Bottling firm takes on new apprentices
Company looks to the future
Bottling and distribution giant Coca-Cola European Partners, which operates a customer hub in Peterborough, has unveiled its latest intake of apprentices.
The 10 youngsters, recruited to work as sales representatives at the hub in Morley Way, Woodston, were chosen for the year-long apprenticeships, after a gruelling selection process.
An Vermeulen, vice-president of field sales for the firm, which is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue, said: “We were hugely impressed by the efforts of all students that participated across the programme, and are delighted to be welcoming a new generation of talent to the business.
“We look forward to guiding our new apprentices over the next year and watching their development within CCEP.
She added :“With more apprenticeship son offer for the 2017 programme, we’re very excited to see the depth of talent we know schools have to offer, and to continue our work engaging with local stu- dents and helping them to develop important business skills.”
One of the new apprentices at Peterborough’s Customer Hub is Bailey Danahar.
Mr Danahar said he applied for an apprenticeship because he was attracted by the prospect of working with one of the biggest brands in the world and felt that it would be a valuable opportunity to expand his skill-set.
He said: “I studied business at GCSE and A Level at Bourne Academy. I enjoy being able to put what I learned during my studies into practise and developing my skills in promoting and selling.”
The new apprentices with An Vermeulenm, centre, and Bailey Danahar, left.