Salary: £18,600

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

In Supply Chain, we anticipate and overcome problems every day—and that means thinking about our processes from every conceivable angle. To be effective in that, we need lots of different people, all thinking in different ways. That’s why we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Join us here in York and, over three years, you won’t just learn how we keep our products on the move—you’ll 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 customers. You’ll learn by doing—procuring raw materials from suppliers, liaising with factories and working with hauliers to arrange dispatch. We want you to experience the whole process so that you can decide where you really fit in.

The wide-ranging nature of Supply Chain means you’ll get to spend time with all the various sub-departments that make up the function. Not only will this give you the most thorough overview of what life’s like here, it’ll also show you the possibilities your career could hold and the various paths you could take.

You’ll do a real role and our team will count on you, encouraging you to think independently so that you can learn to meet challenges on your own within a fast-paced, busy environment. Though you’ll have real accountability, you'll still have our expert Supply Chain professionals on hand to support you though, rest assured.

The mentorship you’ll receive, in fact, will—like the product journey you’ll learn to manage—help you transform into the finished article. You’ll 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?

A passion for learning new skills and the desire to progress towards your career goals are essential. You’ll 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). Beyond that, your backstory isn’t what we’re looking at—rather, we’re more interested in where you want to go next.

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 here. It’s on you to take advantage of every learning opportunity that comes your way and get fully involved with the team that’s there to support you. Do that, and you’ll power towards your career goals.

What will I get out of a Nestlé Apprenticeship?

This is your route into a serious role at a global company—and without going to university. You’ll go from being not long out of school to a skilled professional with your whole career ahead of you, in the same time it takes your friends to graduate. What’s more, once you’re here, the security and potential for development is limitless—just think of the size of our company.

The satisfaction you’ll take in seeing iconic products like KitKat, Aero, Smarties and Purina on the shelves—knowing they’re 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 important 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’ll be part of a company that can actually 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.

We understand starting a new role can be an expensive time – to aid this we offer relocation support if your role requires a move away from home. We know that the support needed is as individual as you are – so please reach out and let us know how we can make this journey in to work together.

Applications open 13th December 2021.