Work Placement / Internship

Supply Chain - Engineering - Leicester

UK Industrial Placement 2020

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Job Description

Here at PepsiCo, we have 2 12 month Engineering industrial placement opportunities in our Supply Chain team based at our Walkers manufacturing site in Lincoln and Leicester.

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Walkers, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

PepsiCo Around the World

In 2014, we were the #1 food and beverage company in six countries around the world, from the USA to Saudi Arabia and we couldn’t be prouder. Follow our channel to learn more about our brands!

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. 

Undergraduate placement students have an important part to play in our future and we provide a perfect environment for individuals to develop, whilst feeling valued and having fun. You’ll have lots of autonomy where your decisions will really make a difference to our business and in return you’ll have the chance to develop your skills and experience in a fast paced, energetic environment!

You’ll work closely with key leaders in our business, learning from their skills and experience. Your mentor will also be an invaluable part of supporting you through your placement. You’ll leave with a broad perspective of PepsiCo as a business and a more in-depth knowledge of the role Engineering plays within the FMCG (Fast moving consumer goods) sector.

What you’ll get up to:

  • Leading equipment reliability and energy improvements to understand the root cause of poor performing assets and implementing initiatives.
  • Support the development and deployment of both productivity and capital investment programs, which may include state of the art automation equipment.
  • You’ll be given real-life objectives to work on and will be expected to make a noticeable contribution to your department.


What we’re looking for:

  • Undergraduate student, following path to a degree level qualification in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Manufacturing Engineering
  • High degree of initiative and drive to deliver results of trials and activities with the ability to be pro-active and multi-task.
  • Creative and can think of new and innovative ways to develop systems and make existing things work more efficiently.
  • Sharp problem solving skills and knowledge of standard tools.
  • Passion for engineering and staying on top of industry developments.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to communicate to a diverse audience.
  • Self-motivation combined with good organisational skills.
  • Supportive teammate with an accurate, methodical and reliable approach.
  • Good communication, verbal and written.
  • Computer-literate (Microsoft Office).
  • Full UK driving license- preferred but not essential.

What else do you need to know?

This 12 month placement starts in July 2020, with a salary of £17,500

We have a range of flexible benefits to offer you, from a competitive pension scheme, to mobile phone discounts - there’s something for everyone!

Our application window is scheduled to close on the above date, however, in the event of a large response we will close applications early. We would therefore encourage you to apply early.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 191208BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • October 27th, 2019
  • £17,500 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Leicester
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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