Salary £18,600

The Nestlé Packaging Degree Apprenticeship will give you everything you need to start a great career at the world’s biggest food and beverage company. Applications are now open—join us in either at our Product Technology Centre (PTC) in York, or spend the first 12 months of your Apprenticeship in Tutbury, Staffordshirewhere placements and mentorship will turn your natural abilities into the skills you need to get your career moving. What’s more, you’ll gain a debt-free degree at the same time! For career progression, it’s the complete package.

Come and develop your skills within a company that will encourage you to be yourself. We champion inclusion here, because we want our teams to reflect the diversity of our products and the markets we serve. That’s why we encourage people from all backgrounds to come and join us, contributing their ideas and individuality to what we do.

Our Packaging Degree Apprenticeship combines 4 years of study with practical experience and once you’ve completed, you’ll be qualified, skilled and ready to move your Packaging career forward at pace.

What the Packaging Apprenticeship Entails

Get ready for an immersive learning experience that will show you exactly what goes into packaging iconic products such as KitKat, Nescafé Dulce Gusto, Lion Bar, and Aero. You’ll get to experience the packaging process end-to-end under the guidance of our industry experts.

As the world’s largest food and drink manufacturer, we use a huge amount of packaging, but we are striving to make our impact on the environment as low as possible. We’re using a range of innovative materials, processes and delivery methods that will position us as a global innovator, caring about the planet and its resources. In fact, by 2025 we aim to make ALL our packaging recyclable or re-usable.

With sustainability high on the agenda, our packaging team are working hard to develop the most innovative materials and process chain. Part of the process is analysing new materials and new ways of presenting and packaging our products. So, as a Degree Apprentice in packaging, there really hasn’t been a better time to come on-board, learn new skills and play your part in the wave of innovation that is central to our development.

It’s all about the technology we use to make our wrappers, cartons and packaging. You’ll learn all about forming, sealing, 3D printing, CAD drawing, and modelling—and how we maintain continuous improvement so we can make packaging more efficiently and further reduce environmental impact.

Responsible for projects, problem solving, analysis and supplier management, you will get to learn and apply those skills in practical solutions as you help us pilot new initiatives. It’s a tremendously exciting four-year Apprenticeship, aiming to develop you into a packaging expert. You’ll become familiar with every stage in the process and contribute significantly to our future environmental commitments.

Who is eligible for the Packaging/PTC Packaging Apprenticeship?

We’re after individuals who just need the chance to show how they can make a difference, add value and excel. This is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious individuals who want to become a global packaging expert. It’s a chance for you to pursue your passion for science, eye for detail and love of working as part of a team, as you demonstrate your qualities as a true innovator.

You’ve got at least 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at grades 9-4 (or A*-C if received in 2017 or earlier), but you’re only at the beginning of your journey. Now you’re looking to grow your prospects with in-depth learning and real work experience—and you’re coming to one of the best places in the world to do just that.

What will I get out of a Nestlé Apprenticeship?

The mentorship you’ll get from our experts is geared towards making you just as skilled as they are across a range of packaging functions. Our apprenticeships are all about turning out professionals of all kinds to meet diverse requirements. After completing your Apprenticeship, you’ll know exactly where you fit in.

Come and start your career where the work you’ll do really matters. Our Apprenticeship will really make a difference—to your career, and in 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.