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Apprentices bring fresh thinking, high energy, passion and enthusiasm

Monday 01 February 2021

Sheffield Hallam University and Nestle have worked in partnership with other professional bodies for a number of years to create bespoke degree apprenticeships tailored to their business needs. Here's what Nestle said about the impact of apprentices:  

“Our degree apprentices at Nestle work in various departments across the organisation including engineering, supply chain, digital marketing, food packaging and research and development. 

We recruit new apprentices looking to start their career as well as upskilling our existing staff. Degree apprenticeships provide new entrants with the opportunity to build their career whilst learning and being paid at the same time. Their fresh thinking, high energy, passion and enthusiasm help to propel us forward. Most importantly, they bring the perspective of a new generation of consumers which is invaluable to our future thinking on products and processes.


For existing employees, degree apprenticeships allow them to build on the knowledge they have learnt in their work environment to further develop their careers. The opportunity to acquire new knowledge and embed new skills through application enables them to become fully competent in their discipline, adding value to the organisation. Both groups bring their curiosity and can-do mindset, which means anything and everything is possible.


The challenge with traditional pathways is that whilst the individual has the knowledge to apply for a position, they lack the practical experience. In contrast, apprenticeships allow individuals to learn directly on the job through a combination of traditional study, coaching and applied activity so at the end of the programme they are fully up to speed.


I would wholeheartedly recommend other businesses to take on apprentices. Whilst an apprentice requires an investment in time to recruit, train and develop, they help create new talent, fit for today and the future.”


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If you think degree apprenticeships can help shape the future of your business, get in touch

If you responded to our recent alumni survey and expressed an interest in apprenticeships, we will be in touch with you in the coming weeks.

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