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Finished your degree and ready to turn your passion for innovation into a career?

Join the Product Development Graduate Scheme here at Nestlé and develop an understanding behind the science and technology of chocolate that will enable you to make an impact on a multinational business.

“You will work on exciting confectionery projects, collaborate with different teams and have an impact on brands such as KitKat, Smarties and many more.” Amy Wilkinson - NPTC

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What can you expect?
You ’ll spend two years working on projects dedicated to developing the chocolate of the future. With the support of expert mentors, you ’ll work in teams across different parts of the business and collaborate with stakeholders around the globe to achieve results. You ’ll get the chance to visit factories and sites around the UK and further afield to discover how a product is developed, from the very beginning until the moment it is bought off the shelf. It’s about learning to be a product development professional by doing the job for real.
What will you get out of it?
As well as a starting salary of £32,000, you ’ll gain the skills and knowledge to make a real impact on the future of chocolate production.
Entry requirements
You ’ll be a graduate with a food science background and will have the right to work in the UK. We welcome applications from all backgrounds—just be yourself and show us what you’ve got.
How we support each other
There is a wealth of opportunities for the Nestlé team to get involved with outside of the normal day-to-day roles. This could be the chance to help shape the diversity and inclusion strategy for Nestlé UK, or to get involved in sustainability or regeneration projects, or to volunteer to support our local communities.

Career Progression

Previous alumni of the Product Development Graduate Scheme are now working in permanent roles in product development in the chocolate team. The Head of our Nestle Product Technology Centre (NPTC) was previously a graduate.


Interested? Follow the link below to apply. Applications for the role will close on Sunday 14th January.