Haleema Baker-Mir
HR Apprentice, York

Currently a Junior Business Partner in the Nestlé Beverages division, three years into my role, I’ll soon be starting the Nestlé Academy HR Apprenticeship.

I came to the company for its reputation as the world’s biggest food and drink manufacturer, knowing that it would give me lots of opportunities, perhaps even globally! Now, after lots of brilliant experiences, such as my highly rewarding placement in the HR Centre of Competence team, which gave me insight into the strategic side of HR, I’m ready to embark on my Apprenticeship and keep on developing.

My first placement will be in the HR Operations team in York, where all of the behind the scenes operational HR happens. Following my first placement I will then get to be an HR Business Partner (HRBP) in one of our manufacturing sites across the UK. This is where I envisage I will get lots of hands-on HRBP work, which will really help me in my career.

I was surprised at just how friendly and willing to help Nestlé people were when I arrived here, but I’d still say that it’s really important to know you’re aligned with the culture and values of the company before you start here.

The future? Well, I just want to remain within HR and progress into a more senior role and see where it goes from there!

What can you expect?

HR is all about helping to source, develop and motivate the very best people for the Nestlé business. So you’ll become an expert on all things ‘people’. You’ll learn what drives a typical Nestlé employee and what we, as a company, can do to attract them to work here and then get the very best out of them. Not to mention how we can reward their amazing work with benefits, training and development, a great working environment and more.

Join us and you’ll:

  • Blend studies with practical experience over a three-year programme
  • Experience HR Operations, Centre of Expertise and HR Partner roles over the first two years
  • Use your final year to specialise in a specific area, based on your goals and strengths and our business needs
  • Be given real responsibility from day one with change implementation and business portfolio projects to work on
  • Have direct contact with senior leaders within our business, including support from a dedicated Academy champion
Who are we looking for?

If you want to really have an impact on the working world, this is the programme for you. We’re looking for ambitious people, full of great ideas on how to make work more rewarding, so that our employees are always at their best. It’ll take commitment, a commercial mind-set, and a heck of a lot of hard work. In short, it’ll take people who want to build a lasting career full of exciting challenges.

There’s never been a better opportunity to develop a career in HR. We will be looking for GCSE’s (actual or predicted) at grades 9 – 4 (or A*- C if received in 2017 or previous), which must include English and Maths, or equivalent level – or have had them predicted. Applicants who hold HR degrees are, unfortunately, ineligible to apply.

Applications for this programme are now closed.