Nestlé Will Foot the Bill if You Want to be a Degree-level Sweeties Maker

By Gary Cutlack on at

The UK division of Nestlé has launched a couple of degree-level qualifications in mixing sugar and fat together to make something nice, offering an honours degree in food and sweet making alongside a UK university to capture the next generation of food chemists before they pursue a career making meringues on reality TV.

The learning part of the deal is being coordinated by the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln, where students can learn all about how they manage to put wafers in things without them going soggy -- and Nestlé will pick up the bill for all the tuition fees.

There's also a higher apprenticeship in food manufacture and confectionery on offer, with both courses offering paid part-time employment inside the firm and hopefully leading to full-time jobs in the industry. Nestlé's talent acquisition head Tom Banham said: "It’s great to be able to offer these ground-breaking roles and give students the opportunity to learn and avoid the burden of student debt. I'm really looking forward to working with the successful applicants and helping them to build a fantastic future and career for life."

Potential students can apply now, with courses set to start in November. [The Grocer]