Welcoming Workchoice Day 2014

On May 20, CCANZ welcomed a 20 strong group of engaged and eager students as part of Workchoice Day to learn first-hand what it’s like to work for one of the world’s top five Coca-Cola bottlers.

Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand is proud to engage in a host of community driven initiatives with a key focus on inspiring New Zealand’s youth. On May 20, CCANZ welcomed a 20 strong group of engaged and eager students as part of Workchoice Day  to learn first-hand what it’s like to work for one of the world’s top five Coca-Cola bottlers.

Held annually, Workchoice Day equips senior secondary school students with the tools and resource to make well informed decisions about their professional futures. The day also allows students and potential future employers to forge relationships and set the scene for on-going discussion.

This year students from Dilworth, Glendowie College, Green Bay High School, Lynfield College and Westlake Girls High School were taken on a tour of the Auckland site in Mt Wellington, followed by an afternoon with speakers from departments representing the various stages of the product life-cycle (Inwards Goods, Quality, Safety, Sales). Open discussion was shaped by the inquisitive group, enthusiastic to take advice from the CCANZ team on many topics from preparing for the workforce and job interviews to dealing with pressure.

CCANZ Talent Advisor, Leigh Rogers, planned the visit for students based on their expressed interest in science and technology ensuring the day was insightful, fun and memorable. For Leigh it was important that the group was inspired by their visit to remember it beyond Workchoice Day and their time at secondary school, it’s “all about building that talent pipeline”.