Promoting Career Opportunities

Nestle - Year 8x2A three-year partnership between Nestle and MyKindaFuture will benefit thousands of school children across the UK & Ireland, including those at Tadcaster Grammar School.
In 2013 Nestle UK and Ireland announced it would create 1,900 employment opportunities for young people by 2016, including 300 paid work experience placements and Tadcaster Grammar School’s Partnership Development Team saw this is an opportunity not to be missed.
They contacted Nestle and through workshops held at the school were able to promote the scheme to students and create awareness of the careers open to them.
This year Nestle and MyKindaFuture will engage with 1,400 young people through face-to-face workshops and offer 30 paid work experience places in both York and Gatwick.
“The aim of the partnership and attraction campaign is to provide 75 young people with meaningful work experience, engage with at least 4,000 young people in 40 schools and reach 12,000 young people online,” said a spokesperson for MyKindaFuture. “The campaign promotes the breadth of career pathways available within the Food and Drink Industry and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)-based roles and provides students with the upskilling and employability training needed to thrive in the industry.
“As part of Nestle’s pilot project – School Societies – with ourselves, two schools in York and a school in Gatwick we ran, with MyKindaFuture, a competition for all our Year 8 students,” said Amanda Crossley, Partnership Development Manager. “The students had to come up with ideas round using waste products and some were most innovative!” she exclaimed. “A number of these ideas will now be taken forward to the next round.”
Rebecca Fullam, Talent Acquisition Partner from Nestle was full of praise for the students at Tadcaster Grammar School saying: “Your students displayed much enthusiasm and innovative thinking in conceiving their business ideas, ranging from harnesses for guide dogs, water systems for underdeveloped countries, practical home solutions such as garden furniture to creative fashion lines made entirely from confectionery packaging! It was particularly pleasing to see active participation from such a large group of students and we look forward to seeing those shortlisted for the final at the York Assessment Centre in June.”