For the final workshop of the new Degree Apprenticeship programme, we were delighted to welcome Jack, Joe and Jordan from Nestlé head office in Gatwick.

All three are current apprentices on the Chartered Management degree programme. For Jack and Joe we were the first school they had visited although Jordan was on his third school visit! It was inspiring, for the twenty students in attendance, to hear first-hand about the scheme and how preparation is key to making a credible application for these very competitive schemes. In any one year, Nestlé offer just ten places at Gatwick and four at their York office so it is vital to understand how important your application and ability to shine at interview is in securing an offer.

This workshop, looking at the interview stages of application, covered all the stages involved – from researching the company, thinking about your strengths and how you can make the activities you are involved in demonstrate these strengths, as well as preparing questions to ask your interviewer. Jack, Joe and Jordan took us through their journeys too.

To finish off the session, the students were asked to come up with a very simple launch campaign to market Nestlé’s new vegetarian and vegan instant latte sachets, which started some amusing, healthy debate especially about the age range of vegans!

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