Nestlé UK and Ireland
Life as an engineer at Nestlé York
23 year-old Matt Tarn works for Nestlé in York and also studies part-time for a Higher National Diploma in engineering. He recently finished an apprenticeship with us, and was voted ‘York Apprentice of the Year’ in 2015.
Matt helps maintain the machines and software infrastructure that we use to make brands including KitKat. He appreciates working with “phenomenally knowledgeable and talented people, who’ve really helped me learn.”
Like most of the young people we hire as apprentices in York, Matt grew up locally and went to school in the city. He now visits schools to promote apprenticeships and encourage other young people to follow engineering careers.
Matt gained an opening with us through our Nestlé needs YOUth initiative. Through this programme under 30s across Europe are getting skilled and getting hired: receiving jobs, apprenticeships and training.
Last year, more than 6,000 young people gained full- or part-time jobs with Nestlé under the initiative. We recently took the scheme worldwide with the launch of our Global Youth Initiative.
More than 50,000 young Europeans also received help to find jobs or training during the first year of the Alliance for YOUth. Nestlé started this industry initiative in 2014, and it now has around 200 member companies.