graduate scheme

Marketing Graduate - York

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

You could find yourself in one of four divisions at Nestlé in 2021. Start as an Assistant Brand Manager at Nestlé Confectionery in York and you’ll learn in a real-world environment, where you’ll get to work with the likes of KitKat, Milkybar and Smarties – real experience with serious brands. If Business to Business (B2B) marketing is your thing, you’ll want to train as a Marketing Exec at Nestlé Professional at our Gatwick site. Also at Gatwick, you can join Purina – the producers of many pets’ favourite foods, like Felix and Bakers, or our Beverage division, working with the likes of Nescafé. And then there’s Nestlé Cereal Partners UK (CPUK), the long-standing partnership between Nestlé and General Mills dedicated solely to breakfast cereals. CPUK is based in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, and here you can train as a Assistant Brand Manager, working with many of the world’s much-loved cereal brands, from Shreddies and Cheerios to Golden Grahams.

Whichever route you take, you’ll come away with a nuanced understanding of contemporary, consumer-centric marketing all based on the same fundamental principle – that marketing is communication, insight and innovation. It’s about identifying your audience, so you can keep them at the heart of all decision making. And learning how to give our brands the edge over our competitors. It’s also a chance to make big decisions that will affect every consumer touch point – from the product and packaging they see on the shelves, to the social media post on their phone.

But as much as your placement is about learning, it isn’t a drill – it’s very much for real. So if you’re looking for a marketing placement that puts you where the action is, you’ve found it. You’ll get to put your training into serious practice as you work alongside experts on live projects, liaise with different departments and create the strategies for incredible brands. There’s no lack of responsibility here – you’ll take the lead in a range of areas as you learn about everything from digital and shopper marketing to budget management. And you’ll come out with all the skills you need to build a career as prestigious and rewarding as the one you know you deserve.

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.


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); Membership of the Cereal Partners Pension Plan; access to our Flexible Reward Scheme - where you can take advantage of the benefits that best suit you. Pretty good eh?

What we are looking for

Problem-solvers with commercial instincts are the ones who do well here. Well, no two days are alike. It takes the kind of person who enjoys a creative, fluid environment, but still has a head for concrete realities. Oh and, almost goes without saying, your communications skills are going to be dazzling.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start shaping the future of some of the world’s best-known brands.

Accepted degree subjects

  • accounting and finance
  • mathematics
  • economics

Additional job details

£30,000 pro rata

plus excellent benefits

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29 September 2021

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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