-established, sophisticated fraud used by criminal gangs which has impacted job seekers looking for roles many reputable organisations.

These communications are fraudulent and do NOT originate from Unilever or Unilever’s recruitment partners.

To avoid falling victim to recruitment fraud:

  • Do not to respond to unsolicited offers from people you are unfamiliar with
  • Do not disclose personal or financial details to anyone you do not know
  • Check any documents for poor grammar and spelling as this is often a warning sign of fraud
  • Beware of employers or agents using webmail email addresses such as @Yahoo or @Hotmail
  • Hover over email addresses to check the sender’s details
  • If you are asked for payment of any kind from a recruiter, contact your local police department as this is very likely to be fraud.

View our privacy notices here.

Did you know?

Unilever started operations within South Africa in 1891 when the company registered the Sunlight trademark. The green bar was still being imported from England at the time due to high costs of imported raw materials like vegetable oil. Lever Brothers’ first South African factory at Maydon Wharf, Durban, opened in 1911. This was Lever Brothers’ second largest plant in the world and introduced mass production to South Africa.

Learn more about Unilever South Africa

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