Work Placement / Internship

UK Industrial Placements - Supply Chain Food Quality & Safety

Leicester, Cupar (Scotland) or Coventry. Multiple Vacancies.

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You’ve learned a lot as a student already. Want to put it into practice at PepsiCo? 

Our placement programmes are structured to give you the chance to make an impact on some of the world’s biggest brands. From day one, you’ll be working on projects that matter. You’ll shake things up, shape trends, and get guidance and development to help you discover your potential. 

We’re home to some of the world’s favourite brands, such as Walkers, Pepsi Max, Quaker, Tropicana, Doritos, Pipers, Naked, Copella, Lipton, Monster Munch and 7UP to name just a few! Our business covers the full product lifecycle from creating new flavours in our labs to dreaming up ad campaigns and delivering packs to stores. There’s plenty in between too.  

Everything Has a Purpose

A look at what inspires PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose journey.

We build brands we are really proud of and we have a mission to create more smiles with every sip and bite. Here at PepsiCo we think like entrepreneurs. We voice opinions fearlessly. We celebrate diversity and differences. We care about growing sustainably. And we get a lot of free Doritos.  

We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates to join our Quality & Food Safety Teams in Leicester, Cupar & Coventry on a 12 month placement programme.   

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 lots of fun. You will have lots of autonomy where your decisions will really make a difference to our business and in return you will have the chance to develop your skills and experience in a fast paced, energetic environment.  

What will you be doing? 

To support the Quality & Food Safety Team on delivering key Quality and Food Safety initiatives, specifically the key metrics for the site. This will include 

  • Supporting the Quality Specialists through trending of Consumer Complaints plus identification and facilitation of work streams for complaint reduction opportunities with site manufacturing teams 
  • Supporting the Food Safety Team to drive food safety performance through completion of audits and taking an active role in root cause analysis following food safety issues 
  • Supporting the site’s BRC Agenda by working on specific projects to drive continued improvements 
  • Being given real-life objectives to work on and you will be expected to make a noticeable contribution to your department 

What are we looking for?

  • A student currently in the second year of university studies, where the course includes the option of completing a sandwich placement during the third year following path to a degree level qualification Food Science/Food Science & Technology/Food Manufacturing/Food and Consumer Studies or equivalent 
  • Disruption. An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things 
  • Passion. For our company, for your development and for sustainability. 
  • Ambition. Eagerness to learn and grow your career and aspire to be our future leaders. 
  • Creativity. Bring your new thinking and fresh ideas to our brands. 
  • You! At PepsiCo we bring ourselves to work and embrace diversity and inclusion. We believe our differences is what makes us special. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • High degree of initiative and drive to maintain and improve Food Safety and Quality within a Manufacturing Facility 
  • Can think of new and innovative ways to develop systems and make existing things work more efficiently 
  • An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things 
  • Agile – Flexible approach with the ability to work with a demanding agenda and prioritise tasks  

What else do you need to know? 

This 12 month placement starts in July 2022, with a salary of £21,000.

Other Benefits: 

  • Vibrant culture 
  • Development and mentoring 
  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holidays  
  • Discounted PepsiCo products 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • And a whole lot more… 


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Opportunity Overview

  • November 1st, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £21,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Leicester, Cupar, Scotland and Coventry
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmacology

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