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Coca-Cola Europacific Partners PNG Apprentices complete the NATTB Tradesman Certification

NATTB Tradesman Certificates April 2024


Coca-Cola Europacific Partners PNG (CCEP PNG) continues to upskill its workforce with two pioneer apprentices receiving their Tradesman Certification from the National Apprenticeship Trade Testing Board (NATTB). 

Wanpis Kone and Kayak Kumed received their Tradesman Certificates in a small ceremony witnessed by colleagues and management. Since joining the CCEP Apprentice Program back in 2020. 

CCEP PNG’s Head of People & Culture Adlyn Nagwi said CCEP PNG’s success is built on great people, therefore it is important to continue exploring and providing career growth and development opportunities that unlocks that potential. 

“It’s great progress for CCEP PNG as we continue to upskill our current workforce through various initiatives such as this and for Wanpis and Kayak since joining this program four years ago, their tradesman certificates ensures that they continue to excel in their tradesman skills.” 

Nagwi said the apprenticeship program covers four years in which Wanpis and Kayak are the first two apprentices from the first batch to receive their certifications since joining the program in 2019. 

For Wanpis Kone, who joined CCEP PNG as a trade’s assistant in 2016, the last four years been a major learning curve for him. 

“During this apprenticeship program, I’ve learnt so much and now being certified, I intend to give my best to the support and improve our business, specifically at maintenance and in my role as a fitter machinist.” 

Since joining CCEP PNG in the Maintenance department in 2017 and then successfully being accepted into the apprenticeship program, Kayak Kumed is ecstatic over his achievement. “I can continue to work with pride as this achievement has given me the confident and qualification to support CCEP PNG and I appreciate the business for giving me this opportunity to develop my skills.” 

The CCEP PNG continues to upskill its technicians, with the second batch of apprentices currently completing their block training and aim to complete their tradesman certificates later this year. 

CCEP PNG offer the following trades in electrical, maintenance fitting & machining and refrigeration. 

As a leading manufacturer and distributor of PNG made soft drink beverages in the country, CCEP PNG continues to invest in its people and are proud to be helping over 19,000 customers across the country grow their businesses.