Who is the apprentice?
Callum Steele joined the Nestlé team in 2021, working through an apprenticeship towards a Level 3 Technical Operator. He is in the final year of his course and is looking ahead to a long and successful career with Nestlé.
What is the best part of your apprenticeship?
My time as an apprentice has had a massive impact on me in so many positive ways. I think a large part of that has been my involvement in team management. That ability to get involved and know that my voice is heard when it comes to decision-making has been incredibly rewarding.
I feel like my own personal confidence has grown and I’ve been able to bring that to the rest of my role, suddenly progressing from education to real work where my decisions make a tangible impact across the day-to-day. I feel like people respect me.
More recently in the role, I was able to speak to school-age children about working at Nestlé and their school-leaving decisions. It was a moment that really resonated with me as I remember hearing about Nestlé at my own school career day talks, it felt like coming full circle and being able to make an impact on the next generation.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
I had finished my A-levels and had a gap year. During that time, I earned money working at a restaurant to pay my own way and found myself researching jobs in the area, rather than full-time education. When I saw the roles Nestlé had to offer, I jumped at the chance to get on board. Working for a business with such well-known brands, I knew there was a chance to grow my own career from the ground up.
What would you say to anyone considering an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship with Nestlé is a chance to grow your confidence and challenge yourself. It’s somewhere that you can be yourself and can let your best qualities shine through.
Wherever you start in the company, there are great opportunities for progression and the people are friendly and really want you to progress.