USL joins AIESEC Sri Lanka as a Platinum Partner
Unilever Sri Lanka joined hands with AIESEC Sri Lanka as the Platinum Partner. Unilever is always looking at fresh graduate pools, and over the years developed outstanding leaders who have succeeded in Unilever as well as in other corporates. The partnership with AIESEC is another initiative by the company to increase its reach across Universities students at different stages of their study. AIESEC is a Youth Organization aimed at creating “Globally Minded Young Leaders”. It is present in over 110 countries and territories, with over 60,000 members worldwide.
According to Udayan Dutt, Director, Human Resources, Sri Lanka “ Unilever has always been and continues to be committed to developing leaders for itself, for the industry and for society. Through this partnership, we want to groom our potential talent by helping them enhance the skills required for students in the corporate world. AIESEC as a organisation shares our passion for developing leaders, so this is a promising partnership for us. ”
Unilever is always looking to build stronger bonds with potential first career recruits through numerous networking and social initiatives like the Unilever Student network and by fully utilizing social media platforms like Facebook. These initiatives led to Unilever being selected as the Employer of choice amongst Undergraduates in both local and foreign Universities in 2011 independent study published by TNS.
AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. AIESEC is run by young people for young people, enabling a strong experience to all its stakeholders.
AIESEC Sri Lanka established 15 years ago, is the local chapter of AIESEC Global (www.aiesec.org). Currently it is present in the Universities of Moratuwa, Kelaniya, Sri Jayawardenapura, Colombo, Peradeniya & Wayamba. Through its Overseas Student Exchange Program & numerous training events AIESEC actively engages in promoting multi-cultural understanding, personal development & leadership in local undergraduates.
About Unilever Sri Lanka
Unilever Sri Lanka is one of the biggest FMCG companies in Sri Lanka with categories such as home care, personal care and foods. Established in 1938 with brands such as Sunlight, Lux and Pears Rose, Unilever has a 75 year long manufacturing presence in Sri Lanka. Today the company manufactures 95% of its products locallyand is home to 29 brands that are leaders in their respective categories. In 2011, Unilever Sri Lanka was ranked the fourth Most Respected Entity in Sri Lanka by LMD, and ranked the number one employer amongst undergraduates in a recent independent study published by TNS.
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