Join the Supply Chain Apprenticeship with Nestlé and begin a career playing a vital role in the end-to-end process that starts with raw ingredients and ends with our products on the shelf. Applications are now open for you to develop your skills with world-class mentoring and wide-ranging work experience at the biggest food and beverage manufacturer in the world.

You may have seen in the news that supply chain is becoming more pivotal than ever before. With HGV Drivers & CO2 shortages, increased commodity pricing, Brexit and responding to COVID-19, experts agree that businesses will win with best-in-class supply chains over all else.

As we continue to overcome and adapt to these new challenges, we need lots of different people, all thinking in different ways, and reviewing our processes from every conceivable angle. That’s why we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Join us here in York, with opportunities to travel or relocate across the country, and, over three years, you won’t just learn how we ensure our products remain available on the shelf, but also how to take your career somewhere special.

What the Supply Chain Apprenticeship entails

An Apprenticeship in Supply Chain means getting to know every stage of the journey our products take before they reach their final destination—our consumers. You will learn by doing—procuring raw materials from suppliers, liaising with factories and working with hauliers to arrange dispatches. We want you to experience the whole process so that you can decide where you really fit in.

You will rotate around 3 different placements within Supply Chain responding to business needs. You will have real accountability, but still have our expert Supply Chain professionals on hand to support you, rest assured. Not only will this give you the most thorough overview of what life’s like here, it will show you the possibilities your career could hold and the various paths you could take.

The mentorship you’ll receive will—like the product journey you’ll manage—help you transform into the finished article. You will come away knowing you can cut it at a global business and be on the way to some serious career achievements.

Who is eligible for the Supply Chain Apprenticeship?

We don’t expect you to have previous Supply Chain experience, but you will need the drive to develop your professional skills— such as communication, attention to detail and relationship building—to a whole new level.

You will also need 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English, with actual or predicted grades at 9–4 (or A*-C if received in 2017 or earlier). But what we’re really excited to find out is where you want to go in your career with Nestlé.

In Supply Chain, it’s not just our products that are on a journey—you are too. The Apprenticeship scheme is designed to help you progress so you can get to where you want to be

What will I get out of a Nestlé Apprenticeship?

This is your route into a serious career at a global company—and without going to university. You’ll have become a skilled professional with your whole career ahead of you in the time it takes your friends at university to graduate. What’s more, once you’re here, the potential for opportunity and development is limitless—just think of the size of our company.

The satisfaction you’ll take in seeing iconic products like KitKat, Nespresso, Buxton and Purina on the shelves, knowing they are there because of your hard work is priceless. You’ll come out of the Apprenticeship with a host of new skills, like problem solving, relationship building and communication, that will be central to your working life.

You can also feel good that the work you do contributes to our ‘Force for Good’ initiative, which is about Creating Shared Values (CSV) by aligning commercial objectives with important social responsibilities like healthy eating and helping the environment. Supply Chain plays an essential role in that by looking for cleaner, smart ways to get our products where they need to be.

That’s why joining Nestlé as an Apprentice is about so much more than just improving your skills. You will be part of a company that can make a difference in the wider world. Even small changes at a company our size can have a big impact. The people behind those changes? Many of them started as an Apprentice, just like you will. That’s why we’re committed to helping you reach your potential and develop your ideas—because you’re our future.

Applications are now closed.