Nestlé Graduate Development Programme (24-month internship and development programme) in South Africa

Nestlé Graduate Development Programme

Course(s) Offered: Food sciences / technology
Program Level: Training, Internships
Provider: Nestle South Africa
Country to Train in: South Africa

Programme Description
The Nestlé Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is a highly sought after programme that sees in excess of 6000 applications per year. Graduates are taken through a 24-month rotational development programme that provides an introduction to the working world of Nestlé, as well as a strong foundation for further development.

Some graduates are driven by the head, others by the heart – by a passion to make an impact on the world and shape a business. At Nestlé, you’ll have the chance to grow in both these senses – to develop professionally and personally, intellectually and emotionally.

Whether you join NestleTechnical & Production, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Communication & Public Affairs or any other function, you’ll get to the heart of one of our key business areas.

Nestlé Graduate Development Programme

Key Requirements:
  • An accredited BSc/BT Food Science/Food Tech
  • Must be Computer Literate (MS Office)
  • Over 70% academic average
  • Shows a drive to achieve ambitious performance objectives and quality standards
  • Willing to take every opportunity to learn and grow
  • South African Citizen or Permanent Residency in RSA
Behavioral Competencies:
  • Results focus
  • Know yourself
  • Proactive cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Resilience
  • Flexibility
  • Quality focus
  • Customer focus
Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa, AND
Citizens of Other Countries (with Permanent Residency status in South Africa)

Participating Institutions
Nestlé South Africa

Fields of study
Graduate level on-the-job training and development programme in Food science and Technology

Number of awards
Not specified. This programme gets in excess of 6000 applications per year

Programme duration
Successful graduate applicants are taken through a 24-month rotational development programme

Programme benefits
You will be given the opportunity to understand the core workings of the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company. And as Nestle is a diverse business with a global mindset, you’ll see how we benefit from different cultures and new local perspectives.

You’ll discover that the entry level positions have some common characteristics. Individual responsibility and autonomy are facts of life here. So while you’ll benefit from best-in-class training, you’ll need the drive to make the most of our formal development, and on-the-job training.

Method of Application
To apply, click on the applicable links below. [NB: You may need to create an account if you are not registered with Nestle Careers. If you are not registered, click "New user" and follow the instructions to create an account.]

To apply NOW to available positions, click Apply Now below:
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The applications closing date is 31 August 2015

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues.

Nestlé’s products include baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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