Welcoming Unilever Executive Vice President & General Manager Sebastian Munden

Movement to Work is delighted to formally announce that Sebastian Munden, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Unilever UK & Ireland, has joined our Steering Group.

Our steering group is a collective of senior leaders from public, private and the third sector, brought together by a desire to create systemic change and level the playing field for young people.

Whilst Sebastian is relatively new to our Steering Group, Unilever was a founding member of Movement to Work and are committed to helping to grow the programme and to offering more work experience placements every year. Their support of Movement To Work is part of their wider and long-standing mission to help boost social mobility in the UK and to support young people from all backgrounds to gain the confidence and experience to find long-term sustained employment. Earlier this year, Unilever announced a global target to equip ten million young people with essential skills to prepare them for job opportunities by 2030.

Unilever’s Movement To Work scheme offers a tailored work placement across a range of business functions at four of their UK sites. Alongside exposure to a real office experience the candidates receive formal training on CVs, LinkedIn and networking to support their future career progression. In addition to a one-to-one line manager, each candidate is paired with a buddy to provide a friendly face and extra level of support. As part of their commitment to create a fully inclusive workplace with equal opportunities, successful candidates on the Movement to Work programme could have an opportunity to be fast-tracked on to the Unilever Apprenticeship programme.

Sebastian has led Unilever’s UK & Ireland business unit since 2017, pioneering more agile ways of working, and building digital and data-driven capability which have enabled new growth for the business. He champions cross-industry collaboration on packaging, waste and decarbonisation, and is a strong advocate for diversity, youth employment and social mobility programmes.

Sebastian is also on the Champion’s Board of the Inclusive Economy Partnership (Government, business and civil society working together to unleash potential through a more inclusive society); and is Deputy Chair of the UK Advertising Association, and Chair of its Ad Net Zero Climate Change Steering Group.

Upon joining the Movement To Work Steering Group Sebastian said the following:

“I’m delighted to be joining the Movement To Work Steering Group, to have the opportunity to give back and be of service to young people. When young people are able to create a better future for themselves through work, in a way that is inclusive and meaningful, we all benefit. I look forward to being able to champion the movement and its continued growth even more at a time when getting work experience is so challenging for so many.” – Sebastian Munden – Executive Vice President & General Manager, Unilever UK & Ireland

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