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Unilever Sri Lanka ranked No.1 Employer

Ninth consecutive year

Unilever Sri Lanka, one of the country’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies, was recently adjudged the No. 1 Employer for the ninth consecutive year, in a university-wide survey conducted by Nielsen.

The Employer of Choice survey is conducted annually amongst a student base comprising undergraduates from both local and private Universities, across all streams including management, science and engineering faculties. Undergraduate respondents provide scores for attributes such as close engagement with the company, the career opportunities provided, the large investments made into undergraduate programmes and similarities between companies and their future goals, for which Unilever Sri Lanka was scored highest.

This accolade reinforces Unilever Sri Lanka’s commitment towards providing a platform for young leaders to work with similar minds and nurture their purposefulness through the work they do. Hajar Alafifi, Chairperson & Managing Director, Unilever Sri Lanka said, “We believe wholeheartedly in talent development, whether it be at Unilever or within Sri Lanka. Talent, like gems, shines brighter the more one polishes them. We remain committed to supporting academic institutions and undergraduates by co-creating impactful learning initiatives that match university skills with job-market needs, fulfilling requirements fit for the future of work.”

Ananya Sabharwal, Director Human Resources, Unilever Sri Lanka said, “We take sincere pride in being recognised time and again as the employer of choice. At Unilever Sri Lanka, we have an unwavering commitment towards building future leaders. Our university programmes for students echo all these sentiments and we are humbled by our interventions being recognised as best practices in talent attraction and development.”

Unilever Sri Lanka has developed several innovative programs to attract the best talent in the island, including the Unilever Student Ambassador Program – SPARKS, which invites them to become ambassadors for Unilever within their campuses. The Unilever Future Leaders Program, the Unilever Leaders Internship program, the Unilever Challenge, the Industrial Trainee programme and NextGen – Customer Development Internship Programme – all act as the main channels of entry to Unilever. Furthermore, the company has also carried out a host of campus focussed projects and engagement initiatives, reaching over 9,000 students through guest lectures, teaching sessions, and industry exposure interventions. Unilever has also been hosting the Youth Forum for the last 7 years, and this year, it was held virtually, engaging the participation of over 400 students.