Salary £18,600

Join us at Nestlé Product Technology Centre (NPTC) Confectionery York for a one-year placement and you’ll get a taste of what life is like in the global Confectionery innovation hub at the world’s biggest food and beverage manufacturer. Working on a project that will explore the limits of our technology, the experience and skills you’ll gain will get you off to a great start in your scientific career once you finish your studies.

Life in the NPTC is all about overcoming challenges with innovative solutions. The more diverse perspectives involved in that process, the better the outcome. That’s why we encourage people from all backgrounds to come and experience life here.

What the NPTC Science Student placement entails

Join us in 2022 as an NPTC Science Student and you’ll be involved with cutting-edge work on formulation of confectionery fillings. You’ll plan and execute your own project, design experiments, analyse physicochemical properties and report findings to stakeholders. Your contribution to our research will help shape Nestlé products of the future.

Making yourself at home in the team, you’ll play a part in general day-to-day activities, and get the opportunity to assist with a range of projects. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in workplace initiatives like sustainability, wellbeing and diversity, which will show you the broader impact of your work.

With the support of expert mentors, you’ll receive the encouragement you need to take your own decisions and steer your project towards positive outcomes. It’s about putting your learning into practice, building confidence, and getting you thinking like a professional ready to make their mark.

Who is eligible for the NPTC Science Student placement?

At NPTC we are looking for people who can think big and push the boundaries of understanding. You should be in the final or penultimate year of study for a food science, physical sciences (chemistry, physics or material science) or chemical engineering degree and be full of ambition about where you’ll take your career as a scientist.

If you’ve already got some practical laboratory experience or have run independent projects, all the better. What’s more important is that you’ll make the most of this opportunity to learn from real experts. Able to communicate and collaborate with colleagues at all levels, you’ll make a valuable contribution to the team and, in return, you’ll receive some truly eye-opening insights into our industry.

What will I get out of a Nestlé Placement?

Completing our placement will equip you with the skills you need for a successful career in scientific innovation. You’ll return to your studies with renewed passion, knowing that you have experienced life at the company behind household names like KitKat, Aero and Nescafé.

By working in teams, and through one-to-one coaching, you’ll develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, relationship building and project management and learn how they apply to scientific projects.

Joining Nestlé is also a chance to give something back through our ‘Force for Good’ initiative. On our science team, you’ll play a direct role in that by helping ensure our commercial goals are aligned with important social responsibilities, like helping the planet and helping consumers to follow a more balanced diet.

As the world’s largest food and drink manufacturer, Nestlé offers great training, technology and opportunities, but it can also offer you the chance to make a better world. There aren’t many placements that can offer that—but a Nestlé placement can.

Applications are now closed.