• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • On my day to day, I regularly attend DOR meetings in regards to how the area which I am working in has ran over the night. It often then can provoke actions to cover for the day if there was any issues with what happened overnight. I also work closely with this team to problem solve and work with the teams I work with


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Since my time of beginning at nestle Dalston, I have highly progressed my problem solving skills. This is useful in all aspects of my work as I am able to determine root cause in many issue from both day to day at work and at home. At Uni, I have also learned good aspects of the quality side of work within my role


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • With regards to the programme, I am enjoying it to an extent as It is a different style of working for which I haven't tried before. I have a supportive team around me and it has met the majority of my expectations when I came to join my role here. I feel supported within my position and have a good connection with others on my course


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • In regards to structure with my beginning to my role, my induction at the time was a lot to take in. This was due to it being a completely new process for me and I didn't understand much during my induction, however the process at nestle dalston has now been revised and it is a different format. I think in terms of structure however, my start to this business could have been better


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • From my manager, I recieve good support when I am stuck/ require help with certain topics. I find it at times difficult to get in contact with my manager due to not having mobile contact with them, similar to when I require support from others within the business. I have had good support and attitudes from others when within nestle dalston as I am willing to help support them given the fact I am still in a fashion new to the business


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • From my university support, I receive good support from my line manager and other individuals around me to help develop my skills for my own qualifications. I often have a good connection with my university contacts and they are responsive to any questions I have and the work I submit for them. I regularly get good, constructive feedback on the work that I do


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • With what I am currently learning on my apprenticeship, I constantly use my skills from what I learn within my day-to-day role. I regularly put the theory from what I learn when I am away, similarly to what I am doing as of current, in regards to looking at work in regards to HACCP prior to my university week


  • 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.)
  • So far at Nestle Dalston, I have not been exposed too much to this side due to COVID. The online system of Workplace, which is an internal networking site for Nestle Dalston, allows people all over the globe to connect virtually and display information of what is to come within coming weeks. Often these can be webinars, online lessons or learning about other things going on at different factories


  • 9a. Would you recommend Nestle to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • Nestle is a great business to get established in. In regards to the way of the apprenticeship, Nestle Dalston looks after their people and helps you on your way of development. They will regularly push you out of your comfort zone to help you develop further and it is a great way to build up your skills and knowledge, and get good qualifications whilst also being paid

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Nestle?
  • I would say to continue through the application process, even if it seems difficult. There are a lot of steps to go through to apply for the role, however the people look after you well and it is not as daunting as it seems. The interviews with people here at Nestle Dalston are always well recieved and we have a trained panel of interviewers through the process. You also get the ability to experience all kinds here and you can decide on what you really want to do, Nestle will do it's best to help tailor your development within that direction


Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)

Engineering & Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics


May 2022

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