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About NextGen Nestlé

Imagine being part of a global success story, working with iconic brands and world-class products. This could be you and your future career because we know today’s graduates are tomorrow’s force for good. If you’re ready to be challenged and want to make a difference, then join our NextGen Nestlé Graduate Program to see a world of opportunity open up before you.

On this page, you can find out more about:

• NextGen Nestlé program
Available streams
Our work culture
Interview tips 
How to apply

We are looking for Graduates who are:

Self motivated

Are you quick to learn and seize opportunities


Are you ready to find
creative solutions and new
ideas to problem solve?


Are you flexible and
excited by change?


A team player
Can you lead by example,
prioritise, simplify and work


Can you spot opportunities
and act on them?


Are you comitted to
delivering and taking
ownership of your results?

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Start your career bringing the best value to our customers and our consumers

Why do people and customers buy and how can we maximize the success of our promotions?

As you gain insights into consumers behavior and demands, you’ll help create compelling sales offer and develop integrated shopper campaigns that excites, attracts, and entertains. The 2-year rotational program is a vibrant and strategic experience that gives you a platform to start your career within Nestlé sales & marketing team.

​We have 3 streams:

1. Category - Shopper Marketing​

  • Using shopper, consumer and channel trends, deliver data-driven and actionable insights to shape the long-term strategies of our brands.

2. Corporate sales - Customer Marketing

  • Manage key customers accounts and support our nation-wide field team with the latest technology and tools to drive efficiency and sales.

3. Marketing - Consumer Needs

  • Innovate new product developments to meet the changing needs of our consumers through digital marketing, eCommerce, brand communications and more.

Start your career making sure it all ‘adds up’!

Across their 2-year rotation program, our Finance Graduates experience the breadth of Nestle’s financial activities. Starting with new product development and going all the way through to costing, ensuring that everything we do is measured and understood.​

For one of your rotations you’ll be based in a factory, where you’ll get a hands-on understanding of our manufacturing process as this relates to the costing of our products.​

As a CPA Recognised Employer Partner, your path to achieving a CPA qualification is streamlined. We provide financial support and study leave for you to complete each module.


Start your career keeping our product lines running smoothly​

If the thought of seeing our products come to life from the very beginning excites you, then the Technical & Production stream is for you. Through the 2-year rotation program you’ll be based in one or more of our factories. You’ll work across different areas including Quality, Environmental Sustainability, Engineering and Production. You will also experience managing employees as a Factory Line Manager.​

Qualifications in Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering will be highly regarded.


Supply Chain

Start your career ensuring our popular brands reach shelves across Oceania quickly and reliably

Can you help us add real value to our supply chain? Develop your analytical skills, forward thinking and planning capabilities to help us solve the challenges of getting raw ingredients at the right time and place, and products to our customers. ​

During the 2-year rotation program you’ll experience physical logistics, customer service, demand and supply planning and procurement, and work in both office and DC locations. You’ll work on exciting projects with colleagues and customers alike to tackle daily challenges and deliver best practice. ​


Start your career by driving and enabling the achievement of business goals and objectives!

The 2 year program will include 3 rotations where you’ll be exposed to all the day-to-day value added by our information systems teams: business partnering, training & knowledge transfer, change management and project work. You’ll learn skills in problem-solving, communication and team work, data analysis & integration and leadership.

Qualifications in Business, Information Systems, and Data & Analytics will be highly regarded.

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People are at the heart of our business

We are Nestlé, the Good Food, Good Life company

Why join us at Nestlé?

Our purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone – this is why we exist, and what inspires us to make a positive contribution to society – for individuals and families, communities and our planet.​

Our diversity brings fresh, innovative thinking to how we approach new and existing challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from inspiring leaders and colleagues, collaborate across local and global teams, and experience the many different areas of our business operations​

Our brands. It’s a thrill to walk through a supermarket or shop online and see our iconic brands and products in almost every aisle and category. Nestlé has an unrivalled portfolio of international and local brands like NESCAFÉ, KITKAT, MAGGI, UNCLE TOBYS, NESPRESSO, PURINA, SUSTAGEN and MILO.​

Be a leader.​

Our NextGen Nestlé program is looking for future leaders across key areas of our business. We’re looking to discover graduates with leadership potential and commercial acumen. Graduates who are driven for results, innovative and adaptable will succeed in our highly engaged teams.

Learn more about Life at Nestlé! 

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Ready to start your career with us?

We're looking to discover truly motivated graduates who seize opportunities and think differently – is this you? When you're ready to apply, you'll need to have all the items in the checklist below available so you can prepare and submit your online application.


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