Coca-Cola Enterprises: Careers case study

Danielle Epstein joined Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd on their University Talent Programme in Supply Chain after after studying a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Danielle Esptein, Supply Chain Graduate

Danielle Epstein - CCEThe University Talent Programme is a three year scheme with yearly rotations across Supply Chain.

The three different roles will help me gain a wide skill set and a broad perspective of the many functions and areas of CCE's dynamic Supply Chain. The objective of the scheme is to accelerate my development to support my career progression, enabling me to begin a career path towards becoming a future leader of the business.

My first role on the scheme is as an Asset Care System Supervisor, working in the Engineering Department. My main projects are around organising efficient and effective maintenance of some of our key production lines in the factory.

The food and drink sector is typically a fast moving business which makes it interesting and challenging as technology develops quickly and we adapt to meet our customer's needs.

Working in the food and drink manufacturing sector has meant I have dramatically improved my communication skills as I work with people at different levels of the business and with different objectives.

My influencing skills have also improved as I don't have a direct team working for me in the engineering department and must rely on the operations team to help me with my work. Presentation and networking skills have also been improved as the graduate scheme gives me plenty of opportunities to present and meet the leaders of CCE's business.

Did you know?

Top drinks producers use high speed robotic equipment capable of filling cans at a rate of 1,980 cans per minute on a single filling machine. That's an incredible 33 cans per second!

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Last reviewed: 03 Mar 2015