May 14, 2014

Nestlé UK wins innovation award for school leavers scheme

students taking notes

The Nestlé Academy Fast Start Scheme in the UK has won an award for innovation at the 2014 National Recruitment Awards.

The scheme allows school leavers to earn a debt-free BA (Hons) degree in Professional Business Practice while gaining practical experience in a global business and gaining real career prospects.

The three-year scheme combines study at Sheffield Hallam University, in the north of England, with a series of placements in Nestlé business teams, providing practical experience that supports their studies. In addition, each student has a Nestlé business mentor who can offer help and advice on a range of issues.

The Nestlé Academy Fast Start Scheme funds each student’s studies while also paying a regular salary. It is one of a number of apprenticeship schemes offered across Europe. By 2016, Nestlé aims to have helped at least 20,000 young people find employment across Europe.