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.”