PepsiCo Careers

General Operator Apprenticeship

Leicester, United Kingdom
Manufacturing and Production

United Kingdom - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 163550BR

Job Description


PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world’s most loved food and drink products where we have a great reputation for developing and launching products that our customers and consumers love.

Our Research & Development site in Leicester is currently recruiting for 2 GO Apprentices (1 Permanent and 1 Fixed Term Contract) to join us in the new year.

Whilst working for us as a General Operator you will complete a formal accredited training programme where you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations.


  • Operating, setting, stripping and cleaning of machinery within a zone whilst being accountable for a number of pieces of equipment, ensuring they are H&S compliant, at a set standard and identifying when they are not.
  • Effective operation of the equipment, optimise operation by making adjustments to process conditions to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Be flexible to cover a broad range of machinery and tasks, subject to frequent, often daily changes of trial plans or operating area.
  • Cover for colleague’s absence as and when necessary.
  • Participate in additional GPC tasks, like auditing, safety/Food safety teams, stock control, training others, LEAN activities or other related projects.
  • Maintaining high safety, hygiene and housekeeping standards
  • Pay rate of £8.66 per hour
  • Competitive Holiday and Pension Scheme
  • Access to flexible benefits
  • Monday to Friday working hours
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff discount shop
  • Access to staff gym
  • Free, secure on site parking



  • Experience in a manufacturing environment or operating equipment in an autonomous role
  • Good analytical, numerical and reading skills
  • Strong Team worker and contributor
  • A self-starter that is flexible, with a ‘can do,’ attitude to role and duties
  • Results driven and understands the link between action & results
  • A confident communicator with individuals at all levels
  • Organised and methodical
  • Conscientious and results focussed
  • Flexible and proactive with the ability to solve basic problems/trouble shoot processes
  • Mechanical and engineering aptitude and appreciation.
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Can work unsupervised and manage own work requirements
  • High ownership of results and work standards (Technical, Safety & Food Safety)

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline