At this stage of the Covid19 pandemic and its devastating aftermath on the economy, India needs to protect its youth, to ensure that they do not lose opportunities to develop themselves professionally. As a humble, but heartfelt contribution to this crucial task, Nestlé India has launched a virtual internship programme, "Nesternship". The programme addresses applications from Graduates in the Final Year of any discipline and Post-Graduates and will focus on upskilling and enabling the interns to thrive in workplaces, that they join, at a later date.
The interested applicants will be able to apply through Internshala, India's largest internship and online training platform. Alternatively, the applicant can also refer to social media handles of Nestlé India and send their applications. The programme will roll out virtual internship opportunities to 1000 young talents across diverse functions and education backgrounds over the next four months. The programme will go live on 1st August 2020 and will continue for four months, with upskilling 250 interns every month till end of November.
Commenting on this initiative, Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India said, "India's future hinges on the energy, capabilities and hard work of our youth and being part of that eco-system, Nestlé India is committed to this imperative. We intend to do our humble bit and play a part helping the youth of the country cope with these unprecedented times, by ensuring that they do not lose out on opportunities to build their professional competence. As a Company, we have always believed that in times of need, we must heed the call of society. Through this internship, we would be offering youngsters an opportunity to develop their skills and they will be paid a stipend and awarded a certificate on successful completion of the project. We will also have young mentors for our interns within the organisation to ensure a smooth experience and genuine learning. This initiative is a part of our Global Youth Initiative, 'Nestlé Needs Youth', where we have been focusing on three areas: Employment & Employability, where we have reached over 30,000 youth in India these past 4 years through various programmes; Agripreneurship, where we have trained and enabled many young dairy farmers and coffee farmers; Entrepreneurship, where we currently generate employment for over 600 youth, through out of home MAGGI hotspots or NESCAFÉ Corners".
The registrations for the internship programme will begin on 8 July 2020 and will be communicated through various social media channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram as well as Internshala website. The registrations will remain open for 3 days and any student irrespective of their field/stream can apply for the internship. The shortlisting will be carried, keeping in mind various parameters, including high school marks, graduation score, and other elements such as previous experience / internships, if applicable.
Nesternship will also offer a platform for developing the soft skills of the interns through pre-recorded learning sessions. In addition to the Nesternship, and soft skills training, Nestlé India is also committed to running a CV Clinic for the interns to help them enhance their employability.
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