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Associate Confectioner - 12 months Student Placement

Job description

We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Confectioner to join the Nestlé Production Technology Centre in York for an exhilarating 12-month student placement. This incredible opportunity is perfect for individuals eager to immerse themselves in the world of confectionery and gain invaluable hands-on experience with the development of chocolate innovation.

As a member of our team, you will play a crucial role in driving strategic projects focused on the development and enhancement of both new and existing confectionery products. Collaborating closely with a diverse and talented project team, you will have the chance to work in our state-of-the-art experiential kitchen and pilot plant, all while adhering to commercial requirements.

Join us on this thrilling journey as we push the boundaries of confectionery excellence and create delectable treats that will delight consumers worldwide.

A day in the life of a Confectioner

The successful candidate will be exposed to a variety of opportunities to help gain first-hand experience of working with our confectionery products. From mastering the art of handcrafting delectable confectionery products to sharing innovative ideas and discoveries, this role offers a thrilling blend of creativity and practicality.

You will:

  • Unleash your creativity and develop confectionery products that align with our business's strategic vision, ensuring timely delivery and presentation to the wider organization.
  • Immerse yourself in the art of precision, creating samples according to the specifications communicated by the Product Technology Centre (PTC) Project Manager. Your keen attention to detail will be reflected in the clear and comprehensive written records of recipes and processes that you maintain.
  • Gain understanding with working with suppliers for confectionery ingredients.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to excellence by ensuring that all documentation, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and trial data sheets, is meticulously updated and utilized effectively.
  • Carry out all the duties in compliance with the PTC safety & hygiene requirements of the kitchen and make sure you’re up to date with knowledge in QA, safety & hygiene requirements.
  • Embrace the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices

What you need to know

What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, holidays plus bank holidays, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.

What we are looking for

  • You will have a natural interest in recipes, ingredients and chocolate.
  • You’ll need excellent organisation skills, a strong work ethic and a talent for multi-tasking.
  • You will be a current student, working towards a qualification in confectionery/patisserie.
  • Experience of working in patisserie/bakery would be advantageous.
  • IT skills - with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


Contract, dates and working times
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How to apply

We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect. When we embrace diversity and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. People of all gender identities, ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. If there is anything we can do to accommodate you to participate fully in the application process, please let us know. We take pride in championing inclusion and diversity, our people make up a number of Colleague Networks who represent different experiences and communities who hold us accountable in creating a sense of belonging for all, and our values create the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution you bring. Find out more about our Colleague Networks here: Diversity, equity and inclusion | Nestlé (

We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process. Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 May 2024

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Closing date:  31 May 2024

Expires11 days

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