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About Reckitt

Reckitt is the global consumer hygiene, health, and nutrition company behind some of the world’s most iconic and trusted consumer brands, including Lysol, Mucinex, and Enfamil. Reckitt exists to protect, heal, and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world.




Publicly Traded Large Enterprise (1000+ employees)

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The Pillars of an Award-Winning Program

Reckitt was selected as a 2023 Campus Forward Award Winner for their unwavering commitment to seeking out and hiring early career talent, their emphasis on diversity & inclusion, and investments in nurturing and retaining the next generation of talent. Please see below for the highlights of their approach to early career recruitment.


Demonstrated Investment in Early Career Hiring

Reckitt’s commitment to entry-level talent is the backbone of the company. Reckitt invests in over 100 interns and co-ops who take part in 10-week summer internships and 6-month co-op positions available yearly. The summer program expands across more than 4 different locations across the US, with over 25 different and unique global functions. Along with manager support, all interns receive fundamental training led by the Early Careers Learning & Development manager, who facilitates in-house trainings and events. Mentorship is also provided, as is support from all ERGs. The internship programs directly support Reckitt’s Success Through Experience Programs (STEP), which are 3-year rotational programs promoting Leadership Development within Finance, Sales, Marketing, and Supply. These functions are the backbone of Reckitt leadership, which is why investment from the Early Careers team and business directors is crucial to the success of the company. Reckitt was awarded in 2021 and 2022 with a spot on Wayup’s “Top 100 Internship Programs in the USA” list.

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Innovative and Multi-Faceted Approach to University Recruitment

The University Recruitment Lead at Reckitt partners closely with 10 core schools across the nation, attending on-campus events, hosting informational sessions, participating in class with brand-specific case studies, and virtually engaging across digital platforms. Reckitt’s recruitment process is a hybrid approach that includes a full-day Assessment Interview Day with individual and group case studies, and panel interviews with leadership. Current Future Leaders, who are typically returning interns, also engage in virtual coffee chats and lunch sessions to share more insight with candidates about the programs.

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Overarching Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Among Reckitt’s 43,000 employees are people of all backgrounds, thinking, and experiences, from over 120 countries. Its diversity is a source of strength: it enriches thoughts and represents the communities Reckitt serves. Reckitt is proud to partner with organizations and institutions who are committed to developing talent across different backgrounds as it develops diverse slates for its exciting roles. Some of Reckitt’s proud partners have included HBCUs, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Consortium, WayUp/Yello, United Negro College Fund, and Handshake. Interns, Co-ops, and Future Leaders are also encouraged to seek mentorship and learning opportunities through Reckitt’s ERGs, which include Women@Reckitt, BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership and Development), HOLA (Hispanic or Latinx Association), LEAP (Leadership and Excellence for Asia Pacific), LGBTQ+@Reckitt (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+), and Able@Reckitt (a Diverse Abilities ERG).

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Impactful Internship Program

Reckitt’s core values include Ownership and Entrepreneurship, and that’s exactly what interns are encouraged to embody during their ten weeks. Each intern is given an individual project that outlines a current business proposition or problem, and are encouraged to seek innovative approaches to deliver a real-world solution. Supported with development plans and functional learnings, they are empowered to apply their studies and bring suggestions to senior leadership during a final presentation at the end of the program. Throughout their internship, additional opportunities to network through alumni events, coffee chats, Q&A’s and All-Program Professional and Leadership skill sessions, providing a rich experience both professionally and personally.

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Growth and Development of the Next Generation of Talent

Reckitt’s Early Career Program brings experience to life through bespoke development plans. Each program begins with a rigorous, multi-day onboarding that introduces all areas of the company and emphasizes learning through application. Introduction to diversity initiatives, wellness support, professional skills, functional trainings, and leadership styles are strategically scattered throughout the first few months of each program. For those in the full-time accelerated development rotational program, additional access to leadership, alumni events, mentorship by more experienced Program members, career choice support, and regular one-on-one time with the Early Career Development Manager ensures every member of the program has the tools at their fingertips to succeed.

Congratulations to the team at Reckitt for being selected as one of the winners of RippleMatch’s 2023 Campus Forward Awards!

RippleMatch’s Campus Forward Awards recognizes the top early career teams and programs in the nation. Through a detailed application process, early career teams shared their approach to recruitment, candidate experience, D&I, and internship & entry-level programming. The programs picked for this award represent the best of the best, selected from applications submitted by campus recruiting teams across industries.

See all Award Winners for the category of Mid-Size Early Career Programs below

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