Customer Development Graduate

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  • Salary: £30,000

In Summary

Two-Year Sales Graduate Scheme with The Nestlé Academy

Job Description

What can you expect?
You’re ready. You’ve got the qualifications and the drive. Now you just have to choose the right employer. All these companies telling you they’re ‘developing Sales leaders of the future.’ How do you pick one that really means it? After all, they’re all going to want your passion for delighting customers and different way of looking at the world. They’ll all be blown away by your ability to build relationships and spot opportunities.

Your family and friends say, ‘you’ll know the right company when you find it.’ But those companies are all saying roughly the same thing, aren’t they? Accelerated development, breadth of experience and the chance to get to know the business front-to-back. So how will you know? 

We’re not going to tell you that we promise anything dramatically different here at Nestlé. But we tell you this: we are the world’s largest food and drink manufacturer. No one else is saying that, are they? It means you’ll be working with some of the nation’s favourite brands – KitKat, Nescafé, Felix, San Pellegrino… You’ve heard of them, right? Right! 

And, whilst we will definitely say that thing about giving you the chance to spend time with senior leaders so you can learn what good looks like in terms of commercial skills, we’ll also say this: we want to learn from you, too! You are the future, so let’s see what you’ve got. 

There are three different areas of our business you could have placements in during this two-year course. One route would be to spend time in field sales and ecommerce before moving into customer business management and account management in your final year. Or you could do your placement with our pet care brand, Purina, and you’ll work as a National Account Executive learning all about account management as you go. Or you might prefer to go with Nestlé Professional where you’ll be working with different kinds of customer in hospitality, education and leisure. Three career paths each offering unique opportunities in diverse markets. But each with the Nestlé seal. 

Obviously, there’ll be plenty of support. We’re not just throwing you in at the deep end. We want you to succeed! So we’ll give you a mentor, time to bond with the other new starters on your cohort and plenty of classroom based training to get you up to speed. 

About Us

Nestlé Academy has built its reputation as a continual innovator over a history of more than a century and a half.
So for an ambitious Customer Development Graduate, it really is the best of both worlds.
A safe, secure business with which to build a successful career but, also, the kind of employer that encourages you to try new ways of doing things.

That’s why we’re now looking for people who love exploring ideas. Does that sound like you?
For example, have you been weighing up which of the world’s biggest brands could get your career off to the best start, now that you’ve graduated or will be graduating soon?
That bold, impressive ability to look critically at your choices is just what we want to see from the next generation of Nestlé innovators.

Additional Information

Who are we looking for?
Problem solvers. Agile learners. Thinkers. Doers. Decision makers. People who get a kick out of negotiating great deals and love to see things through, whether in the office or out and about meeting your customers (you’ll need a full, valid Driving Licence). But most of all we want people who will show us their individual talent for relationship building. And if you’ve got previous sales experience gained in any environment, even better! 

Don’t worry about having the ‘right’ degree. It takes people from all backgrounds working together to do what we do. More diversity means more perspectives, better analysis and better business relationships. We think this all adds up to what we hope is everything you’ve been looking for. If you can find a better start to a sales career than that, well… congrats. Because we think Nestlé is just about one of the best places a person starting out in their career can find. We hope you do too. 

Please note that you can only make one application per annual recruitment intake, so do take time to consider what’s going to suit you best. You must have the right to work in the UK.

  • Scheme Type: Graduate
  • Date Added: 28 September 2020
  • Start Date: The role starts between August and September 2021