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General Operator Apprentice - Skelmersdale

Competitive, shift allowance
Closing date
25 Mar 2022

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Contract Type
Logistics, Packaging, Production, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Why PepsiCo?

PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies serving more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

Every day millions of people in the UK enjoy our oats, snacks, juices and beverages. The 4,500 strong team behind these household names is spread across our 10 UK sites. Our vision is to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. Behind this vision lies a passion for sustainability and a commitment to doing business in the right way. We strongly believe that integrating purpose into our business strategy will be the key to our future success.

Join the world of PepsiCo Supply Chain, our Skelmersdale manufacturing site is a key part of the Walkers portfolio producing a wide range of snacks such as Snack-a-Jacks and Monster Munch. It is a fast paced and ever changing environment, we can go from idea to implementation in a matter of days. You will be inspired by the drive of your team and feel a true sense of connection and comradery with your colleagues who are proud to work at Skelmersdale.

Position Summary:
Reports to: Shift Operations Manager
Direct reports: None
Working Hours: 12 hour continental shifts, based on a 3/2 pattern across nights and days. This will include workings weekends and bank holidays.

Main Accountability:
Do you want to work in a Company that has a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love, where you can receive a formal accredited training programme via an apprenticeship where you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations?

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Start up, shut down and operation of equipment,
  • Co-ordination of other team members in the area,
  • Sanitation on the line,
  • Quality control with ownership of compliance checks and paperwork,
  • Seasoning interactions,
  • Housekeeping duties to ensure health and safety and hygiene is adhered to,
  • Operation in accordance with the site environmental management system.

What we are looking for:



  • Confident communicator with a positive self-starter attitude who is conscientious and focused on results,
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to learn how to operate equipment in an autonomous role,
  • Basic numerical, reading, analytical and computer skills,
  • Organised and methodical person, but not afraid of working under pressure,
  • Flexible and proactive person with the ability to solve basic problems.

Salary & Benefits:



  • £26,608.50 per annum (inclusive of shift allowance)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday)
  • PPE provided by the business
  • Staff discount shop
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidized Canteen
  • Long Service Rewards

We pride ourselves on our superb work force. The people in this business genuinely care about doing a great job! We have a common goal - strive to continuously improve our business performance and our own personal development. With the majority of executive team having been promoted organically, we are continually developing and encouraging our employees to push themselves further and offer them support with their continual learning. Career progression is incredibly important to us and we provide great opportunities to grow a long term career.




If you're ready to build a fantastic career with some of Britain's best-loved brands, bring your unique talents to our existing business and, together, there's no limit to how far we can go.

PepsiCo are currently the world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages. We employ over 5,000 people across many different locations in the UK. Many of our brands are firm favourites for the nation – Walkers Crisps is the UK’s favourite crisp brand, Tropicana is the UK’s number 1 juice brand and Quaker Oats is the UK’s favourite oats company

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