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Manufacturing Manager Degree Apprentice

Coventry, West Midlands / Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

There's No One Else Quite Like You. Your Skills And Talents. Your Personal Experiences. Your Point Of View. Your Dreams.

Because we've seen the amazing things that can happen when we dare to be different ourselves, that's why we're continually taking on new challenges, introducing new products, delivering surprising moments and creating what's next. We're excited to see what we can accomplish when your skills, ideas and perspectives meet our dynamic team.

PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world's most loved food and drink products including; Walkers, Doritos, Quaker, Naked Juice and many more. We have a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love; through innovation and pioneering marketing of our products.

Globally, PepsiCo operates in more than 200 countries with an annual Net Revenue of over $66 billion. We are over 250,000 game changers, mountain movers and history makers, scattered around the world, and united by a shared set of values and goals. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola and Quaker. 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.

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.

To support in this ambition, PepsiCo is now on the lookout for its future technical leaders! This new Apprenticeship Programme is an exciting opportunity to shape your career and help you reach your full potential. The Level 6 Manufacturing Manager is a Degree Apprenticeship Programme that aims to develop and produce a highly skilled and capable individual. Academic knowledge underpins the vocational skills gained from the workplace to produce competencies relevant to the industry as a whole.

The apprenticeship programme - September 2023 start date

  • Offers an industry relevant degree programme that places the student's learning experience at the centre of every activity.
  • Provides a student the opportunity to develop intellectual curiosity, their powers of creativity and innovation, and to reach their full potential in all aspects of university life.
  • Provides a student opportunities for access and personal and professional development that will inspire a commitment to life-long learning.
  • Produces graduates who are better able to apply theory to everyday practical examples within their workplace and have the skills to be the very best version of themselves in their role.

  • Course Structure:

    • As is common practise with apprenticeships, you will spend 80% of your time gaining experience within roles across the supply chain functions and 20% studying with our partner university.
    • This study time will primarily be online, with block release for in person lectures and workshops roughly once per quarter. All travel & accommodation is covered by PepsiCo.
    • The programme modules are outlined below:

    Year 1
    Year 2
    Year 3
    Year 4

    · Managing Self and Others

    · Food Sector Business, Finance, People and Performance

    · Health & Safety, Energy and The Environment

    · Food Science

    · Project Management and Management of change

    · Factory Design and Process Control

    · Food Process Operations

    · Food Quality assurance, HACCP and Hygiene

    · Policy & Market Dynamics

    · Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement

    · Corporate Leadership and Governance

    · Planning, Forecasting and Logistics

    · Robotics & Autonomous systems
    · Food Law, Ethics and CSR

    · Foundation Project

    · Advanced Commercial Relationships & Negotiation Skills

    · Advanced Business Improvement and Productivity

    · Advanced Food Sector Business Finance People and Performance

    · Holistic Margin Management

    · Managing Supply Chain Relationships

    · Integrated Project

    · End Point Assessment

    • Workplace practical projects will enhance learning from the online and in person lectures whilst gaining hands-on work experience within the Food and Drink industry
    • At the conclusion of the course you will have reached the required standard to receive a BSc (Hons) Food and Drink Operations and Manufacturing Management Degree from a UK University.
    • Further information on the apprenticeship standard is available here:

What we're looking for:

  • Strong work ethic: Positive attitude, self-motivated; dependable, ethical, responsible and reliable.
  • Logical but agile and adaptable in approach:Able to structure a plan and develop activities following a logical thought process, but also able to quickly "think on feet" when working through them.
  • Problem solving orientation: Identifies issues quickly, enjoys solving complex problems and applies appropriate solutions. Has a strong desire to push to ensure the true root cause of any problem is found and a solution identified which prevents further recurrence.
  • Clear communicator:Use a variety of appropriate communication methods to give/receive information accurately, and in a timely and positive manner.
  • Team player:Not only plays own part but able to work and communicate clearly and effectively within a team and interacts/ helps others when required. In doing so applies these skills in a respectful professional manner.
  • Self-Motivation:A 'self-starter', with a thirst to learn and give their best, sets themselves challenging targets, can make their own decisions, demonstrating both tenacity and resilience

Entry Requirements:

  • GCSE at grade 5/6 (B/C) and above in Maths, English and a Science related subject

Salary and Benefits

You will be given a starting salary of £22,000 and be eligible for annual pay increases in line with other employees. Promotions are available at certain junctures in the course and will be rewarded appropriately.

We believe hard work is important, but we also know a balance is essential. We therefore provide some fantastic flexible benefits alongside a great work life balance; from a competitive pension scheme to discounted cinema tickets... there's something for everyone.

Recruitment process

1. Sumbit the application by 29th of May

2. Complete on-line video screening assessment sent to you by HR between 4th- 29th of May

3. Attend on-site Assesment Center on June/July.

Additional advert information

    • Vacancies: x3
    • Locations: x2 Coventry x1 Skelmersdale


Our 5,500 PepsiCo employees in the UK are the reason for our success. We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining good people.

Company programmes help our employees manage their careers, train for advancement, increase their knowledge and skills and participate in lifestyle and personal development opportunities.To attract and retain the best people, we believe in creating a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed.

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