Nestlé UK and Ireland: Careers case study
Jess Anderson studied a degree in Food and Nutrition and subsequently went on two industrial placements where she found her niche in food quality management.
Jess Anderson, Quality Assurance Graduate
It was my passion for food that really
drove my career in food and drink
I began working at Nestlé as part of their
Quality Assurance Graduate Scheme at the
company's confectionery production site at
Fawdon where they make Rolos, Drifters and
I now work at Fawdon as a Shell Moulding
Conformance Manager. My role is mostly
technical and definitely exciting. I manage
and drive improvement through quality
standards and controls within the chocolate
departments in the factory.
Working in such a fast-paced environment
helps you develop the skills to work
effectively, meet deadlines and adopt a
Since starting my career at Nestlé, I have had
amazing opportunities to network at all levels
of the business, from graduate functions to
events at Westminster Palace with members
of the UK board of directors. This has really
driven me to succeed in my current role.
I would advise anyone to consider a career
in food and drink manufacturing's industrial
placement scheme, so they can learn about
the different areas of business and find out
what they really enjoy doing. Placements give
you fantastic experience and the depth of
knowledge required to work in this delicious
and fast-moving global industry.
Did you know?
An incredible 17.6 billion KitKat
fingers are eaten across the
world every year - that's over
550 KitKats a second!
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Last reviewed: 03 Mar 2015