My Masters degree at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, where I’m from, sent me to Nestlé website to understand what opportunities they had. That was almost four years ago now, and so applied for the Science Graduate Scheme as part of the KitKat team. I’ve now finished the scheme and have moved into the role of Associate Specialist.
So far, I’ve been involved in the product development of the recently launched KitKat Senses, which allowed me to travel to the Sofia factory to attend the very first production of the product. Definitely one of my best experiences was seeing the first products of a project I’d been working on for a long time, hitting the shelves.
Also, the project management side of the role has allowed me to work with many different functions and stakeholders across all sites and levels of the business. So yes, the role ensures a versatile working environment and I get to work with people of many different nationalities.
It’s a great company to work for. Due to its size, the impact I can have here is significant. And I really like the company’s values and feel happy contributing to them as part of my job. I was pleasantly surprised when I joined the business just how much they were embedded in the culture and daily reality.