Life at PepsiCo
Our UK business spans 10 sites which create iconic brands that consumers know and love from snacks brands like Walkers Crisps to global household staples like Pepsi MAX, Quaker Oats and Tropicana.
Through our passion for innovation and a strong commitment to Winning with Purpose, we've become one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. Go just about anywhere and you'll find one of our brands - we're in over 200 countries - infused in the daily lives of billions and we're always on the look-out for motivated, passionate people to join our team.
We have a heritage to be proud of and are excited about pushing the boundaries and creating the brands of the future. But the real secret to our success is the team behind our brands, their unique vision and ways-of-working that really make PepsiCo UK a success.
When you join our winning team you’re getting more than just a job you’re starting a career working on iconic brands while enjoying our flexible, agile working style. Our fast-paced culture will allow you to shape your career based around your interests and thrive under our supportive leaders.
Within our UK business we have a range of roles across functions from Manufacturing and Engineering roles in our busy factories to Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, R&D and IT positions. Each role brings its own unique benefits and comprehensive training and development opportunities.
PepsiCo’s goal is to help you and your family live a healthy lifestyle and obtain quality health care when you need it. You can choose the health and insurance options that best meet your needs including; medical, cash plan, dental, eye care, critical illness, life assurance, health screening and income protection.
Our definition of success extends beyond work into a happy, healthy life. Whether you want to eat better, exercise more, improve your sleep, reduce stress or get out of debt, we have a programme to help you thrive. Figure out what matters most to you, choose the programmes to help you reach your goals and even earn rewards as you go.
Enjoy programmes and assistance to make life outside work a little easier and support your specific needs including; parental leave, child and elder care support, adoption assistance and employee discount programme. Other flexible benefits include childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership, holiday trading, Tastecard/Gourmet card and travel insurance.
For your retirement, PepsiCo offers a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme available to all employees, which includes a number of valuable benefits such as automatic life assurance benefit and additional dependents benefits plus the a choice of enhancing your pension through additional voluntary contributions.
Diversity and Inclusion
We want each and every PepsiCo employee to feel comfortable just simply being who they are and bring their full self to work. We celebrate what makes us all unique and know that to truly represent the communities around us we must reflect them in our workforce.
That’s why we’ve empowered our employees to champion diversity and set up grassroots groups to drive our diversity and inclusion agenda from the ground up, embedding it in our culture.
From our EQUAL team who work hard to drive conversations around LGBTQ+ issues and support local communities at Pride events to the BAME group who challenge our thinking and help us guard against unconscious bias and discrimination, we are happy to be supporting the people going above and beyond to drive positive change across all levels of the organisation.
We’re committed to achieving gender equality and increasing female representation in our workforce. We have set ourselves the target of having gender parity in all management roles by 2025.
Conversations around gender are driven by people from all levels of the business from our Leadership team who are striving to hit our 2025 target to our employee-owned group, Women at PepsiCo. The group aims to drive gender equality and empower colleagues by using real life tactics and tips.
We also have a number of recruiting and development initiatives in place including our female leadership programme, Strategies for Success, which focuses on helping female middle-managers reach their senior management potential.
Our work in this area has been recognised externally and we’ve been named a Times Top 50 Employer for Women for 15 consecutive years.
We're committed to building a workforce that represents people from all walks of life and help build a fairer society by giving equal opportunity to everyone.
We are passionate about developing our people at all levels of our business. We do this through regular training and career development tools designed to help them achieve their goals while contributing to the business. Our courses develop leaders at multiple levels of the organisation from first-time managers to senior executives.
We ensure that everyone across the business has regular check-ins with their managers about their career progression. We also have the PepsiCo University which offers online courses for all of our employees allowing them to up-skill at the touch of a button.
Our commitment in this area has led to us being recognised as a Top Employer nine years in a row.
It’s not just the skills of our current employees that we’re committed to developing, we’re also helping the next generation of workers develop the skills they need to create a bright future.
To help bridge the gap in STEM talent our network of over 100 STEM ambassadors deliver workshops to young people local to our UK sites and lead a number of initiatives from attending events and seminars to offering students industry placements.
In 2017 we embraced the Apprenticeship Levy as an opportunity to advance and standardise the training we offer front line employees by creating the Grow Our Own programme.
Over 300 apprentices later and we’ve never looked back! Creating our own apprenticeship programme increased our talent pipeline, improved the skills and capabilities of our workforce and has given our recruits an industry recognised qualification.
Our scheme is open to people of all ages, not just school leavers, and is designed to be the first step on a career in Food Manufacturing. The course is a mixture of on-the-job training and classroom learning, all completed under the careful supervision of our accredited training provider and will provide colleagues with a Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Manufacturing.