In the last of our #GradLife series, Maddy McKenzie shares some highlights from the Coca-Cola Enterprises graduate scheme, and her time at Coca-Cola Great Britain. Read on to find out how she met Justin Bieber, and what tips she has for those applying for grad schemes this year.
Why did you apply for the graduate scheme?
I’ve always wanted to work in in the food and drink industry, and one of my first jobs was at Waitrose. Coca-Cola is such
In the last #GradLife series, Corinna Litscher revealed what life’s like on the Coca-Cola Enterprises graduate scheme, which included playing tennis with none other than Boris Johnson! In this series Pippa Collins unbottles a few stories about her experience, and what she enjoys about the scheme.
Why did you apply for the graduate scheme?
I’d heard a lot about the benefits of graduate schemes, and the rotational aspect of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ programme
Jason Robinson, who turned 41 this year, is arguably one of the most recognised figures in Rugby World Cup history. Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and now a father of six, he has represented England in the Tournament twelve times, and coached several teams. He’s one of the stars of Coca-Cola’s ‘How To Win A Rugby World Cup’ film, and in this interview shares some of the highlights of his career, as well as who he’ll be watching during the Tournament.
England may have fallen at the first hurdle but, contrary to what some people may lead you to believe, Rugby World Cup 2015 hasn’t ended. With the Pool phase now complete, the quarter-finals are upon us, bringing together the eight greatest nations in world rugby. And this is where the real drama enters the equation. Every match is now a straight knockout: the winner progresses, the loser goes home.
So, what better way to whet your appetite for
Amongst 30 large and very physical specimens on the field of play, you'll find a man of more modest dimensions. He carries a whistle and an air of authority, ruling with a cool head and iron fist at all times. He is the referee, of course, and when he sees an infringement he blows his whistle. But you will notice that he does more than that, for he also engages in a series of visual signals designed to make clear what he’s just blown his whistle
Firstly, can we establish something before we begin? Are you paying full attention?
Can you guarantee that as you read this piece, you won't be checking your phone or your laptop or glancing at the television to see what else is going on in the outside world? You promise? OK, good, now we can begin.
There was a very valid reason for asking that, because these days it's rare for anyone to give their full, undivided attention to anything. Take Rugby
They stand before you, 15 very large, intimidating men, all dressed in black. Eyes fierce, they stare silently down on you, their prey.
Suddenly, the silence is broken. The man in the middle begins to roar...
“Kia whakata hoki au I ahau.
Hi aue, hi.
Ko aotearoa e ngunguru nei.
Au! au! aue ha!”
As he spits out each syllable, the men around him spark into life. Eyes pop from sockets and tongues poke from mouths as they roar as one. Giant fists hammer
If you’re like some of my 'less sporty' colleagues (whose names I daren't mention), then there’s a good chance you’ve been dreading Rugby World Cup 2015.
The fear of being asked a question about a sport you’ve never followed, or the humiliation of having nothing to contribute to a post-match conversation is enough to make you want to punt kick yourself into oblivion.
But fear not! Because help is at hand.
These seven, easy-to-remember rugby phrases,
One of the things you might notice about Rugby World Cup 2015 is that the referees wear microphones. Why? To allow spectators, both at home and in the stadium, to hear what they’re saying and to understand how they’ve reached their decision.
But if you’re on a mission to Fake It ‘Till You Make It, then you’ll probably need some help translating some of the most common terms…
1. “NOT RELEASING” / “HOLDING ON”
A ‘ruck’ is formed when a player is tackled
With 30 men on the field of play, knowing who actually does what and why can get rather confusing. Luckily, the number on each player’s back signifies their position on the field of play. And like over-sized chess pieces on a giant green board, each player performs a specific role to ensure the team operates as a well-oiled machine.
To make this easier to understand, think of any Rugby team as having two distinct parts: the ‘forwards’ and the ‘backs’.