- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
- 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
- 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.)
- 9a. Would you recommend Nestle to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Nestle?
I am currently in Procurement Excellence, specifically the Procurement Performance Acceleration team which means we are constantly looking at ways to improve operations within the wider procurement teams. My day to day role involves resolving old blocked invoices which causes problems in the system and currently planning training role out for a new Web App to also improve operations for requestors.
I have developed many new skills over the course of my apprenticeship including many interpersonal skills. I have learnt how to communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders, networking skills and personal development. I am continuing to develop my numeracy and literature skills through the day to day activities I carry out.
I really enjoy the degree apprenticeship course because it gives me the opportunity to rotate around the different areas of the business and get to network and build relationships with so many different people. The 6 months in each rotation gives enough time to get hold of the role but also can be frustrating when you just get into a role and you have to move again.
It's a very well organized programme and I haven't had any issues with my transitions/ moving into different departments. I attend university every 6-8 weeks and the modules are well-suited to the day job too so everything I learn I feel I can apply to working at Nestle too.
I receive a sufficient amount of support from my employer. Rotating roles means my line manager changes every 6 months but I haven't had a bad experience with any of them. They have all been extremely supportive with helping me transition and also give me the time I need to complete my university assignments.
The experience from each module has been different in many ways as all the lecturers are different and provide different levels of support. For example in the last module I was struggling in my assignment but I was able to put a meeting in with the lecturer for extra support.
The modules at university are well-suited and relevant to the day job and I feel like I can apply what I learn most of the time to the workplace. For example, the finance and digital technologies module allowed me to understand more about digitalization which is something I worked with every day in my marketing placement.
I am aware of some extra-curricular activities, for example we had an apprenticeship networking morning a few weeks ago where we could speak to and have coffee with some graduates and also other employees that are on same or similar schemes to myself and this was a great way to get to know others.
Nestle is a great place to work and the opportunities that are provided to you really help personal development and a step in the right direction for long-term career goals. I always feel welcomed by the different teams I've worked in and it's extremely inclusive and an overall positive workplace to be involved in.
I would say to consider all of your options and really think about what your long-term aspirations are. Research the company and understand its values and when it comes to the interview, just be yourself, authentic and honest as that's the best version of yourself that you can bring to the company.
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
Sales, Marketing & Procurement