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Launch Your Career: Nestlé Purina Internships and Management Trainee Program

September 8, 2014

At Nestlé Purina, today’s college students are the future leaders of their business. To foster the professional growth of young talent within their organization, they’ve developed a College Recruitment Program, which offers robust undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities, as well as a Management Trainee Program. But first, here are 5 reasons why you should even consider pursuing a career at Purina.

5 reasons to #JoinPurina

  1. They’re a market leader. In the U.S., Nestlé Purina is the No. 1 pet care company in sales, volume and market share and, as of December 2013, they have achieved 10 consecutive years of improved sales and profit.
  2. They’re consistently ranked a ‘Best Place to Work’. In the top rankings by Glassdoor, the St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Post Dispatch and various other organizations, Purina has proven to be a place where people not only love to work, but where they stay career long. Today, 43% of the organization has remained with the company for 10+ years.
  3. They invest in their people just as much as they invest in their ideas. Purina offers tuition reimbursement, opportunities for global experiences and, most importantly, the support to pursue your passions both in and out of the workplace.
  4. Employees can bring their pets to work. Not only are employees at the St. Louis Headquarters privileged to bring their dogs and cats to work with them every day, Purina has started a global movement to help companies become pet-friendly environments.
  5. Civic responsibility and corporate sustainability are central to their mission. Purina has always been about its people and the people within the community. They have an unconditional commitment to helping pets and the people who love them – donating millions of dollars annually. And while they continue to live and breathe for the people they serve, Purina has always placed it a priority to live more closely within the boundaries of nature by honoring sustainability practices. Click here to learn more about how Purina is reducing its carbon ‘pawprint’.

How to get started with Purina’s College Recruitment Process

Nestlé Purina’s college positions are now posted on their Careers Website. You can start the process by filling out an online application. If you are unsure as to where you may be good fit within the organization, their Career Connexion App allows you to fill in your major and graduation date and it will populate with the college position(s) that may best fit you.

Here’s a glimpse into their current opportunities:

Undergraduate Internships:
High-performing college juniors (or seniors returning to school for another semester or year) are encouraged to apply to Purina’s summer internships in the areas of Supply Chain, Finance & Accounting, Internal Audit and Audit IS/IT. These positions occur over 10-12 weeks during the summer months at their St. Louis Headquarters.

MBA and Other Graduate Internships:
Purina’s Branded Marketing Teams offer a robust internship opportunity in St. Louis for MBA students in between their first and second year of an accredited program. This 12-week summer Marketing Internship is designed to be feedback-rich and highly strategic. Master’s students with relevant education and coursework are also encouraged to apply for Purina’s Supply Chain and Audit internships. Locations vary for these positions.

Management Trainee Program:
Purina’s Management Trainee Program recruits recent graduates to fill these full time, entry-level roles. The areas in which they recruit for include: Accounting, Engineering, Engineering PTC Development Program, Human Resources, Information Systems, Operations Performance, Production, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain. Located at four of their Midwest factory locations, these positions provide a deep understanding of the individual’s functional area, as well as the manufacturing environment as a whole.

Ready to launch your career with Nestlé Purina? College positions are now posted.

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