The stories are posted by graduates from a variety of departments, who share the common experience of being part of the graduate training programme. The sense that comes across to me is that:
- Cadbury-Schweppes is a great place to work
- It successfully attracts very bright, articulate people
- The company provides well-defined career paths that can be changed where the graduate trainee feels they need a fresh or different experience
- They're not afraid to put trainees in positions of responsibility early on in their careers
- Cadbury-Schweppes graduates work very hard but they have fun and they don't mind talking about it
One of its correspondents, Ben, describes his latest assignment:
"We are in the process of trying to build a strong business partnering relationship with the sales management team. By applying various forecasting, budgeting and other financial techniques, we are helping the sales managers to understand the impact of their pricing and promotion decisions, as well as ensuring they are managing their budgets correctly and that there are no nasty surprises at the end of each accounting period."
If you are competing for trainees - can your people say the same? Isn't this the kind of service your clients might benefit from receiving?