What can you expect?

You’ll learn all about getting our products into stores and making sure they perform commercially. That’s the crux of it. Of course, us being the world’s largest food and drink manufacturer, that’s a lot of products. And a huge number of customers, both at retail and consumer level.

It’s big stuff. And it needs a behind-the-scenes operation to match. Supply Chain. Sales. Marketing. Category Sales Development. They all play their part, working together to take our famous products, like KitKat, Nescafé, Buxton Water and Felix, from factory line to supermarket shelves. No mean feat! As a CMDA Apprentice, you’ll get to experience all these departments. Across a flexible 3-4 placements, you’ll work your way through each area to gain an end-to-end understanding of the whole process. You’ll also get to put your learning into practice working on real-life projects under the guidance of seasoned experts. Then there’s the 6 week-long placements at Sheffield Hallam University, where you’ll work towards your BA Professional Practice in Management and get to experience a bit of student life. All accommodation and travel is paid by us, not to mention the food allowance, not bad eh?

At the end of the 3-year programme, you’ll come out with a degree that didn’t cost you a penny and skills and experience gained at one of the world’s best-known companies to boot! As though that isn’t reason enough to apply, you’ll also have the option to choose to work in the department you most enjoyed. What’s not to like?

Who are we looking for?

This being a fast-paced real-world environment, you’ll need plenty of get-up-and-go. and getting stuck in straight away on whatever task is in hand that day. Learning in multiple areas on-the-fly, it’ll be like three years in a mental gymnasium – it’ll take plenty of stamina as you apply yourself to different tasks. It’s hard work but you’ll be so engrossed, you’ll barely notice.

We could reel off a list of arbitrary qualities that you must possess to succeed on the programme. The truth is, in an operation so large and diverse, there’s room for all kinds of talent from all backgrounds. You might be a problem solver, a negotiator, a brand manager or a marketing wunderkind - it’s about going in with your eyes open and knowing when you’ve found your particular niche in the whole process. It’s an exciting journey and, by the end, you’ll really know where you’re going.      

Applicants who hold undergraduate Business Management degrees are, unfortunately, ineligible to apply. We will be looking for GCSEs (actual or predicted) at grades 9-4 (or A*-C if received in 2017 or previous), which must include English and Maths, plus a minimum of 104 UCAS points (or 260 points from 2017 or previous).

Please note that you can only make one application per annual recruitment intake, so do take time to consider what’s going to suit you best. You must have the right to work in the UK. 

Find out what it takes and apply for 2020 today:

York — https://nestle.apply.cappats.com/jobs/apply/286

Gatwick — https://nestle.apply.cappats.com/jobs/apply/285

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