Nestlé has a long tradition of recruiting young people directly from schools or universities. In 2013 youth unemployment in Europe was at a critical level, and we felt we could do even more to help address it. Focusing on creating first job experiences, we launched the Nestlé needs YOUth initiative.
Nestlé is seeking to help more young people out of school and into work. This includes apprenticeships - a key success factor in bridging the gap between school and the workplace.
Nestlé will offer 15,000 apprenticeships and traineeships as part of an overall commitment to offer 35,000 work opportunities for young people in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa by 2020.
The commitment by Nestlé today is part of its global youth initiative to help young people across the world develop skills and become more employable. The company has already offered 32,000 opportunities in Europe, exceeding its initial target of 20,000 in the region.
Alliance for YOUth
In order to create an even bigger societal impact, Nestlé founded the Alliance for YOUth in 2014 with more than 200 companies participating.
The 'Alliance for YOUth' is the first pan-European business-driven movement pledging to help young people be better prepared to enter the professional world, and improve their chances in a challenging job market. The Alliance will offer 230,000 new work opportunities for young Europeans between 2017 and 2020. It has already provided training and jobs for 115,000 young Europeans since 2014. Learn more about the Alliance for YOUth.
Spanning the globe
Nestlé has launched a global youth initiative that widens the reach of the successful programme in Europe. The Nestlé Global Youth Initiative aims to develop young talent for the company and help tackle the global youth unemployment crisis.
Nestlé Mexico is the first market outside of Europe to implement the expanded job initiative.
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