Sweetening opportunities for today’s youth

Nestlé commits to increasing internships by 25 per cent
By Shelley Martin
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/16/2016

Given the realities of today’s challenging job market, there is no doubt Canadians who are graduating and looking to land their dream job are facing a tough time. It doesn’t seem to be getting any easier for this demographic to secure gainful employment, let alone an internship or training program in their field of study. 

The age old adage “You can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without a job” has never been more true. Now more than ever, Canadian leaders in the private sector need to step up and invest in the future of one of our most valuable resources — our youth. 

It is no surprise younger Canadians are increasingly anxious when it comes to job prospects. Only 25 per cent of Canadians say their place of employment offers intern or apprenticeship programs to help youth gain entry level experience, according to a 2015 survey of 1,555 people by Nestlé.