Nestlé is the world’s largest food and drink company, it is over 150 years old and home to more than 2000 brands in 189 different countries. That size, scale and experience means that opportunities for a fantastic career are almost endless and Nestlé is a company that constantly requires a diverse group of people and skills to fill a huge range of different roles.
Look at some of the most exciting opportunities on offer in the UK and Ireland now and speak to some of the people behind them, including our recruitment team, hiring managers and your potential future colleagues.
You could join more than 8,000 people here in the UK and Ireland who look after more than 80 brands in factories, offices and homes across the country. You can expect a flexible, inclusive and welcoming work environment with expansive career opportunities that could see you develop new skills, try new things and work with people and brands that stretch around the world.
This week we are looking for a Factory Manager.
Nestlé UK & Ireland will help 8,000 families who might otherwise go hungry during the school summer holidays, as the company announces a £1 million investment to work with social enterprises Community Shop and FoodCloud.
The support to those 8,000 families is on behalf of Nestlé’s 8,000 employees in the UK and Ireland, from one family to another.
Community Shop, which works in areas experiencing some of the highest levels of deprivation in the UK, will use the investment to provide fresh, nutritious meals for vulnerable children and their families. The funding will also support Community Shop’s broader aims to build stronger individuals and more confident communities through services ranging from debt advice, training and personal development; to a summer programme of events which aims to bring together families to celebrate the power of food, with the sharing of recipes and cooking demonstrations, amongst many other activities such as virtual exercise classes.
We have all had to do things differently this year. We have cancelled our plans, we have missed our loved ones and we have found new ways to achieve simple things that we once took for granted. We have come together and we have made things work.
That spirit of community, creativity and enterprise is exactly what we will need to make our way through the next phase of this crisis.
We have a unique chance to prioritise afresh, to look at how we do business and to make sure that we are doing our bit to support a strong recovery through and beyond the challenges of COVID-19.
Today, I am outlining five areas where Nestlé UK & Ireland can make a difference and we will take this chance to:
World Youth Skills Day recognises the importance of equipping young people with skills and training for employment and career development. The United Nations hosts an event each year on the need for education and training, and businesses across the globe celebrate the importance of investing in the younger generation and preparing them for the professional world.
At Nestlé, we are passionate about supporting youth skills development, both on a professional and personal level. For years we have been committed to the next generation of professionals in a variety of areas; our Nestlé Academy schemes, which include placements and apprenticeships as well as supporting those in external education through our hospitality competition, Toque d’Or.
We have received a lot of comments and questions following our decision to move KitKat from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance certification. We are grateful for the opportunity to talk to the Fairtrade All-Party Parliamentary Group today about the reasons behind the move, as well as the comprehensive range of measures we are putting in place to support the Ivory Coast farming communities who supply us with cocoa for KitKat.Read our opening statement in full.