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Nutrition Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Nutrition is at the heart of everything we do! Health is a major priority for the Government, our customers and consumers and we are committed to supporting efforts to balance diets and promote responsible consumption.

This 12-month Nutrition Placement gives you the chance to take responsibility from day one and bring real nutritional expertise to our business. You’ll be involved in many areas of the business, from engaging with our product and packaging teams, to approving artwork and communications. You will be working across many of our categories including Food and Dairy, Beverages, Confectionery and Nestlé Professional, with a small team of Dietitians and Nutritionists.

It will be down to you to approve labelling for nutritional content and undertake market research and product surveys to see how Nestlé performs. When recipes are being developed, you’ll be the one to analyse them for nutritional content. Plus, if there’s a newsletter to be written for our Employee Wellness Programme, you’ll be the one to write it.

It’s about assessing products against internal and external nutrient targets, developing comms that give valuable information on nutrition and delivering essential training for colleagues throughout the business. It’s also about examining the external environment and then assessing the impact of new policies to the business.

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.


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 2020 today.

What we are looking for

This is a serious opportunity for second-year undergrads, studying an Association for Nutrition Accredited Degree Programme, to get a placement with one of the world’s biggest companies. You will be based near Gatwick and will have the kind of initiative that will throw you into teamwork and have the confidence to make important decisions on your own. Acutely aware of current health and nutrition issues in the UK and Ireland, you’ll have what it takes to communicate those in your daily work as well as dedication, motivation and a brilliant way of putting yourself across.

You’ll already have done great things in your first two years at uni; meeting deadlines, prioritising tasks and showing a genuine passion for what you do. A business networker, agile learner and resilient performer, you’ll be the kind of person who takes pride even, and especially, in the smallest details. Nutrition is a huge issue as well as an opportunity and you know it. So looking after the well-being of our people, products and consumers is your number one priority – achieved through incredible teamwork, thoughtful resolutions and impactful communication.


In order to be eligible for this placement you will need to be studying towards an Association for Nutrition Course (AfN) Accredited Degree Programme and wanting to undertake an industrial placement. To see if your course and university are eligible please click here

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

West Sussex
 · West Sussex (Gatwick)
£18,200 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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