STUDENTS ARE being given the chance to gain invaluable work experience thanks to a new initiative launched to celebrate 25 years of the Nestlé Toque d’Or competition.
The Nestlé Toque d’Or “Take One” initiative is designed to encourage entry into the workplace for the students who enter the 2013 competition.
The initiative is open to all students who enter the Toque d’Or – regardless of whether they reach the finals. As an added incentive, the eight teams that do reach the finals will be offered a week-long paid placement with contract caterer, CH&Co.
Neil Stephens, managing director of Nestlé Professional said his ambition is to create an opportunity for the industry to benefit from the very best of the country’s catering colleges and, in doing so, give the next generation a helping hand as they look to begin their careers.
“It really couldn’t be easier to get involved,” he added. “We’re asking you to make a pledge to “take one” of our students and create an opportunity for them to experience first-hand the very best our industry has to offer. Together, we can help shape the careers and employability of the next generation and help them break into an industry that despite the economic downturn, is still creating jobs and opportunities.”
Nestlé Professional is actively seeking employers from across the industry to offer one or more placements to students.