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Past Nestlé Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at Nestlé, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Nestlé hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Nov 20Dec 20Jan 21Feb 21Mar 21Apr 21May 21Jun 21Jul 21Aug 21Sep 21Oct 210369122 jobs1 job5 jobs10 jobs1 job1 job0 job0 job0 job0 job0 job0 job
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Job types

  • Internships (85%),

  • Graduate Jobs (15%),

Disciplines

  • Accounting (15%),

  • Banking and Finance (10%),

  • Engineering (5%),

  • Engineering Chemical Processing (10%),

  • Engineering Electrical (5%),

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Locations

  • South Africa (50%),

  • Free State (20%),

  • East London (15%),

  • Johannesburg (5%),

  • KwaZulu-Natal (5%),

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    Past Nestlé Graduate Jobs & Internships

    Check out some of Nestlé's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


    Nestlé

    Closed 6 months ago

    Reporting to the Factory Quality Assurance Manager the incumbent will drive the Food safety related activities in the factory, provide assistance in the implementation of Food safety requirements, carry out assessments to verify the efficiency of implementation and develop action plans.

    JOB TYPE

    Graduate Jobs

    LOCATION

    East London (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 7 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our Legal team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their career in Law.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    Our Internships have some common characteristics such as individual responsibility and autonomy. While you’ll benefit from best-in-class training, you’ll need the drive to make the most of our development programmes and on-the-job training.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    Western Cape (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East London Finance & Control team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their career in Factory Finance & Controlling.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    East London (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our Estcourt HR team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their career in Human Resources.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our Harrismith Finance & Controlling team.We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their career in Factory Finance & Controling.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    Free State (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our Harrismith HR team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their career in Human Resources.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    Free State (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    Free State (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their careers.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    Free State (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their careers.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 8 months ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their careers.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 9 months ago

    Be a force for good. Join Nestlé. The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their careers.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 9 months ago

    Be a force for good. Join Nestlé. The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their careers

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 9 months ago

    Be a force for good. Join Nestlé. The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their careers.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 9 months ago

    Be a force for good. Join Nestlé. The Nestlé Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential new talent to join our East and Southern Africa team. We are committed to providing opportunities for students who are looking to kick-start their careers

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 9 months ago

    Interns are taken through a 12-month rotational development programme that provides an introduction to the working world of Nestlé, as well as a strong foundation for further development.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed 10 months ago

    Working in East London you will be a point of contact for both Customer Care and customers on the respective sites and to advise, guide and ensure adherence to standards in matters concerning technology.

    JOB TYPE

    Graduate Jobs

    LOCATION

    East London (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed a year ago

    Covering 23 countries in East and Southern Africa, from Eritrea to South Africa, Mauritius to Namibia the Graduate programme is a great way for new graduates to kickstart their career with the number one leading FMCG company in the world with an opportunity to be based in multiple locations.

    JOB TYPE

    Graduate Jobs

    LOCATION

    Johannesburg (South Africa)

    Nestlé

    Closed a year ago

    The Nestlé Internship Programme is a highly sought after programme that sees in excess of 6000 applications per year. Interns are taken through a 12-month rotational development programme that provides an introduction to the working world of Nestlé.

    JOB TYPE

    Internships

    LOCATION

    South Africa (South Africa)

    About Nestlé

    Nestlé


    Sector: Fast Moving Consumer Good (FMCG)

    Description of company

    Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world, marketing its products in 150 countries globally. In South Africa, Nestlé has five factories nationwide, as well as two distribution centres.

    The South African region’s product offering include coffee, beverages, food, confectionary, infant nutrition, dairy and cereals. Nestlé manufactures brands which have become household names providing nutritious food and beverages to 1 billion consumers worldwide, every day.

    Nestlé prides itself on its purpose of enhancing quality of life of consumers throughout their lives. The company takes its responsibility to ensure the highest quality of food and product safety, and in so doing, has built a large stable of sustainable, brands with trust being the cornerstone to the brand.

    Number of Employees: 3000

    What do we offer our Graduates?

    The Nestlé Future Talent Graduate Development Programme welcomes graduates from all over South Africa. The programme runs over 24 months and is a rotational development programme designed to provide an introduction to the everyday working world of Nestlé together with hands-on work experience. It also provides graduates with a strong foundation for further success and development.

    Throughout the programme, graduates are given a mentor, graduate coordinator and HR Business Partner, who all help with guidance and further consolidation of the discovery that there is ‘More To Life at Nestlé’.

    Performance is assessed on a continual basis, which ensures graduates grow and develop both functionally and through business skills.

    A few of the company perks

    • Staff shop
    • Study leave
    • Study Assistance, Bursaries and Study Loan
    • Gym
    • Market related salaries
    • Annual salary reviews
    • Benefits similar to those of permanent employees 
    • Relocation Costs
    • Restaurant
    • On-Site Crèche
    • Dedicated breastfeeding Rooms
    • Safe and Covered Parking
    • Wellness programme 

    Factoids

    1. Local brands include NESCAFE, MILO, NESQUIK, MAGGI and KIT KAT, amongst others
    2. Nestlé was established in 1866 by Henri Nestle, in response to the high infant mortality rate in Switzerland at the time.
    3. Nestlé is a company driven by principles and not just profit
    4. Building and maintaining brand equity lies at the heart of the company 
    5. Employees are provided with a challenging career path and the skills to meet those challenges


    Nestlé needs YOUth

    Nestlé


    The Nestlé Graduate Development Programme is an initiative that we invest in as it is a feeder into our business talent pipeline for various functional streams. Each year Nestlé South Africa welcomes graduates from around the country to our programme. The Nestlé Graduate Development Programme is part of the Nestlé needs YOUth Global Youth Initiative, which is designed to prepare you to achieve true fulfilment by combining the intellectual, the emotional, the personal and the social. And you can enjoy the challenge of new experiences and opportunities while making a lasting impact. Excelling in this environment means sharing our sense of responsibility for the lives we influence and improve.

    You will take ownership for your future, remaining open to new perspectives and sharing our commitment to exceptional performance and to quality in everything we do. Your passion and pride will continue to make Nestlé the global leader in nutrition, health and wellness, enhancing lives all over the world.

    Graduates are taken through a 24-month rotational development programme which is designed to introduce them to the working world of Nestlé, as well as to provide them with a strong foundation for further development and success. Throughout the programme, we offer you the support of a mentor, graduate co-ordinator and human resources (HR) business partner to guide you on your Nestlé journey. Your performance will be continuously assessed to enable you to grow and develop.

    Nestlé promises to offer you a career lit with experiences and knowledge to truly make you a proud Nestlé employee.

    Naledi Makanya

    Nestlé


    Name: Naledi Makanya
    Qualification: BCom Supply Chain Management
    University: University of Pretoria
    Year of Graduation: 2016
    Job Title: Supply Chain Graduate

    “Being in the graduate programme is a great way to kick-off your career, if your aim to grow yourself within the company. Nestle is passionate about its graduates, and goes beyond expectations to create a wonderful learning experience.”

    What are your main responsibilities?

    • Practically learning the core functions of The Supply Chain department.
    • Identifying areas of improvements and initiating projects to close identified gaps. 
    • Providing assistance to all the Business Units within the organization. 
    • Running reports to ensure KPI’s are managed efficiently.

    What has been the highlight of your time at Nestlé?

    Having exposure to the factories. It opens your eyes to how much more goes into getting products from the suppliers up until it reaches the consumers. Farm to fork.

    The amount of exposure I have received in the little time I have been here, is incredible and the learning culture of Nestle is encouraging as a new addition to the family.

    Why did you choose to work at Nestlé?

    It’s no secret that Nestle is one of the biggest FMCG companies in the world. What excited me the most about working for Nestle is the numerous opportunities for growth that I would be exposed to. There are 5 factories, 2 distribution centres just in South Africa. As a supply chain student, this was music to my ears.

    What advice can you offer to final year students looking for their first job?

    Be Patient. Be patient while looking for a job. Be patient when you get into your first job. No matter how well you did in varsity, you constantly need to show your worth to your new team. Don’t be afraid to do the little tasks, because that is how in time you will earn the trust for bigger tasks. Don’t rush the experience, but rather enjoy the new journey.

    Ayabulela Mjiwu

    Nestlé


    Name: Ayabulela Mjiwu
    Qualification: BTech 
    University: Walter Sisulu University 
    Year of Graduation: 2017
    Job Title: Technical Assistant

    “Nestlé has shown me a lot. The management team has provided a platform for me to prove myself and to me that is what we need as graduates, a company that believes that you can add value.”

    What are your main responsibilities?

    I deal with maintenance:

    • Co-ordination maintenance manning
    • Co-ordinating contractor on site 
    • Line improvements 
    • Identify and close high-risk areas on the line
    • Report on daily activities on the daily review meetings
    • Complete action from daily review meetings
    • Complete project for line performance improvements

    What has been the highlight of your time at Nestlé?

    • Adding value to the company on a day to day bases 
    • Meeting the top management and present a project to them and receiving constructive feedback from them
    • Working with my team in my department and seeing the production result improvement from our input.

    Why did you choose to work at Nestlé?

    I wanted to work for the best in the FMCG industry and once I started working here, I then realised how much Nestlé cares about their customers and the effort they put in their product to meet the high standard that we know and love.

    What advice can you offer to final year students looking for their first job?

    If you want to grow in your field, be given an opportunity to stand on your own and add value, also to work in a team environment with one common goal, then  Nestlé is the right company for you to start your career.

    Working at Nestlé

    Nestlé


    Nestlé Global Youth Initiative

    As Nestlé, we want to give you the opportunity to discover your own future based on transparency and strong values, always reminding you that the key differentiation factor is to have good work - life balance. Our values as a company are our drivers to success, we believe in our actual and future employees. At Nestlé, you won’t be alone in your professional road, we want to give you the opportunity to reach your ideals with an entire team accompanying you.

    We have four pillars to support our commitment to you:

    Nestlé South Africa Performance Culture

    A high-performance culture supported by differentiated rewards and development is key to the delivery of individual and business objectives.

    This is driven by the alignment of clear and challenging responsibilities and priorities and ensuring that employees are aware of how their work impacts Nestlé. Your performance is the most important factor in determining your opportunities within Nestlé. You can take on new and bigger responsibilities by demonstrating through our performance evaluation process that you have performed strongly and consistently over a number of years.

    The Nestlé world is a world of opportunity, where you can enhance the quality of life, for yourself, for your career and for the world.

    We realise at Nestlé that our future lies not just in meeting demands through traditional business channels, but also in providing new nutritional and body enhancement products strengthened by thorough research and development.

    Ensuring equal opportunity, fair employment practices and the creation of a work force that reflects the diversity of our consumers is fundamental to our structure and hiring standards and practices.

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