In line with its efforts to reduce youth unemployment across East and Southern Africa Regions (ESAR), Nestlé will be offering three months of virtual and site-based internships for 100 young African graduates under the Nesternship Program.
The program offers its participants hands-on exposure, high-tech-enabled learning, and international skills transfer as they will be mentored by leading global experts. Aimed to help young African graduates update, upgrade, and upskill, Nestlé will provide training in the following fields:
- Human Resources
- Food Sciences
- Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs
“Unemployment is a global challenge and our region is no exception. The most impacted are the young people. According to the International Labor Organization research, there has been a 23% decline in working hours for employed youth, 31,1% of young women, and 13,9% of young men are in neither education, employment nor training. Furthermore, 1 in 6 youth have stopped working since the coronavirus outbreak,” stated Desiree Zikalala, Head of Learning and Organisational Design at Nestlé ESAR.
As emphasized by Zikalala, bridging the gap between a required skill, job output, as well as collaborative efforts by different role-players, is crucial in mitigating unemployment. Annual Nestlé internships have paved several opportunities over the years.
Nesternship Program Eligibility
In order to qualify for the Nesternship Program, applicants must be:
- Full-time Degree students
- Possess a minimum of 3.2 Cumulative Grade Point Average
- Actively involved in extra co-curricular activities within their university
- A great team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Driven and have a strong desire to set an excellent foundation for future career success
To apply for a Nestlé internship, you must visit their official webpage and play the game before getting further application information. Please note that priority will be given to students in their penultimate year of studies.
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