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Jake Foster — Supply Chain Graduate

Name: Jake Foster
Job title: Supply Chain Graduate
Employer: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP)
Qualification: BSc Nutrition – 2:1

After you qualified, did it take long to find a job?

I started looking for graduate opportunities within my final year of university, I found this job 2 months after graduating.

How did you end up in this job?

I have had an interest in the food and drink industry since my A-levels. I then went onto study nutrition at university to obtain a degree which would be relevant to jobs within this sector. In my final year of university I had been applying for lots of different graduate opportunities within the food and drinks sector and was unsuccessful as it is very competitive. I was then fortunate enough to find this during my job search and thought it sounded perfect for me. After multiple interview stages I was successful.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Being exposed to multiple different area of the business and see how different business units function and work as it provides me with an insight on what works well across multiple different teams and the importance of communication between business units.

How long have you been doing your job?

About 3 months

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Further progressed within my career and hopefully within a senior management position within CCEP

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

To be resilient to rejection and to not give up after minor setbacks as the right thing will come along for you in the end if you keep working.