About The Real Experience

With the relationship between business and education increasingly under the spotlight in the media, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) highly acclaimed education programme, The Real Experience, provides a positive case study of how business investment in education can achieve real benefits for all involved.

In Great Britain, CCEP manufactures, sells and distributes over 80 different soft drinks products across Great Britain, employing around 4,000 people, and is able to offer students a unique insight into the demands of a UK manufacturing business.  The company's education programme has won the highly acclaimed Business in the Community's (BITC's) 2012 Award for Excellence (Education Category) and our Education Centre programme won the Gold Award (Education Category) at the Food and Drink Federation Community Partnership Awards 2011.

This site provides more information on the CCEP education programme, which consists of five on-site Education Centres and the annual Real Business Challenge. What makes our programme special is its focus on providing real and tangible benefits for all those involved - students, teachers, and CCEP employees.

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Visit one of our five education centres around Great Britain to learn more about CCEP

Real Education Centres