Salary £18,000

If you’re considering a career in Nutrition, a Placement with the world’s biggest food and beverage manufacturer will help to shape—and, hopefully confirm—that decision. Applications are now open at Nestlé to people from suitable academic backgrounds and all walks of life to come join our inclusive, creative Nutrition programme.

It’s a chance to explore your developing ambition and see what a Nutrition career with an industry-leading company looks like. Over a twelve-month placement here in Gatwick, you’ll be inspired to develop the knowledge and skills needed to build a great career doing nutritional work that really matters.

What’s more, because we thrive on the diversity of experiences, backgrounds, opinions and attitudes which keep our business at the top of the sector; you can rest assured that this is a truly welcoming environment, where bringing your whole self to the Placement is strongly encouraged.

What the Nutrition Placement entails

People on Placement here are really important to us—you could be the future of our company. So you’ll be given a warm welcome and treated like a full team member from day one—but then it’s straight down to business!

Working on similar tasks to other team members, your work will have a tangible impact. Of course, you’ll have our full support and great mentoring from a team of leading industry experts. Still, don’t think for a second that this is “just a Placement”—your work will matter!

It’s all about helping you realise your potential and find out how you want to develop within the field of Nutrition. So you’ll experience all the different functions within the division—and, because Nutrition is central to everything we do here, you’ll be collaborating with categories and teams across the company, including Food and Dairy, Beverages, Confectionery and Nestlé Professional.

Conducting market research projects and recipe analysis, you’ll get to play a key role in the development of new Nestlé products. Imagine seeing a new chocolate bar on the shelves and knowing that it was the work you did that helped put it there—from the contents to the packaging and communications. That’s the level of involvement you’ll have. You’ll also be involved in other areas of health such as our Employee Wellness Programme.

Who is eligible for the Nutrition Placement?

To qualify, you’ll need to be a second-year undergraduate studying an Association for Nutrition Accredited Degree Programme (please click here for the full list of eligible courses and universities). You’ll also—more importantly—need to show potential for developing the kind of agile, creative and collaborative approach that forms the culture here at Nestlé. It’s those people who go on to achieve great things with us. You’ll also be the kind of person who takes pride in and pays attention to the smallest details and show a genuine passion for nutrition, health and wellness.

We’re looking for people who take Nutrition just as seriously as we do—people who realise the difference they can make. At a company with our scope and reach, even small improvements in nutritional content can make a global difference. That places a big responsibility on your shoulders, but that’s what will attract you to this kind of career in the first place.

What will I get out of a Nestlé Placement?

This is a chance to work with Nestlé products like KitKat, Smarties, Nescafé, Maggi and San Pellegrino. These are brands that everyone knows and loves—and you’ll help to make them what they are. That’s a serious confidence boost you’ll be in for—think of the energy you’ll have to get on with your career once you’ve had a taste of what’s in store.

Playing your part in important projects day-in day-out, you’ll come away from your Placement with your head held high, knowing that you can cut it at the world’s biggest food and beverage company. As you develop your own ideas with the support of our mentors, you’ll come to realise that it’s not just the work you do that matters—you matter.

Initiatives like our ambition to become a ‘Force for Good’ only add to that feeling. It’s all about Creating Shared Value (CSV), aligning our commercial goals with important social responsibilities like health. So, of course, in Nutrition, it’ll be a big part of everything you do—and a reason to feel great about the career path you’re pursuing.

A Nestlé Nutrition Placement really makes a difference. Not just to your career prospects but to the nutrition issues faced by the world at large.

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.