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Finished your degree and ready to turn your people skills into a career?

Join the HR Graduate Scheme here at Nestlé and learn to understand the systems and processes in place to support the people working at the world’s largest food and drink manufacturer.

Our HR Graduate scheme will start in York with future rotations across the UK.  

Need to relocate? Talk to us about how we can support you. 

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What can you expect?
You’ll rotate through three roles across two years, working in a variety of live environments with the support of expert mentors as you discover what it means to work in HR at a multinational company. You might spend time with our Centre of Scale learning the foundations of our systems, and our Centre of Competence working with our Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition or Academy teams, or in one of our factories, gaining valuable experience of working in a unionised environment. It’s about learning to be a HR professional by doing the job for real.
Entry Requirements
You’ll need a degree, but that can be in any subject and at any grade—what’s most important is you’re 100% committed to the career path you’ve chosen and will give everything you’ve got into your development. That’s how you’ll secure yourself a role that you can progress as far as you want. You will need to have the right to work in the UK that is not time limited and does not require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route either at the start of the scheme or on completion.
What will you get out of it?
As well as a starting salary of £32,000, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to make a real impact on the wider HR community at Nestlé.
How we support each other
“I am a part of the Eradicating Racism Network (ERN). The employee networks are a powerful tool for fostering diversity, inclusion and a sense of community within Nestlé. They provide a platform for employees from diverse backgrounds to connect, share experiences, and foster a sense of belonging. They have helped me connect and learn from employees from different backgrounds.”

Kamal Sharma – HR Graduate

Career Progression

Let’s hear about the career journeys of two recent graduates who completed our programme.


“Nestlé is the perfect place to grow and develop your skills as you grow into a well-rounded professional. You will be given responsibility from day one and the support will enable you to perform and succeed through different rotations. You will also grow your network and learn through the different graduate modules tailored to your development needs. Nestlé will help you realise your true potential.”

“Applying to the HR Graduate Scheme at Nestlé is the best decision I ever made. The assessment process was great as they focus on strengths rather than competencies. I have had the best first year on the scheme; Nestlé has such a wonderful culture and everyone is happy to help you reach your development goals as well as make you feel at home when you’re new. Being part of such a large company means there are so many opportunities for networking as well as experiencing different areas of HR. I can see myself having a very fulfilling career at Nestlé.”

“The HR Graduate scheme is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting a breadth of HR experience at the beginning of their career. The scheme’s rotations give you great insight into various exciting and fast-paced HR Teams across Nestle’s UK Market. The culture at Nestlé is really inviting and everyone makes you feel so welcome, which is exactly what you need when you’re new to such a large organisation! The scheme allows you to build a great social and work network with colleagues within HR and across the business. I’ve loved my time on scheme and really believe it sets you up for a successful career at Nestlé.”


Now closed for applications