Salary £18,600

If you’re a school leaver looking for the best start to your career in business, then a Finance Apprenticeship could be exactly what you’re looking for. Join us here at Nestlé and you’ll learn an incredible amount about how we run our business as you develop your career. After two years, you could be on your way to a leadership role with a global company.

Be part of a team that will help you to always be at your professional optimum. You’ll find the best version of yourself here—because an organisation depends on different personalities and ideas to come up with innovative solutions to diverse business requirements. That’s why we need people from all backgrounds.

Join us in York or Gatwick, where mentoring and truly eye-opening work experiences will shape you into a world-class Nestlé professional, ready to excel in your career at the biggest food and beverage company in the world.

What the Finance Apprenticeship entails

Our Finance Apprenticeship is about taking your raw talent and getting you ready to succeed in a role with Nestlé. The way we do that is by making you feel like a full member of the team from the start, putting you to work on live projects that will have real outcomes for our business.

You’ll be at the heart of a massive commercial operation—it will put you to the test but you’ll learn by tackling the daily challenges of life in our Finance department. Though you’ll be encouraged to work independently, you’ll have the support of credible, highly respected experts in the field of Finance, who’ll be on hand to make sure every single learning experience is beneficial to you.

You’ll develop skills to make you a truly diverse, versatile Finance professional. You’ll see how we use reporting and analysis to maximise commercial potential. Financial planning, overhead and cost allocation might sound daunting right now, but they’ll be second nature by the time you complete the Apprenticeship.

As you develop your experience within the various teams across Finance, you’ll build essential professional relationships, as well as uncovering your strengths and areas of interest. It’s this process of discovery that makes our Finance Apprenticeship a great way to fulfil your unique potential.

Who is eligible for the Finance Apprenticeship?

We’re looking for people who want a rewarding career at a global business. Yes, you’ll need 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9-4 (A*-C if taken before 2017), including English Language and Maths, but what’s key here is having the positive, proactive attitude that unites everyone within our business.

Remember, you can only apply for one Nestlé Apprenticeship per year. So you’ll need to be ready to jump in both feet and commit to the programme 100 per cent. If you’re ready for a career in Finance with the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer, strap in and get ready for an amazing journey into your future.

What will I get out of a Nestlé Apprenticeship?

After two years, you’ll have a Level 4 Professional Accounting/Tax Technical Apprenticeship qualification, be well established in your role and be free of student debt. What it means is that, while your peers at university are still completing their studies, you’ll be well on your way to a great career in Finance. There is also the option to pursue the full CIMA Qualification at the end of your Apprenticeship.

The work you do at Nestlé will have an impact on some of the world’s biggest and best-loved brands. Think KitKat, Nescafé, Smarties and Felix. It's by working with them that you’ll develop your core professional skills—problem-solving, decision-making, relationship-building. Imagine the confidence you’ll have in your abilities after that.

You’ll also take away the feeling that the work you do is helping in the wider world thanks to our ‘Force for Good’ initiative. Focused on Creating Shared Value (CSV), it’s about making sure our commercial goals are aligned with important social responsibilities, like helping the environment and promoting healthier eating. Our Finance Team plays a big part in that by enabling capital investment into activities that have a positive impact on the wider world.

That’s why joining Nestlé as an Apprentice is about much more than just developing your skills. It’s an opportunity to do something much bigger and to build a career that really matters. Here, you’ll make a difference—to your career, to a global organisation and to the wider world.

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 are now closed.