Reach Up is a UK Youth programme in partnership with Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) employability programme that aims to empower young people with the confidence, skills and experience needed to feel ready for the workplace. CCEP employees volunteer their time on the programme, providing unique opportunities for young people, from networking with professionals, to showing how the Field Sales Team engage with their customers and operate in their day to day working lives.
We are delighted to have been working with Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) for the past 4 years. Since 2018, over 260 CCEP volunteers have given more than 1600 hours to support the programme. The programme has supported over 300 young people from across the United Kingdom.
Reach Up is an employability programme, in partnership with Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), that addresses the key issues young people face surrounding employment – through a range of activities.At the end of the programme, young people have the employability skills and confidence to secure full-time employment and thrive within the workplace.
What is covered during the sessions?
The workshops delivered by youth workers and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) volunteers covers a range of topics including networking masterclasses,interview guidance and practice, growth and entrepreneurship mindset, and presentation skills. Attendees also get to experiencewhat a day in the life of the CCEP’s Field Sales team is like and design and run their own social enterprise idea!
When will the programme start?
The programme usually runs from late spring to autumn. We are currently in the planning stages of this year’s programme, so check back here soon for further information.
Reach Up engages 16 to 25–year olds who are either NEET, at risk of becoming NEET or underemployed (e.g. involuntarily working part-time after failing to secure full-time employment or working in a role that does not offer financial stability and security i.e. zero hour contracts). For virtual programmes, we recommend that you still attend the session that is local to you due to the signposting of relevant local opportunities and help centres. You will need to be part of a youth organisation that is a member of the UK Youth Movement.
How is the programme delivered during lockdown?
The Reach Up programme can be delivered face-to-face depending on regional guidance and safety measures, however, in areas of tougher restrictions, the programme will be delivered virtually via Zoom sessions.
What areas will the programme be delivered in?
In previous years, the programme has been delivered in a variety of UK locations including Scotland, Bristol, North Kent, Stoke and Derby, London, Berkshire, and Liverpool. We are currently planning delivery in Scotland, Liverpool, London and Berkshire for 2021, so please check back soon.
What do I need to be able to access course?
You will need to havea laptop or other device with a good internet connection. For the virtual sessions, you will need to also have access to Zoom to be able to log in to the sessions.
Is the programme free?
Yes, it is completely free! Just follow the sign-up guidance below for further information.
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