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Lucy Gunn — Commercial Graduate

Name: Lucy Gunn
Job title: Commercial Graduate
Employer: Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP)
Qualification: Integrated Masters in Law & Legal Practice Course Qualification
Salary Range: Approx £30,000

What does a Commercial Graduate do?

The role of Commercial Graduate is extremely varied. During my time on the commercial graduate programme I will have the opportunity to experience four different rotations. In turn, this will provide me with both a unique insight into the Commercial functions of CCEP as a business. Alongside facilitating my integration into the business as I will gain abundant opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues at all-levels.

How did you end up in this job?

I submitted my CV to an external recruitment agency, who then sifted my application and invited me to complete a remote video interview. Upon completion of this interview, applications were shortlisted and my details were passed to CCEP. I was then invited to take part in an in-person assessment day. The structure of this day consisted of preparing a presentation, being interviewed and working collectively with other applicants in a group task. Approximately, one-week later I received a call advising me of my success following this process. This was followed up by further details regarding the onboarding process.

What was your starting salary?

My starting salary for the role of Commercial Graduate is £30,000.

How long have you been doing your job?

I have been in my current role since 13th  September 2021.

If you could give your 16 year old self some career advice, what would it be?

I would tell myself to remain resilient especially against any rejection encountered during your time in education and when embarking on your career post University. Additionally, I would argue that being proactive is equally important, in seeking out opportunities to vary and enhance your skill-set making you an overall more appealing applicant in the future.