What will the apprentice be doing?
Get ready for an immersive learning experience that will show you how we package iconic products such as KitKat, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, Lion Bar, and Aero. You'll experience the end-to-end packaging process and develop your skills under the guidance of our industry experts.
We're working towards 2025 as the year we make all our packaging recyclable or reusable and reduce our use of virgin plastic by one-third. You'll learn how we're changing the way we work and you'll be invited to contribute your ideas on how we move forward—it's an exciting time to join us.
Packaging safety, compliance, forming, sealing, 3D printing, CAD drawing, and modelling—by the end of the programme, you'll have experienced it all and emerge as a fully-fledged professional ready to deliver real change in the way food is packaged.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Our Packaging Degree Apprenticeship combines four years of study at Sheffield Hallam University with practical experience here at Nestlé—you'll learn by working with real experts, experience a bit of the student life and emerge ready to progress in a meaningful career.
Working towards Packaging Degree Apprenticeship
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
You'll leave the programme having contributed to real life projects involving household brands. Some degree courses allow a placement year for this kind of work experience—you'll be doing it for four. At the biggest food and beverage manufacturer in the world. Imagine the confidence you'll take from that.
You'll also have a degree—without being saddled with any student debt, like your peers at university. Sure, you'll technically be a student for a year longer than them but, when you're learning from the best and earning a wage, that's certainly no bad thing. Plus, when you finish the course, you'll be well-established here and in a better position to develop your career than graduates just joining the company.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent various (Grade 112 UCAS points) Essential