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Nestlé and Alliance for YOUth offer 150,000 young people in Europe jobs and training


Nestlé and its Alliance for Youth partner companies have delivered on their pledge to offer 150,000 young people in Europe jobs and apprenticeships or traineeships over the last two years.

The announcement comes as Nestlé celebrates European Vocational Skills Week with a range of factory visits, workshops, roundtables, careers days and youth training events across Europe.

Alliance for YOUth is also joining forces with JA Europe, the continent’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy in Europe, to support 500 secondary school and vocational students to achieve the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass.

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.”

A business-driven initiative with over 200+ member companies in Europe, Alliance for YOUth is on track to deliver on its commitments to provide 230,000 job and training opportunities to young people across Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) by 2020.

Nestlé Needs YOUth is the company’s global youth initiative that supports its ambition to help 10 million young people worldwide access economic opportunities by 2030.

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