Global youth initiative
Nestlé needs YOUth
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.
In Malta we have partnered with all key Learning Institutions such as University of Malta and MCAST, to offer Apprenticeships, Traineeship, Summer Jobs and Work Exposures to talented Maltese students. In the past 4 years we have given employment opportunities to more than 50 Maltese Youths and we plan to further continue our commitment to develop local and international Talents.