The more I realised how invested the business was in my development, the more invested I became in the business

My journey within Coca‑Cola HBC started 13 years ago, when I joined the business with the first intake for the Graduate Sales Academy. I quickly realised that as an employer, Coca‑Cola HBC is incredibly invested in the development of its employees and actively encourages you to accelerate your career. The emphasis on development pleasantly surprised me, and the more I realised how invested the business was in my development, the more invested I became in the business

Thirteen years later, I am now a mentor to one of our management graduates and a youth coach within our #YouthEmpowered programme. #YouthEmpowered is our community programme that unemployed young people to develop key business and life skills to help them return to work or begin their career. Being involved in these initiatives has given me a real passion for nurturing talent developing a learning culture across Coca‑Cola HBC.

 

As an employer, Coca‑Cola HBC promotes inclusivity and acceptance, and there are opportunities for every person within our business who has an ambition to succeed. Jennifer Paterson, Customer Service Centre Team Lead

There are several common traits however that are key to a successful career at Coca‑Cola HBC; employees must be hard working, forward-thinking, and personable. We are also all ambassadors for our business, and this really shines through when you speak to people about their passion and pride in the brands.

Without a doubt, the people are what make this company special. Coca Cola HBC’s focus on creating development opportunities for each of its employees demonstrates a true belief in the potential of its people.  As a local employer of a world class brand, we have an incredible mix of people with different skillsets, experience and backgrounds and it’s this great diversity of talent that helps us to maintain our market leadership.

Although my career path at Coca‑Cola HBC has been slow and steady, it has not yet reached its final destination. I am looking forward to the career milestones that lie ahead within this amazing company.

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