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Author:Nestle S.A.
Country:European Union
Start Year:2013
Contact:Alfredo Silva, Vice-President and Head of Human Resources, Nestlé Zone Europe
Types of organisation:Companies and business organisations

On 15 November 2016, Nestlé pledged to further strengthen its commitment to the employability of young people in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Focusing on creating first job experiences, Nestlé is seeking to help more young people out of school and into work. This includes apprenticeships as a key success factor to bridge the gap between school and the workplace.

Nestlé will offer 15,000 apprenticeships and traineeships as part of an overall commitment to offer 35,000 work opportunities for young people in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa by 2020. For Europe specifically, Nestlé will hire and train 28.000 youngsters by 2020.

In order to create an even bigger societal impact, Nestlé founded the “Alliance for YOUth” in 2014 with more than 200 companies participating. The Alliance also announced that it will offer 230,000 new work opportunities for young Europeans between 2017 and 2020. It has already provided training and jobs for 115,000 young Europeans since 2014.

The pledge made by Nestlé is part of its Global Youth Initiative to help young people across the world to develop skills and become more employable. The company has already offered 32,000 opportunities in Europe, exceeding its initial target of 20,000 in the region.

Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Partners:Stakeholders: education providers (schools and Universities), European/national/regional authorities and agencies, trade unions, business organisation and youth associations in the proximity of Nestlé facilities.

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