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Hannah Worthing
Engineering Graduate, Halifax

I’ve been with Nestlé for four years. My current role is planning and optimising maintenance for the Quality Street packing facility. Prior to that, I was a Project Engineer, managing investments across the three Nestlé confectionery sites.

I knew about the worldwide brands within the Nestlé portfolio and had heard about some of the great stuff they’d been doing in the news and, when they presented at my University, this gave me my first insight into the business.

The variation in my work means that every day is different and you always have to react and overcome different problems. I enjoy the challenge of being on the Frontline Maintenance team as there’s always something exciting going on.

I’ve had so many great experiences here that it’d be hard to pick out a single one, though taking part in a STEM mentoring scheme where I went to a local school as an industrial mentor made me immensely proud – especially as my team won the competition!

Developing people is definitely something I’d like to do as part of my role in the future, so I think I’d like to be a manager of a team. For now, a great day at work means accomplishing everything on my list – setting goals and exceeding and achieving them. I’d say that’s a job well done.

Antonio Abella
Engineering Graduate, NPTC, York

I’m originally from Spain. Now I’m here in York, working at the Nestlé Centre of Excellence for Chocolate, Sugar Confectionery and Biscuits as an Engineer. I’ve been here a year and the opportunities and development I’ve had have already been brilliant!

Day-to-day, that involves working in innovative technologies, helping to deliver new, tastier and healthier products all over the world. I’m involved in projects for Chile, Czech Republic and Mexico at the moment – and, soon, I’ll be starting a new one for Brazil.

I’ve always wanted to work in FMCG – and the technology and processes within the top-ranked FMCG company in the world are incredible, as you can imagine. So, I applied online, followed the application process and was lucky enough to be offered a post!

Hands-on experience, exciting projects, contributing to the development of innovative technologies – these are the things that excite me about the role. And I get to see and experience the results, which is amazing.

I developed a new piece of equipment for Chile to enable us to produce a new innovative product – that’s been my best experience to date. I finished the technical drawings, sent them to Manufacturing (thinking my job was done) and was then told I was going to Chile to commission it!

What can you expect?

Our two-year Engineering Graduate Scheme gives you the chance to take one of two routes.

The Product Technology Centre (PTC) route, will see you working cross-functionally within our Centre of Excellence for chocolate, sugar confectionery and biscuits, part of our global network of research centres. You’ll work on a specific project for the duration of the Scheme, which could be anything from developing new technology that improves the nutritional value of confectionery to developing new assets to create a range of new ideas.

The Nestlé UK and Ireland route will see you undertaking two, one-year placements in any of a number of UK locations. The first placement will give you the opportunity to work on a number of projects, potentially around product engineering or design and installation of new equipment, for example. The second placement focuses on building your maintenance or industrial services skills.

Join us and you’ll:

  • Develop your Engineering career with one of the world’s biggest manufacturing companies – with the possibility of becoming a Technical Specialist, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, or to move into broader technical management roles
  • Engage in everything from product tasting, 3D printing and CAD drawing in the PTC role to performance reviews, planned activities for teams and identifying improvements in the NUK role
  • Use your creativity and initiative to work toward chartered status with the full support of the business
Who are we looking for?

If you’re curious, love solving problems and are willing to take risks, this is an outstanding opportunity to develop your Engineering skills and apply them in a business critical role. You’ll need great networking skills, serious pride in your work and an agile approach to learning, not to mention the resilience to keep trying new ideas. And, of course, to be studying towards or currently hold an Engineering Degree (Electrical, Mechanical or Automation). But we are equally interested in your behaviours and how you will fit in with our business.

Applications will be opening in October 2019.