PepsiCo UK Industrial Placement - Packaging

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31 Aug 2020
28 Sep 2020
Start Date
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.

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 Packaging Research & Development team based in Leicester a 12 month placement programme.

'I was welcomed by the friendly yet hard working and professional environment that is central to PepsiCo's culture. My work at PepsiCo has filled me with a great sense of pride and they have definitely helped me prepare for my final year at University as well as whatever my future career may hold.'

- Sophie Clark

In your role you will support the Packaging team with creating innovative packaging designs for the Europe Foods portfolio. This includes hands on experience in organisation, execution and analysis.

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.

What you will be doing:

  • Creative packaging development within R&D
  • Packaging Development including development process, trial organisation and execution, analysis and reporting results to peers and line management.
  • Working with product insights and analytical teams to measure packaging attributes.
  • Communication (written and verbal) of project updates to Line Manager.
  • Other activities will include arranging and conducting packaging tests and analysis, administration, submitting samples for laboratory analysis and reporting back to key members of the project teams.

  • Packaging prototyping and preparation.
  • Contribute to Health & Safety education and Health & Wellness activities.


What are we looking for:

  • Undergraduate student, following path to a degree level qualification in Product Design/ Industrial Design/ Packaging/Engineering /Design/Material Science.
  • High degree of initiative and drive to deliver results of trials and activities with the ability multi-task

  • Passion for creativity and innovation in packaging / product development
  • Keen to gain experience of working in the Food/Packaging Industry
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to a diverse audience.
  • 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.

What else do you need to know?

The placement starts in July 2021, and will last for 12 months, with a salary of GBP21,000

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???

'The opportunities that PepsiCo have offered me as part of my role have been tremendous. I have been involved in multiple projects and activities on top of my day-to-day role which keeps my placement super exciting. I have met some outstanding and friendly people who I know I will keep in touch with after my placement year. The culture here is so collaborative and supportive that I'm never afraid to ask questions or ask to learn new things.'

- Niyanee Porter

Application Closing Date - 23rd October 2020

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 as soon as possible...... click apply for full job details

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