Reckitt Benckiser (RB)Reckitt Benckiser (RB)
RB is the global leading consumer health, hygiene and home company. From the foundations of wellness and infant nutrition, to the fundamentals of a hygienic home, our global brands help people live healthier, happier lives. RB has world leading Powerbrands which include household names such as Enfamil, Nutramigen, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Woolite and Air Wick. In fact, 25 million of our products are sold every day in over 190 countries. RB’s unique culture is at the heart of its success. Its drive to achieve, passion to outperform and commitment to quality and scientific excellence are manifested in our work.
Who we are
We’re 40,000+ entrepreneurs, all inspired by a vision of a world where people are healthier and live better. At the heart of our rapidly growing consumer health business is a passionate desire to help people feel better. We invest in research and development to find ways for people to look after themselves, their families and homes.
Why we’re here
We believe there's a better way to do business – we like to call it 'betterbusiness'. Socially, environmentally and financially, we act responsibly and sustainably. We believe passionately in doing things the right way, and we believe the better way helps us deliver high quality products that touch consumers each and every day. Health is no longer just the absence of illness, it’s being able to lead a fitter and happier life. Our responsibility is to help people achieve this, while making the right kind of social and environmental impact. That’s what we call betterbusiness.
How we help
Life is changing, getting faster and more demanding. We provide solutions that help people deal with these new challenges. This is why we’re one of the fastest growing companies in one of the fastest growing markets – we drive consumer health forward through innovation.
In fact, we've redefined the consumer health market by combining our in-depth consumer knowledge with the speed of decision making we’ve gained in FMCG. Our culture of entrepreneurship puts ideas ahead of hierarchy, so we get the best ideas developed rapidly. This is why our brands are market leaders in most categories.
"At RB, innovation and partnership are in our DNA."
Carl Clayton, R&D Outside Innovation Strategy Manager
Our roots stretch back over 150 years. Building our solutions around consumer needs using cutting-edge science has shaped our history of strong financial performance coupled with social responsibility.
Training & Profiles
We know our graduates are our future leaders of tomorrow, and our bespoke and comprehensive development programme ensures you are set up to succeed in your career. At the start of the scheme you’ll spend a few weeks in your induction, getting familiar with our company and products, visiting our sites across the UK, and of course socialising with fellow grads. We’ll also give you a range of training to give you a running start in your first rotation.
Throughout the programme, you’ll be invited to attend a range of training opportunities that focus on both technical and soft skills development, each designed to build your functional knowledge and leadership skills. What’s more, you’ll have unlimited access to our online, on-demand courses so you can learn about what you want, when you want to.
RB - UK Sales & Marketing Graduate Programme (FMCG) at Reckitt Benckiser (RB)
Initial interview was with a external agency that lasted around 1 hour.We had an initial chat about my CV then moved on the Competencies question. Finally I was asked to present a presentation on a product the company sells and manufactures.
Q: What do you look for in a job applicant?
A: We are looking for someone that not only shares our passion to make lives healthier and happier, but also shares our core values of Responsibility, Ownership, Entrepreneurship, Achievement and Partnership.
Q: Where will I be based?
A: RB is headquartered in Slough, Berkkshire which is just to the West of London. Most of our Commercial roles are based in Slough, but we also have various manufacturing sites across the UK.
We operate in over 60 locations so can offer a truly global career after the programme if that’s what you’re looking for!
Q: What is the application process?
A: Apply today online with just your CV. If we think you’re a good match we’ll ask you to complete online tests and a video interview before inviting you to an assessment centre in late January or February.
Q: What is it like to work at RB?
A: We pride ourselves on getting products from idea to shelves much faster than other FMCG companies. Accordingly, work at RB is fast-paced, exciting and rewarding – some say addictive!
Q: What happens after the programme?
A: Throughout the programme we’ll get to know about your interests and strengths. At the end of the scheme we’ll match your career aspirations to our business need, offering you a role we know you’ll enjoy and thrive in.
Q: What benefits do you offer?
A: We have a very competitive compensation and benefits package at RB. You’ll start on a competitive salary with pay reviews after each rotation. You’ll also benefit from a 10% non-contributary pension, private healthcare, share scheme, quarterly product sales, rapid career progression, and much more!