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Young unemployed given Sidcup Coca-Cola support

PUBLISHED: 15:05 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:42 26 September 2013

Youngsters on a tour of Coca-Cola's factory in Sidcup

Youngsters on a tour of Coca-Cola's factory in Sidcup

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Young unemployed people have had the chance to improve their job prospects at Coca-Cola's Sidcup this month.

Opening of the new Education Centre at Coca-Cola's Sidcup factoryOpening of the new Education Centre at Coca-Cola's Sidcup factory

As part of a nationwide initiative, Feeding Britain’s Future - Skills for Work Month, 10 youngsters headed to the Cray Road site to get advice from the drink giants education team on CV writing, interview skills and workshops to improve their skill sets.

The campaign was launched last year and more than 100 companies have signed up.

All participants had the chance to go on a factory tour at Coca-Cola to see how the business is run and witness the range of careers available in manufacturing and the soft drinks sector.

Bill Muirhead, education programme manager for Coca-Cola Enterprises, said: “This project aims to galvanise the entire food and grocery sector to help 16-24 year olds across Great Britain gain the skills they need to get into work.

“It is the first initiative of its kind, giving young people access to farms, factories and stores, and first-hand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry or elsewhere.”

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