Mondelez International set to recruit 55 apprentices for its UK business

Global confectionery group Mondelēz International is hiring 55 new apprentices for 2019 within the UK, across its full range of operations.

The UK arm of the company, which is home to Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green and Black’s and Oreo, is hiring trainee roles as scientists, engineers and to supply chain specialists across its British sites at Bournville, Sheffield and Reading.

Eleanor Roberts, customer collaboration specialist meals, customer service and logistics Northern Europe, offered tips for those considering an apprenticeship with the business.

She said: “The best thing about a Mondelēz International  apprenticeship is the level of responsibility you are given from your first day. You are not treated like a teenager leaving sixth form, you are given real autonomy and accountability! I assumed that apprentices would not have much importance, the reality is that the entire business really wants you to succeed. You are a valued member of the organisation.”

“I wish I’d known known how valuable apprentices are as an alternative route to university. I spent a long time applying to different Russel Group universities, at the same time I was worrying about graduating with no real life or professional work experience. We all know this is what employers value most highly. In my opinion, an Apprenticeship gives you the best of both worlds, you are earning whilst learning. To me, it’s a no-brainer. Why spend your university life worrying about placements when you can secure an apprenticeship which hands you it? I hope in future colleges and secondary schools promote apprenticeships more and more as it becomes more mainstream.”

“I would recommend finding apprenticeships online, websites like NotGoingToUni and the Government’s National Apprenticeship site, they are amazing resources. This is where I found my apprenticeship along with many of my peers. These sites really help you find the right apprenticeship for you, including assistance with applications and even through to assessment centres. Talk to your careers advisor too if you have one. Big business has listened and now there are Apprenticeships being rolled out across many sectors. Be proactive, reach out to HR representatives in organisations you’re interested in about apprenticeships! Being keen is key. I have loved every day of my apprenticeship because of the amazing opportunities and responsibilities you are given. You’re a valued team member.” For more details, visit https://careers.mondelezinternational.com/early-careers/europe-apprenticeships

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