Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Sector Guide
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  • Fast–moving consumer goods are the products that we use and rely on in our daily lives. They are affordably priced and tend to fly off the shelves due to high consumer demand. Examples include non-durable goods such as packaged foods, drinks, personal hygiene products, over-the-counter drugs, and other consumables.
  • Innovation is at the heart of the industry, and its companies are some of the most well-known brand names in the world.
  • Students of all STEM disciplines can find work in the FMCG sector because a diverse range of technical skills are needed to produce consumer goods on a large scale. The sector not only requires state- of-the-art production and distribution systems, but also highly skilled people to develop and manage its products.
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  • P&G is the world’s largest consumer goods company with a 181-year history and five billion consumers in 180 countries.
  • The company’s leading, billion-dollar brands include Always®, Braun®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Oral B®, Pantene®, Pampers®, and Vicks®.
  • Innovation is the lifeblood of P&G, with $2b invested in R&D every year.
  • As part of Information Technology, Manufacturing, or Supply Network Operations, you too could leverage cutting-edge technology and innovation to help optimise P&G’s products, machines, plants and work processes.

Procter & Gamble Hub on Gradcracker

When we visited P&G’s Gillette R&D centre in Reading, we saw that university-leavers are given responsibility from day one. Take a look at the ‘GC Insight’ on Procter & Gamble’s Gradcracker hub to hear our conversations with its interns, graduates and recruiters.

Making life better through innovation

P&G is looking for people who are passionate about innovating and improving things. If you think you tick this box, head to their ‘What We Look For’ page to find out more about what makes the perfect P&G employee. (It could be you!)

Make life better through meaningful work

If you decide that you’d like to join P&G, you might want to take a look at their ‘Hiring Process’ page. This outlines each stage of the process for you, from the initial application form to the final interview. It even includes some sample questions to help you prepare.

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