Through the Nestlé needs YOUth initiative, which was created in 2013, we help equip younger generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace of today and tomorrow.
Offered more than 43,000 apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities worldwide.
Provided 100,000 job opportunities annually for young people under 30 years of age.
Organized training sessions for more than one million young people around the world.
Additionally, in 2020 alone, more than one million young people attended our work readiness training events in person or online, and over 3,088 entrepreneurs benefited from advanced mentoring.
Now more than ever, young entrepreneurs need all the support they can get. Their innovation and creativity can have the power to change the world for the better. To help them make this change, Nestlé identifies and nurtures business talent in young people and helps them to kickstart and grow their business.
Supported social entrepreneurs with over CHF 2.5 million funding
Provided basic training and advanced mentoring to over 100 entrepreneurs
Engaged over 100 employees to provide support for young entrepreneurs
Created collaboration projects between entrepreneurs and Nestlé brands or markets
Farmers are at the heart of the food system and its future. That’s why Nestlé inspires, trains and enables young farmers to develop necessary knowledge and skills, and nurtures their entrepreneurial spirit to sustainably manage their farms.
Nestlé and the Alliance for YOUth, launched in 2014 to bring together entities to support youth career development, will be creating 300,000 new opportunities for young people across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa by 2025.
Young people interested in exploring opportunities offered by Nestlé and applying for jobs can visit our below pages.
Founded in 2012 in Saudi Arabia with a mission to help bridge the skills gap between academic curriculum and corporate expectations, the Nestlé Center of Excellence offers training programs in the Middle East and North Africa in Nutrition, Business, and Sales. It has so far trained nearly 250 people and hired 68, with the latest graduate batch emerging in October 2021.
We, at Nestlé, have scaled up online training and launched the Nesternship initiative, which offers a digital internship program that helps young people in many countries gain professional experience remotely. The Program provides innovative means to select and train talented young people on the increasingly important areas of digitization and environmental sustainability.
Since 2010, the Nestlé Creating Shared Value (CSV) Prize has aimed to identify system-changing initiatives for some of today’s most critical environmental and social issues around the world. Through the CSV Prize, we promote and support changemakers who are creating scalable, locally relevant solutions.
Recognizing the transformative power of the pet-human bond, the Purina BetterwithPets Prize rewards inspiring social innovations that reimagine the role of pets in society.
PawPots – a Lebanon-based subscription service provider of fresh, gently-cooked meals for dogs and cats – is one of six winners of Purina’s UNLEASHED 2021 Accelerator Lab Program, shining among 300 applicants from 50 countries for a prize of around $55,000 to upscale its business.
Nestlé’s global R+D Accelerator network consists of 12 sites in eight different countries, with each located at a Nestlé R&D site and focusing on a specific product category or region.