Position Statement

Youth employment

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Our commitment: Roll out the Global Youth Initiative across all our operations

With youth unemployment high, we are committed to working hand in hand with policymakers and the education sector to foster employability and job creation around the world. We are extending the reach of our youth initiatives globally, to recruit and develop the next generation of Nestlé leaders, and to help young people with the transition from education to work.

Our objectives

By 2016: Nestlé will offer 10 000 job opportunities and 10 000 traineeships or apprenticeships to young people below 30 years of age in Europe, to help tackle unemployment in this age group.
By 2018: Nestlé will offer 24 000 job opportunities, and 7000 apprenticeship, internship or traineeship positions across the Americas.

Our progress

Across Europe this year, we have offered permanent and temporary positions to 6049 young people and strengthened apprenticeships and traineeships.
Around 200 companies have now joined the Alliance for YOUth initiative. Started by Nestlé, it has helped more than 50 000 young Europeans to find jobs or training opportunities in its first year. Engie and Metro also joined in 2015 as pan-European partners.
We are transforming the Nestlé needs YOUth programme into a global initiative, launching it in the Americas, where Nestlé will offer 24 000 job opportunities and 7000 apprenticeship, internship or traineeships by the end of 2018. We are preparing similar action plans for Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Middle East.