Nestle is internationally acknowledged as the largest food and beverage company in the world, with a manufacturing facility or office in nearly every country, this is 'the multinational of multinationals'. The company manufactures and markets 7 500 brands across 10 food and beverage categories. Nestle South Africa employs 3 300 people on a full-time basis across their divisions, primarily focused on nutrition, dairy, confectionery, water, pet care and beverages.
82% of the total employee count is PDI, with 77% of management representing this group, and 33.5% of executive senior management. They have a strong presence in the country and are well known for their baby food, coffee, cereal and water products in SA. The company is firmly committed to training and development of the local skills base, makes significant to rural and women development and is fully committed to creating work opportunities for South Africans in a fluctuating economy.
Nestle offers a great many opportunities across a broad spectrum of career options and is well-known and respected for the high standard of internal training they offer to entry level job seekers. They have been rated as “Best Employer” for 2009 and 2010 in their category.