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A dose of talent and values

Hofbauer (centre) serving one of the company’s products to a student.

Hofbauer (centre) serving one of the company’s products to a student.

STUDENTS from Monash Uni-versity Malaysia were abuzz with excitement as they took part in the inaugural ‘Nestlé Day’. With the aim of providing greater insight into the leading nutrition, health and wellness company, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad organised an array of activities for the students.

This included a talk by Nestlé Malaysia managing director Alois Hofbauer, a panel forum with members of the Nestlé leadership team and Monash student representatives, as well as brand sampling activities.

“We are delighted to kick off our first ‘Nestlé Day’ here at Monash University Malaysia.

“As a company that has been successful for over 100 years in Malaysia and 150 years globally, we fully understand the importance of developing our most valuable asset, our people.

“Talent is the key driving force behind innovation and growth, and as such we are glad to partner with this institution as part of our commitment to cultivate a strong talent pool in this nation,” said Hofbauer.

Through this platform, he said the company hoped to encourage the students to fulfil their potential and know about the opportunities that lie ahead.

“‘Nestlé Day’ is also well in line with our Creating Shared Value philosophy, which has become the way Nestlé does business,” he said.

The concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV) states that for a company to be successful over time and create value for shareholders, it must also create value for society.

Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad Group Human Resources executive director Shahzad Umar said: “As a responsible employer, Nestlé certainly looks beyond professional development.”

“We believe in the importance of nurturing a high-performance culture that leverages on diversity and the spirit of innovation to drive growth.

“We are pleased to join hands with Monash University Malaysia to ensure that ‘Nestlé Day’ is a success.

“Over the past three years, Monash Malaysia has proven to be a top contributor to our Management Trainee programme, and their graduates have proven their mettle time and again as highly capable employees,” he said.

Monash Malaysia president and pro vice-chancellor Prof Helen Bartlett said: “Monash Malaysia is delighted to be working with Nestlé as the inaugural host institution for the ‘Nestlé Day’ and for being the top contributor to Nestlé’s Management Trainee Programme.”

“Nestlé is among the top 10 companies considered by students when seeking employment.”

During the Nestlé Day in Monash Malaysia, students had the opportunity to apply and be interviewed for internship opportunities, and also learn more about the company.

Students were also able to interact with Nestlé’s leadership team to learn more about career opportunities, including the Management Trainee programme.