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Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises supports 32 students with their future career in the Netherlands


At Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) we strongly believe in supporting the local community. Want to know more?

On Monday April 18th, 32 teenagers between 13 and 15 years old visited our CCE office in Rotterdam. These high school students were given the opportunity to meet our female colleagues and to discuss their ambitions and possible career opportunities. Also, we provided them with some tips & tricks for their future job orientation. The purpose of this get together was to motivate and inspire the students and to support the development of their professional skills during a full day of presentations, workshops, several theme discussions and a quiz. Together with six CCE colleagues the students discussed their drives and were challenged on their ambitions and their journey to get there.

Josephine Brakenhoff, HR Graduate at CCE: “The purpose of this Women’s Day was to inspire young girls, help them with their future career opportunities, and support them in developing their professional skills. We aimed at increasing their understanding of different job opportunities, showed them how working life might look like after high school and shared our ideas how to prepare themselves for their next step. As CCE employee we are very familiar with the existing jobs in Supply Chain, Field Sales or HR, but the students were really entering new territory. If they are not aware of the current job market, how can they prepare themselves properly for their career after high school?”

Natasha Ponsion, Professor of the Calvin Martin Luther School; “The discussions and workshops were very educational and added a lot of value. They will never forget this experience! It helps them to get familiar with the business world and it will also help them with their decision about their future profession the skills they need to be successful”. 

Why do we organize these events at CCE?

Diversity & Inclusion is a top priority for CCE and we are committed to attract, develop and retain an employee base that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Diversity & Inclusion helps us to engage with our employees, to better understand our customers and strengthen our employer brand in order to nurture creative ideas. In addition, we believe that it’s important to make positive contributions to all local communities and to encourage our employees to be involved in this.

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