Luke’s story

Before participating in Reach Up Luke was in a transitional stage of his life, he had just finished education and was not yet in full-time employment. He wanted to be spending his time wisely and improving his confidence. He described the Reach Up programme as “a unique opportunity, too good to miss”.

Whilst participating in Reach Up, Coca-Cola were hugely impressed, and Luke was offered 1 week’s work experience with Coca-Cola European Partners in the Field Sales team. Luke got to the opportunity to experience a range of different roles and find out which ones he enjoyed most.

Since completing his work experience Luke is now employed full time in hospitality, with more confidence and direction in his life. Luke thinks that a programme like Reach Up is important because it could be life-changing – “It encouraged me to invest time looking at what I to do in the future…it gives people a chance to understand different roles and gives them valuable insight into the business world. A great chance to learn what they are good at!”

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