Nestl Rowntree is looking for bright young things to join its Modern Apprenticeship Scheme in York.

Over the next two years, six apprentices will be put through their paces working within a specialist business area, gaining skills and work experience that will help to get their careers off to a flying start.

Nestl will support the apprentices as they work towards a professional qualification, an NVQ in Business Administration.

Joanna Pannett at Nestl said: "We have six apprenticeships across a range of business areas and we're inviting young people between the ages of 17 and 23 to apply."

The specialist business areas are sales, product research & development, consumer services, human resources and factory HR.

Nestl's York factory is home to some of Britain's best-loved confectionery brands, including Kit Kat, Smarties and Aero. The company is continually innovating. For example, its iconic brand, Kit Kat, recently launched a low-carbohydrate version and a limited- edition lemon and yoghurt flavour.

Candidates interested in finding out more about the Nestl Modern Apprenticeship Scheme should visit

Updated: 11:33 Monday, June 14, 2004