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15th September 2015, 3:10pm
Nestlé seeks chocolate makers of the future
Nestlé seeks chocolate makers of the future In collaboration with the University of Lincoln, Nestlé UK and Ireland, creator of world famous chocolate brands such as KitKat, Yorkie and Aero, is on the hunt for chocolate makers of the future.

Working in partnership with the University’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Nestlé is encouraging creative young people to enrol on either a BSc (Hons) degree in Food Manufacture or a Higher Apprenticeship in Food Manufacture.

The leading confectionary brand is offering individuals the chance to apply for a salaried role at the company which will include a place on one of these University of Lincoln programmes, with all course fees paid by the company.  

The programmes combine flexible, part-time study with opportunities for food developers of the future to put their theory into practice working at a Nestlé confectionery site alongside a team of highly experienced chocolate makers.

Tom Banham, Head of Nestlé Academy Talent Acquisition, said: “It is great to be able to offer these new ground-breaking roles. I’m really looking forward to working with the successful applicants and helping them to build a fantastic future and career for life.”

The academic programme, which is taught at the University’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach in southern Lincolnshire, focuses on key elements of developing new products, the science behind food and the essentials of food safety and quality.

Val Braybrooks, Dean of the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln, said “The prospect of developing a career with Nestlé while gaining a Higher Apprenticeship or degree from the University will certainly appeal to young people who are seeking a rewarding science and technology based career, and who have an interest in food – particularly chocolate!’’

The National Centre for Food Manufacturing is renowned for its state-of-the-art technology, specialist facilities and industry-standard equipment which supports the multi-billion pound food industry with tailored training and degree programmes.

Nestlé is now accepting applications for enrolment in November 2015 via a dedicated websites for the BSc (Hons) in Food Manufacture and for the Higher Apprenticeship in Food Manufacture.

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