Consumer goods Programme

The London Brookes College Consumer goods programme is designed to give students the best possible chance of entering a Russel group University. The college offers dedicated guidance and preparation to ensure the best chance of success. Entry into the Russel Group Universities is not based on solid academic achievement alone. Students need to be well prepared and well informed about issues in the chosen degree subject, be comfortable in the interview, gain suitable work experience and have a genuine and strong ambition to succeed.

Applicants receive:

  • Advice on sixth form subject choices and courses.
  • Support for work experience placements.
  • Weekly forums including:
  • Introductions to volunteering positions in the wider community.
  • Interview practice
  • Expert knowledge of university entry requirements.
  • Exclusive access to our expert and dedicated Careers Advisers.
  • Talks by University students and successful professionals in the field.

The term “consumer goods” refers to the sector that deals with producing the items we use in everyday life – everything from food to toothbrushes to shower gel. Behind these everyday items, among others, are teams of scientists and other experts who carry out the research and development necessary to bring a product to market and ensure that it remains the most attractive consumer proposition. The supply chain feeds into this industry by providing the materials and finished goods, and may be suited to those with an engineering or business degree. Other roles include brand managers, marketing managers and account managers, who all help deal with publicising and distributing consumer goods. For those with scientific degrees, research and development for the consumer goods industry is a good career option, with excellent salaries on offer. An example of a major employer in this sector is Unilever.