Promoting youth employment and employability

Roll out our Nestlé needs YOUth initiative across all our operations



Our Commitment: Roll out the Global Youth Initiative across all our operations

Providing opportunities for young people globally

Youth unemployment is a serious global issue, affecting millions of young people and contributing to global poverty. As a major employer, we recognise that we can make a positive difference by providing employment opportunities and skills development.

We offer apprenticeships, training schemes and initiatives to equip young people with the skills required for the workplace. Through these schemes we want to play a significant role in tackling youth unemployment.

Progress against our objectives


Our objectives Our results

By 2020: Nestlé needs YOUth initiative commits to deliver:

  • 45 000 to 50 000 apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities;
  • Continued readiness for work events globally, with an increasing number of employees involved in such events;
  • Enhanced collaboration with external partners to motivate them to join and to increase impact; and
  • 20 000 to 25 000 job opportunities for people under 30 years of age every year.

30 157 job opportunities and 11 710 apprenticeships and traineeships offered to people under the age of 30.

3815 readiness-for-work events organised to help prepare young people for work, with 10 764 employees volunteering for such events.

The Alliance for YOUth continued to grow, reaching 331 partners.