STEM Case Study

STEM work experience

This year we launched a STEM work experience pilot with our manufacturing sites, and two students from Selby College - Luke Rippon and Corey Harrison are now on our Leeds’ apprenticeship scheme following their successful work placement with us.

Both 18 years old, Luke and Corey were selected as candidates and invited to Britvic for a period of two weeks work experience, where they worked with the engineering team at Leeds to gain an insight into the day-to-day responsibilities of a Production Engineer.

Having enjoyed their experience, Luke and Corey decided to apply for an apprentice position at Britvic Leeds and both were successful due to their proven interest and commitment.

Following the work experience Selby College’s Work Placement Coordinator Rebecca James commented that: “The students really enjoyed their time at Britvic, and the fact that it was in the working environment gave them a real opportunity to see how a large organisation works. It definitely raised their aspirations and motivated them into thinking about different career options.”

Luke and Corey also gave positive feedback, stating the opportunity had improved their confidence, built on their work-related skills, and better prepared them for the job market.

Simon Collis, Engineering Planner at Britvic Leeds, concluded:
“Both Luke and Corey have now settled well into the apprenticeship programme since starting in August and will be a beneficial addition to the engineering team as they develop over the next four years.”

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