Salary £30,000

Take a leap forward in your career in Human Resources with the Nestlé HR Graduate Scheme. Applications are open right now to join in 2021—come and help us build an inclusive, diverse and brilliant workforce.

As someone who’s interested in HR, you’ll know how important it is for businesses like ours to reflect the diversity of the people we serve. Variety of people means variety of ideas—that’s why we welcome applications from people of all manner of different backgrounds.

Start out at one of our multiple UK sites and, after two years of six- and twelve-month placements, you’ll be ready for a career with an HR team that makes a real difference for thousands of employees. It’s an exciting place to be.

What the HR Graduate Scheme entails

On our programme, you’ll help develop the same inclusive culture you’ll be joining. The emphasis here is always on inclusivity—it’ll even characterise the way in which you’re trained by rotating through various HR functions to experience different roles. That’s how you’ll get the best idea of the kind of HR role that’ll suit you.

Over two years, you’ll train with some of the industry’s top professionals, taking on business-critical work and managing projects as you gain diverse, first-hand experience of world-class HR in action. You’ll be an HR Business Partner, a specialist at our Centre of Expertise and you’ll work in Recruitment and Employee services. It’s a full 360º overview of HR—you’ll get to see how we do it, and how you could progress here.

Every step of the way, you’ll be supported and mentored so that you can get the most out of each experience. We want you to be inspired by what you see here, and how the work you do could help you improve the working lives of so many throughout our organisation. You’ll come away from the programme feeling able to take your career wherever you want—even into a role within the Nestlé Leadership Team.

Who is eligible for the HR Graduate Scheme?

At Nestlé, it’s about who you are and the potential you have to really thrive within a diverse and welcoming workforce. You’ll need a degree, of course, but what’s even more important is having the right attitude—being someone who is passionate about HR and has the energy to go after a role they can really be proud of.

We’ll help you build on your strengths. Whether you’re a natural organiser, or a relationship builder, or someone who drives results, the mentorship you’ll receive here will help you discover your special talents and take them to the next level. That’s what HR is about here—embracing the unique talents of everyone. At an organisation the size of ours, that’s a lot of talent, which makes HR an area of huge potential.

What will I get out of a Nestlé Graduate Scheme?

The HR Graduate Scheme is all about acclimatising you to life in a top-flight HR role. One where you’ll be supporting the workforce that are behind household brands like KitKat, S.Pellegrino, Smarties and Felix. You’ll be making a step-change in your career development, but with the support you receive from our experts, you’ll transition smoothly from university to professional life.

Added to that, you’ll also increase the job satisfaction of others by promoting our ‘Force for Good’ initiative. It’s all about Creating Shared Value (CSV) by aligning our commercial goals with social responsibilities like healthier eating and helping the environment. You’ll be letting others know just how much they’re contributing with the work they do, which is always a good way to get them to contribute that little bit more.

That’s why our Graduate Scheme is about so much more than preparing you to enter professional life—it’s about self-discovery, finding your place in the world, and how you—with the work you do—might make things a little better for everyone.

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.