Explore packaging solutions for global company Unilever and tackle the challenges of climate change and shifting consumer needs.
Opportunity Type: 6 UOC general education or free elective credit (CDEV3000)
Ideal for: science students of any major who are interested in a career in sustainability. Students majoring in Materials Science, Climate Science, Environmental Management, Ecology, Biology are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 11.59pm 9 May 2021
This is an opportunity for science students to work in an interdisciplinary (cross-Faculty) team to undertake a work integrated learning (WIL) project co-designed with the global FMG company Unilever.
The project, ‘Packaging the Future’ will explore packaging solutions to tackle the challenges of climate change and changing consumer needs for the future.
Packaging sustainability is a key part of Unilever’s business strategy and they have global targets in place to help achieve a waste-free world. By 2025 Unilever aims to:
- Halve the amount of virgin plastic we use in our packaging
- Increase the recycled plastic material content in our packaging to 25%.
- Help collect and process more plastic packaging than we sell
- Ensure all our plastic packaging will be designed to be fully reusable, recyclable, or compostable
With this in mind, Unilever would like students to explore packaging solutions that will help deliver on their targets and contribute to tackling the challenges of climate change and changing consumer needs.
The project will be undertaken as part of the general education course, CDEV3000.
CDEV3000 will be delivered in Term 2, 2021 - Monday 31 May to Friday, 6 August 2021.
Due to the ongoing physical restrictions of COVID-19, the placement will run fully online, with workshops scheduled via Microsoft Teams on Tuesdays 1.00pm to 4.00pm AEST.
Some quick facts about CDEV3000:
- It is a 6 UoC course
- It is a General Education and free elective course
- In Term 2 2021 the course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams
- Students work in interdisciplinary teams on on a real-world project co-designed with and for a partner organisation
- Prerequisite to apply: 30 units of credit completed.
Benefits of undertaking CDEV3000:
- Work with a partner organisation to develop purposeful project deliverables
- Network with people working in our partner organisations
- Develop online work skills required for the current and post-COVID-19 global workforce
- Develop skills in project design, development, and delivery
- Improve your presentation skills
- Improve your teamwork skills and diversify your perspectives
- Improve your problem-solving and creativity skills
Please contact WIL Central via email@example.com
Applications close Sunday 9 May 2021, 11.59 AEST
For more information on the application process and to apply, please click here.