Commercial Apprentice at Nestle

Start Date:
North East
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
£1,765 monthly
Review Date:
March 2019

Review Score

8.1 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


In my current role, i work as part of a stock and demand team in Supply Chain. Our team processes all the orders that come through the Nestle system and we have to move stock, sub over line codes and make decisions on allocating stock to customers across each of the business divisions.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


During my time at Nestle i have developed professionally, a great deal. This includes things such as my confidence is stakeholdering and networking, giving presentations, asking for and giving out feedback and my general business understanding. Taking on real roles in such a large organisation is a great learning experience in itself.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I do enjoy my programme. The flexibility of working and going to university gives really good diversity to the course. It can break up the working year which does make it more enjoyable. Nestle is a great company to work for and offers many good benefits along side this course.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


My programme is really well organised. This is right through from the first week into my role, in which we had a welcome week at Rashleighs - one of Nestle's internal training houses. As this course forms as part of the academy, we are all really well looked after by the dedicated Nestle academy team.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Each individual receives a varying amount of support on this scheme, purely based on their own personal requirements. There are plenty of supports networks, such as mentors, buddies, pastoral care managers, line managers and the academy team that are all very open to speaking with you about any concerns that you may have.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


Again, a great deal of support is offered from Sheffield Hallam Uni and the staff that work there. Again, this varies on each individual's requirements and the type of support that they need. Either way, there is the module and course leader, the lecturer that is taking you from that topic and a pastoral care manager from SHU.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


The course and my interal work at Nestle have great links with each other. It is really clear to see how the models and ideologies taught at the university in the module courses link back to application in the real life business world. The content taught really is a great help.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


There are some things that are set up, however if you really want to get things going, you have kind of got to do it yourself. The academy at Nestle is really interlinked and most people get along with one and other and there is always stuff to be getting involved with.

9a. Would you recommend Nestle to a friend?


9b. Why?

They are a really good company to work for. They have great commitments in terms of tackling issues in society as well as for the environment. They offer a competitive salary, but the real benefits in working for the company is the benefits such as a flexible working and the holidays.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Nestle?

Do it! Don't be afraid - you have got nothing to lose. Even unsuccessful applicants can get really good and useful feedback and how they can improve for next time. I would do som research into the company, find out facts and what they are about. On the day, it's all about talking to poeple.

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