Nestle promises to employ 1,900 young people

Nestle has launched a project to employ 1,900 young people. The positions at the food company, ranging from management to working on the shop floor, will primarily be based at the company's sites in Newcastle and York.

Nestle: We need young workers

Nestle UK Chief Executive Fiona Kendrick has said: "There's no question that both Nestle and indeed the food and drink industry has an ageing workforce. So it is important that we start to bring the new young generation in."

Her comments come as the company announced plans to create 1,600 jobs in the UK, with young people in Newcastle and York thought to benefit.

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York City Council welcomes Nestle announcement

I am keen to see as many of the positions as possible come to York. As one of York’s biggest employers, Nestlé has also played an important part in this city’s history.

We are hopeful that this announcement today marks a significant jobs boost, which will provide new career opportunities for young people in the city as a key part of York’s growing future”.

– Cllr James Alexander, Leader, City of York Council

Nestle: "we value young people'

Sadly, young people are stuck in a catch-22 situation - they can't get a job without experience, but can't get experience without a job.

As employers we value young people with experience, so we have to provide them with enough opportunities to gain it.

– Fiona Kendrick, Chief executive, Nestle UK