Coca Cola unveils new education centre

Coca Cola Enterprises has unveiled its £810,000 education hub at its Milton Keynes facility, aimed to train roughly 20,000 youngsters each year.

The centre is the latest addition to CCE’s £4m national education programme since 2011, which the firm claims has helped more than 300,000 young people.

The facility is CCE’s sixth education centre across Great Britain and is part of a £2m wider investment since 2013 to develop the site.

The centre was officially opened by Hubert Patricot, executive vice president and president, Europe Group – CCE, and George Eustice MP, parliamentary under secretary at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Patricot said: “Today’s announcement of our investment milestone is proof of our recognition of the importance of highlighting the career opportunities available across the sector.”

The centre will host more than 200 visits per year and is set to reach over 4,000 students from local secondary schools, colleges and universities aged 12 and above.

CCE has plugged a total £16m into the site in the last 5 years.