MILAN – Creating a link between universities and businesses, as well as developing the expertise and soft skills necessary for accessing and competing within the world of work. It is with these objectives in mind that the Sanpellegrino Group is relaunching the third year of the Sanpellegrino Sales Campus Plus scheme in 2016. Over the past two years the project has enabled 98% of the young people taking part to go on to find a professional opportunity, either within Sanpellegrino or within other leading companies. The successful combination of theoretical and practical training both at the company and in the field is offered once again this year as part of a course of internships. The scheme is unrolled throughout Italy, with a specific focus in the areas where some of Sanpellegrino’s most important production facilities are located. The areas in which the graduates can best demonstrate their potential and make their first mark on the world of work are sales, manufacturing, supply chain, and finance and control.
How Sanpellegrino Sales Campus Plus works
The Sanpellegrino Sales Campus Plus project involves classroom-based training days and operational time spent in the field, with constant support from the company’s qualified managers. The concrete project’s primary goal is to offer 19 outstanding and motivated young people the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the dynamics of business and to develop the necessary soft skills, meaning the set of psychological, social and communication skills required to take their place in the world of work and enjoy a successful career. As Stefano Agostini, President and CEO of the Sanpellegrino Group, explains: “For a long time we have worked on nurturing talented young people, and over the years this has led to brilliant results. Once again this year, we are proud to make our skills and organisation available to help further the educational and professional growth of the young people involved.”
19 opportunities for growth
This is the project’s third year and, over the past two years, it has seen the company guiding over 50 new graduates as they take the first steps on their professional journey and, following this opportunity, secure a job within Sanpellegrino or at other leading companies. In 2016, a total of 19 opportunities for growth are on offer, and are divided as follows: 10 in the retail and sales division; 6 in the manufacturing division, equally distributed between the logistics centre in Madone (BG) and in the plants in Ruspino (BG) and Cepina (SO), where two of the company’s flagship water brands, San Pellegrino and Levissima, are bottled; 3 in the supply chain division.
Applications are being accepted until mid-January 2016 and you can read more about the process in the “Campus” section of Sanpellegrino’s corporate website (https://www.sanpellegrino-corporate.it/it/sanpellegrino-campus)
The Sanpellegrino Campus project
Sanpellegrino Sales Campus Plus is part of the wider Sanpellegrino Campus project, which was created to forge links with and support universities and young people. It began with the Sanpellegrino Campus Prize, which grants three €1,500 scholarships and three internships to the best dissertations on “Water and Wellbeing”, “Environmental and Economic Sustainability” and “Made in Italy”. The selections for the prize’s third year are due to be concluded shortly. Another project is being developed in parallel, namely Sanpellegrino Meets University, a programme that aims to create mutual exchanges of knowledge and expertise between the world of academia and Sanpellegrino. Sanpellegrino Sales Campus is a project of the Sanpellegrino Group that is developed within the wider “Nestlé needs YOUth” programme, through which Nestlé is committed to creating 20,000 new professional positions for young people under the age of 30 in Europe over the next 3 years. Nestlé will offer 10,000 apprenticeships and internships and 10,000 professional positions to young people from all European countries by 2016.
by editorial staff