Packaging Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship at Nestle

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Packaging Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship

Location: York & Tutbury

Nestlé Academy has built its reputation as a continual innovator over a history of more than a century and a half. So for an ambitious Packaging Degree Apprentice, it really is the best of both worlds. A safe, secure business with which to build a successful career but, also, the kind of employer that encourages you to try new ways of doing things.

That’s why we’re now looking for people who love exploring ideas. Does that sound like you? For example, have you been wondering whether to go to university or start a career instead? That bold, impressive ability to look critically at your choices is just what we want to see from the next generation of Nestlé innovators.

What can you expect?

As the world’s largest food manufacturer, we use a huge amount of packaging, but we are striving to make our impact on the environment as low as possible. We’re using a range of innovative materials, processes and delivery methods that will position us as a global innovator, caring about the planet and its resources. In fact, by 2025 we aim to make ALL our packaging recyclable or re-usable.

With sustainability high on the agenda, our packaging team are working hard to develop the most innovative end-to-end materials and process chain there is. Part of the process is analysing new materials and new ways of presenting and packaging our products. So, as a Degree Apprentice in packaging, there really hasn’t been a better time to come on-board, learn new skills and play your part in the wave of innovation that is central to our development.

Responsible for projects, problem solving, analysis and supplier management, you will get to learn and apply those skills in practical solutions as you help us pilot new initiatives. It’s a tremendously exciting four-year Apprenticeship, aiming to develop you into a packaging professional. You’ll become familiar with every stage in the process and contribute significantly to our future environmental commitments. Though the Apprenticeship is based in York or Tutbury, you may be given the opportunity to broaden your experience by working at another of our many factory sites.

Join us and you’ll:

  • Gain a Packaging Degree as you experience a wide variety of roles and a range of responsibilities
  • Have Nestlé’s continued support to help you further your career
  • Manage exciting new packaging projects, as you work with suppliers, tweaking packaging where required and identifying new materials
  • Work with a range of different teams including Marketing, Production, Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Develop vital technical knowledge, including the pros and cons of a range of different materials and their various production methods
  • Gain project management skills and develop a commercial mind-set, both of which are hugely transferable
  • Excel at admin and become a whizz at writing design specifications
  • Provide technical assistance to the factories on packaging, becoming prominent in piloting equipment and facilitating trials at pilot level

Who are we looking for?

We’re after individuals who just need the chance to show how they can make a difference, add value and excel. It’s a chance for you to pursue your passion for science, eye for detail and love of working as part of a team, as you demonstrate your qualities as a true innovator.

The opportunity starts in September 2019. You will need 5 GCSEs or equivalent (actual or predicted) at grades 9 - 4 (or A* - C if received in 2017 or previous), which must include English and Maths. Sciences would be advantageous. You must also hold a minimum of 104 UCAS points upon starting the programme (due to an update in the UCAS scoring system, candidates completing qualifications before 2017, will need 260 UCAS points).

If you want to really have an impact on the working world, this is the programme for you. We’re looking for ambitious people, full of great ideas on how to make work more rewarding, so that our employees are always at their best. It’ll take commitment, a commercial mind-set, and a heck of a lot of hard work. In short, it’ll take people who want to build a lasting career full of exciting challenges.

Build a career filled with innovation. Apply today.

About Nestlé

Our business thrives on the energy and ideas which new young talent brings to us and so the Nestlé Academy looks to inspire, educate and engage those thinking about or just starting out on their careers. The Nestlé Academy offers exceptional learning and development opportunities through a number of different routes, to help you build on your strengths, develop your skills and gain real experience.

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