Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)
We’re Nestlé. The largest food and drink manufacturer in the world. We put delicious ingredients into our 2,000 products and out come world-beating brands like KitKat and Nespresso. Well, the same goes for our Early Careers programmers. We blend individuals from all walks of life, with a whole range of experience and they work together as a team – really, really hard – and out come amazing results. That’s how we became a world leading business. And that’s how we attract the most curious minds to our team. Because they know, that at Nestlé, they’ll be given loads of support, so they can be the best they can be!
What can you expect?
You’ll learn all about getting our products into stores and making sure they perform commercially. That’s the crux of it. Of course, us being the world’s largest food and drink manufacturer, that’s a lot of products. And a huge number of customers, both at retail and consumer level.
It’s big stuff. And it needs a behind-the-scenes operation to match. Supply Chain. Sales. Marketing. Category Sales Development. They all play their part, working together to take our famous products, like KitKat, Nescafé, Buxton Water and Felix, from factory line to supermarket shelves. No mean feat! As a CMDA Apprentice, you’ll spend time in all four of these departments. Across a number of placements, you’ll work your way through each area to gain an end-to-end understanding of the whole process. And you’ll get to put your learning into practice working on real-life projects under the guidance of seasoned experts. In your final year you’ll specialise in your preferred area and work towards your BA Professional Practice in Management. You’ll get to experience a bit of student life and all accommodation and travel is paid by us, not to mention the food allowance.
At the end of the three-year programme, you’ll come out with a degree that didn’t cost you a penny and skills and experience gained at one of the world’s best-known companies to boot! As though that isn’t reason enough to apply, you’ll also have the option to choose to work in the department you most enjoyed. What’s not to like?
Who are we looking for?
This being a fast-paced real-world environment, you’ll need plenty of get-up-and-go and to get stuck in straight away on whatever task is in hand that day. Learning in multiple areas on-the-fly, it’ll be like three years in a mental gymnasium – it’ll take plenty of stamina as you apply yourself to different tasks. It’s hard work but you’ll be so engrossed, you’ll barely notice.
We could reel off a list of arbitrary qualities that you must possess to succeed on the programme. The truth is, in an operation so large and diverse, there’s room for all kinds of talent from all backgrounds. You might be a problem solver, a negotiator, a brand manager or a marketing wunderkind – it’s about going in with your eyes open and knowing when you’ve found your particular niche in the whole process. It’s an exciting journey and, by the end, you’ll really know where you’re going.
Applicants who hold undergraduate Business Management degrees are, unfortunately, ineligible to apply. We will be looking for 5 GCSEs (actual or predicted) at grades 9-4 (or A*-C if received in 2017 or previous), which must include English Language and Maths, plus a minimum of 104 UCAS points (or 260 points from 2017 or previous).
Please note that you can only make one application per annual recruitment intake, so do take time to consider what’s going to suit you best. You must have the right to work in the UK.
We’re committed to improving people’s lives in everything we do. And that includes our employees. We want you to love your job and to feel rewarded for the contribution you make, so you can expect a competitive salary, plus all sorts of benefits. These include an Annual Bonus (as long as you meet certain criteria); Shift Allowance (where applicable); Membership of the Nestlé UK or Nestlé Ireland Pension Fund; access to our Flexible Reward Scheme - where you can take advantage of the benefits that best suit you. And, if you work in our York or Gatwick Head Offices, you can even bring your four legged friend to work! Pretty good eh?
Salary: £18,200 pro rata + Excellent benefits
We’re Nestlé. The largest food and drink manufacturer in the world. Sounds impressive? Well when you take an even closer look, it’ll blow you away! Starting life more than 150 years ago when Henri Nestlé created his first cereal, we now have more than 2,000 products that we sell in 189 countries. We’re talking the likes of KitKat, Nescafé and Felix – brands so well known and loved, they’ve become a major feature in everyday life!
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