Nestle
graduate scheme

Sales Graduate

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

You’re ready. You’ve got the qualifications and the drive. Now you just have to choose the right employer. All these companies telling you they’re ‘developing Sales leaders of the future.’ How do you pick one that really means it? After all, they’re all going to want your passion for delighting customers and different way of looking at the world. They’ll all be blown away by your ability to build relationships and spot opportunities.

Your family and friends say, ‘you’ll know the right company when you find it.’ But those companies are all saying roughly the same thing, aren’t they? Accelerated development, breadth of experience and the chance to get to know the business front-to-back. So how will you know?

We’re not going to tell you that we promise anything dramatically different here at Nestlé. But we tell you this: we are the world’s largest food and drink manufacturer. No one else is saying that, are they? It means you’ll be working with some of the nation’s favourite brands – KitKat, Nescafé, Felix, San Pellegrino… You’ve heard of them, right? Right!

And, whilst we will definitely say that thing about giving you the chance to spend time with senior leaders so you can learn what good looks like in terms of commercial skills, we’ll also say this: we want to learn from you, too! You are the future, so let’s see what you’ve got.

There are three different areas of our business you could have placements in during this two-year course. One route would be to spend time in field sales and ecommerce before moving into customer business management and account management in your final year. Or, you could do your placement with our pet care brand, Purina, and you’ll work as a National Account Executive learning all about account management as you go. Or you might prefer to go with Nestlé Professional where you’ll be working with different kinds of customers in hospitality, education and leisure. Three career paths each offering unique opportunities in diverse markets. But each with the Nestlé seal.

Obviously, there’ll be plenty of support. We’re not just throwing you in at the deep end. We want you to succeed. So we’ll give you a mentor, time to bond with the other new starters on your cohort and plenty of classroom based training to get you up to speed.

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.

Benefits

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?

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.

What we are looking for

Problem solvers. Agile learners. Thinkers. Doers. Decision makers. People who get a kick out of negotiating great deals and love to see things through, whether in the office or out and about meeting your customers (you’ll need a full, valid Driving Licence). But most of all we want people who will show us their individual talent for relationship building. And if you’ve got previous sales experience gained in any environment, even better!

Don’t worry about having the ‘right’ degree. It takes people from all backgrounds working together to do what we do. More diversity means more perspectives, better analysis and better business relationships. We think this all adds up to what we hope is everything you’ve been looking for. If you can find a better start to a sales career than that, well… congrats. Because we think Nestlé is just about one of the best places a person starting out in their career can find. We hope you do too.

Accepted degree subjects

  • accounting and finance
  • mathematics
  • economics

Additional job details

Location
West Sussex
York
 · West Sussex (Gatwick)
Salary
£30,000 pro rata

plus excellent benefits

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Full-time

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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