graduate scheme

Graduate PTC - Product Development

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

At our Nestlé Product Technology Centre in York, we create iconic confectionery products that are enjoyed all over the world. Just because we have a globally successful product such as KitKat, doesn’t mean we stop exploring groundbreaking science and innovating amazing new products. The way our products taste, smell, feel and look is all down to people like you. You’ll be working with markets all around the world as well as with our strategic business units and you’ll be supported by a team of scientific experts mentoring and coaching you.

We’ll start you out with two amazing years on a specific project with an opportunity to influence the confectionery business. That’s six months in our core Science team working at the front end of innovation, then moving into our product groups with nine months in KitKat and nine months in Chocolate Innovation. You’ll be working with some real household name brands and you’ll have the chance to experience product development, science & technology, project management and innovation roles, all whilst developing your personal leadership.

You’ll also be leading projects under the guidance of the best in our business working on innovation that will come to define our future products. Think Design and Innovation. Think top-level support as you work with experts with years of experience and knowledge, including those in the pilot plant and professional confectioners. And when that’s done, you’ll pair your learning with external insight to give detailed feedback to key stakeholders. It’s about putting your learning into practice and linking with our commercial teams to get a real understanding of our business from bean all the way to bar.


We’re committed to improving people’s lives in everything we do. And that includes our employees. We want you to love your job and to feel rewarded for the contribution you make, so you can expect a competitive salary, plus all sorts of benefits. These include an Annual Bonus (as long as you meet certain criteria); Shift Allowance (where applicable); Membership of the Nestlé UK or Nestlé Ireland Pension Fund; access to our Flexible Reward Scheme - where you can take advantage of the benefits that best suit you. And, if you work in our York or Gatwick Head Offices, you can even bring your four legged friend to work! Pretty good eh?

Find out what it takes and apply for 2021 today.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for problem solvers and innovators. People who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. People who can take an experimental approach to help us develop the best, most creative products. Nestlé Scientists lead major projects that push the frontiers of our understanding. So a bold and creative approach is what it’s all about, plus you’ll need a degree or higher in either Chemistry or Food Science.

If you’re naturally supportive, awe-inspiring and always working together as a team, you can get ready for a world of learning with unbridled access to experts. Get ready to move forward fast as you drive innovation and results. Because, within just two short years, your agile learning abilities will turn you into a fully-fledged Nestlé Scientist with a career in PTC that could take you anywhere in our organisation.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


plus excellent benefits

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Please note that you can only make one application per annual recruitment intake, so do take time to consider what’s going to suit you best. You must have the right to work in the UK.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 21 January 2022

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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