Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. In Great Britain, we employ some 3,600 people across England, Scotland and Wales at manufacturing sites, offices and depots. We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our products and operations.
People development is a core focus at CCEP, starting with recruitment. We provide several points of entry for young people through our business apprenticeships, work placements and internships. Last year we announced our largest ever apprentice recruitment drive, increasing the number of apprentices across our GB sales and operations by more than 50 per cent and investing over one million pounds into the business’ apprenticeship programme.
For our engineering apprenticeship scheme we offer a four-year programme combining theory and practical learning to develop core skills. We support ongoing studies at local colleges, together with work-based assignments, training and mentoring from experienced CCEP technicians. The engineering qualifications gained in our programme is a Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer.
We also have programmes within our Field Sales function, offering 12 and 18 month sales and telesales apprenticeships. These programmes are delivered as a mix of blended learning both in the classroom and on-the-job by our training providers.
At CCEP we continue to add new apprenticeship disciplines each year to our core curriculum and in 2019 we will launch our degree apprentice programme, as part of our early careers attraction campaign.