Recruitment Coordinator, Nestlé UK & Ireland

Lydia Cebreiro, Modern Apprentice, Business Administration

"Lydia is somewhat of a pioneer for Nestlé as she is the first Commercial Apprentice Nestlé has taken on."

Lydia joined Nestlé UK & Ireland in 2011 on its two year HR Apprenticeship programme as a recruitment coordinator. Her role is to support Nestlé Recruitment specialist in coordinating interviews and selection events, while taking responsibility for candidate engagement and ensuring their recruitment experience runs smoothly.

Lydia CebreiroThis can be anything from calling candidates to confirm timings and check if they require further information, to creating schedules and organising logistics for the day.

Lydia also supports the Graduate Recruitment team which is an intense programme where she takes responsibility for coordinating assessment centre days, participating in Question and Answer sessions for students and organising the many logistical requirements of visiting graduate fairs.

Due to Lydia's progress in the role and impressive ability to handle a range of tasks she has also taken on responsibility for supporting the Training and Learning team. Lydia helps to manage the day to day relationship with training facilitators in addition to sourcing materials required for training, scheduling training programmes and dealing with any issues that arise during courses.

Lydia is studying for an NVQ in Business and Administration at Croydon College and has received Merits and Distinctions for her modules so far. Lydia is somewhat of a pioneer for Nestlé as she is the first commercial apprentice Nestlé has taken on. Based on the results Lydia has delivered in her role and her successful transition in to the business, the company has been able to realise the value apprentices can bring to all areas of the business and the future potential to be gained by expanding Nestlé's commercial Apprenticeship Programme.

Lydia Cebreiro:

"I love being able to interact with different people every day and having responsibility for real business tasks."

Lydia CebreiroI joined Nestlé UK & Ireland in 2011 on its HR Apprenticeship Programme as a Recruitment Coordinator. Before this I attended Sixth Form College but after six months of being there I realised that it wasn't the right route for me.

The Nestlé Apprenticeship Programme provided me with an incredible opportunity to learn while I earned and to gain experience by working for the World's largest food manufacturer.

My role is seen as the ambassador of the recruitment team at Nestlé as I am the first point of contact when colleagues from around the business need information or support in recruitment. I love being able to interact with different people every day and having responsibility for real business tasks. I have learnt to use my initiative to solve problems and make decisions which is something I think is only possible through hands on experience.

I spend four days a week in the office and one day at the local college in Croydon studying for my NVQ Level 3. As I develop my understanding of the processes used in recruitment and roles available in HR I can see an exciting career path through this profession, which I now feel confident and capable to work in.

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