Y10 kicked off the start of the new term with a trip to the Coca Cola manufacturing site in Edmonton, for The Real Experience visit today!

Our students were privy to viewing the manufacturing processes of the 130 year old, worldwide cold beverage brand, as they toured the hi-tech manufacturing plant, which facilitates the production of 142,000 litres of drink per hour and storing up to 24,000 pallets of ready to consume product.

Students witnessed the science and the preparation that goes on behind the scenes to produce Coca Cola’s wide range of drinks before they hit store shelves and into consumers’ hands.

The experience encouraged the students to think curiously about what they had learned and ask questions from a business point of view to further understand the production, marketing and logistical activities that take place in such a business.

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Tottenham UTC Learning Mentor, Stephen Nelson who arranged the trip said:

“The purpose of the trip was to give the students that I mentor an opportunity to experience a different type of business environment to what they are used to seeing in their day to day lives. With the aim of developing their logistical skills and so empowering them to make decisions involved with planning and organisation.

The visit also gave the students a chance to exercise some of their strengths, for example Yazmin used her communication skills to lead the group from the school to the venue; Adam brilliantly led on behaviour and ensured that his peers represented the UTC in a professional manner remaining focused throughout the visit.”

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Y10 Student Cairo comments on the trip were:

“I really enjoyed the experience, I thought that it was very informative and gave me a good insight into the processing of the drinks before they reach the shops.”

At Tottenham UTC we aim to provide young people with insightful experiences and opportunities to ‘Aspire, Discover and Innovate,’ in order to build aspirations and prepare our students for the working world, to allow them to make an informed choice about their future career paths.

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