Kodi Gledhill at Coca-Cola European Partners
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Supply Chain Management Degree Apprentice Kodi Gledhill
Why did you start your apprenticeship with Coca-Cola European Partners?
I started my apprenticeship at CCEP because my Dad worked for the company for 25 years. This gave me a real insight into how enjoyable the business is to work for and what can be achieved working for such a recognisable company. The Coke brands have been part of my life since I was little, watching my Dad work here, so I feel a real honour to be able to work for the same company now I’m older.
What has been the most memorable experience of your apprenticeship at Coca-Cola European Partners?
Throughout my time with the business I have completed an engineering apprenticeship and just started my Degree apprenticeship in supply chain management. This has given me so many opportunities within the business, but my most memorable was attending the One Young World Summit 2019. The summit brings together people from every country on the planet to talk about the Global 17 sustainability development goals and what we can do within our businesses to influence and help. There are special guests who also attend, Meghan Markle, Richard Branson, Ellie Goulding and Biz Stone (the co-founder of twitter) were just some of the inspiring people I was able to listen to.
What activities do you get involved with in your area of work?
I recently moved into the Commercialisation Department, so normal activities are engaging with all different work streams across supply chain to ensure that projects are on track. This is brilliant because you’re introduced to so many new people and there is always something interesting to be involved in.
What do you love about working here?
I love being able to work and interact with new people every day! It’s great to be able to learn and absorb knowledge from people who have so much experience within the business. There are lots of people who are great at what they do and it is nice to be able to look to them for aspiration on how to succeed within the business.
What advice would you give young people about how to be successful with the application process?
I’d say be yourself, the application process is about getting the best from someone. Within CCEP the application process is nothing to be afraid of and the main aim is to make people comfortable so you can really show your strengths and what you can offer to the business!
If you could only drink one Coca-Cola product for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
It has got to be Cherry Coke! There’s nothing better on a warm dayMore Experiences