Nestlé and the ‘Alliance for YOUth’ have announced today that they have offered 150,000 jobs and apprenticeships/traineeships over the last two years. The business-driven initiative is well on track to deliver on its commitments to provide 230,000 job and training opportunities by 2020 to young people across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA).
Marco Settembri, Nestlé’s CEO for Zone EMENA: “I am very happy to see that we have altogether delivered on our pledge to offer jobs and training opportunities to about 150,000 young people in the last two years. We will continue to step up efforts to strengthen business-education collaboration and invest in young people’s future.”
Recently, the Alliance has also joined forces with JA Europe, Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, to help young people gaining entrepreneurial skills. Under the impulse of Ernst & Young (EY) co-developing the programme, the ambition of this unique collaboration is to support 500 school and vocational students in obtaining the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass.
This announcement comes during the European Vocational Skills that is taking place from 5 to 9 November. As for the two previous editions, Nestlé and the ‘Alliance for YOUth’ are strongly supporting the initiative by organising more than 40 local events and activities to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships and work-based learning.