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Unilever Training & Development Lead in Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Job Title: Training & Development Lead

Location: Burton Factory


As a training & development lead you will be responsible for driving the training and skills agenda of the plant and implementing learning solutions that focus on improving team members abilities. This role will be expected to have strong interpersonal skills to work cross functionally to implement training initiatives.


The role of training lead is a busy and varied one. Your main role will be to:

  • Lead the skills development agenda for factory and own, drive and improve the process of training and upskilling employees.

  • Lead on the design & implementation a new training & skills matrix platform.

  • Partner with the production supervisors to refine and improve the training program.

  • Track training needs and provide proactive training prompts for training needs.

  • Review, update and maintain the plant skills matrix and training records.

  • Create and maintain meaningful and visible training reports and KPI’s as required.

  • Coordinate training courses – booking, materials, invites, evaluation and the recording of these courses.

  • Act as a point of contact for vendors and participants.

  • Other duties as required.


The successful candidate will possess the ability to take the initiative, multi-task and have strong interpersonal skills as they liaise with all departments on site.

  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to multi-task and work under pressure.

  • Ability to prioritise workload and work on own initiative.

  • Self motivated with a can do attitude.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages (especially word and excel).

  • Previous experience in training systems within a manufacturing environment or similar role.


About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, free gym, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unilever ( .

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Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Supply Chain Gen Mgmt Adm

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals