Unilever Japan has unveiled a new hiring procedure for college students, giving them an incentive to return and work for the company following a gap period.

The scheme allows applicants to defer employment for two years once they’ve received a job offer from the company, meanwhile those that have qualified for a final interview can wait for two years before taking it.

Altogether, the scheme allows students and graduates to defer for a total of four years from initial application before joining the company, should their interview be successful – a move that could be a method of talent retention for the influential Gen Z and millennial consumer groups.