He met a number of young apprentices while on the tour of the site where popular chocolate bars such as KitKat and Aero are made.
Technical director Richard Martin spoke of the company’s commitment to youth employment.
Nestlé recently announced it will create 1,900 UK and Ireland employment opportunities for young people over the next three years, including 300 paid work-experience placements.
Mr Sturdy, who represents the York Outer ward, welcomed the new jobs.
He said: “I was delighted to see at first hand the impact of Nestlé’s continued investment in to the city.
“With the size and continued importance York plays within Nestle, I’m delighted a large number of those opportunities created through its Youth Initiative will be in York.”