Every week was different. Week 1 and 2 consisted of zoom meetings where we learnt about the different channels in PepsiCo. Week 3, 4 and 5 was spent with sales development representatives where the goals was to establish relationships with shop owners and try and sell in PepsiCo products. The final week included an overview of marketing where we worked in groups to complete marketing challenges.
The internship consists of a variety of workshops and field weeks followed by a group 'Dragon's Den' challenge on the last day. This may differ from previous years as, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the internship had a hybrid home/field structure. During the weeks working from home, the interns were introduced to the vast range of functions and channels within the sales and marketing spheres (over the course of 3 weeks) which included presentations, challenges and networking opportunity. These would all take place over Zoom. For the weeks in the field, the interns were expected to assist in field sales activities in the TT and OT sectors.
Learning and understanding creative marketing strategies and how these can be applied to PepsiCo brands Producing social listening research by exploring posts across social media platforms to determine consumer opinions on PepsiCo products Working with ad agencies to feedback on ideas for future PepsiCo campaigns
My role is to assist the Engineering department in getting contractors in to replace/change pieces of faulty/inefficient equipment. This role involves a lot of communication with clients and colleagues. On a day-to-day basis your mornings will be taken up with daily meetings. The afternoons are yours, whether you need to get some paperwork done or a contractor in or you spend the time contacting said contractors.
Three weeks of the internship were virtual and involved participating in a series of workshops with PepsiCo's key departments (e.g. marketing, e-commerce, sales). The other three weeks were spent out in the field. One week shadowing a traditional trade SDR in supermarkets, one week shadowing an organised trade SDR in convenience stores and one week selling crisps to pubs and cafes in London.
Very varied tasks - fun introductions, then lots of workshops. All interactive with a lot of group presentations involved. 3 weeks of these workshops (virtual for me, usually in Reading HQ), including a final group presentation - a Dragon’s Den challenge which involves all your learnings. Learnings cover the business functions, brands, marketing, finance, R+D etc. Other 3 weeks is field sales in different channels - supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants.
Providing Process engineering support for new products being developed including making recommendations on new equipment required for production, validating equipment is replicable of full-scale lines and going through change management. Planning and running virtual and in-person trials on a range of different equipment and projects some involvement in different sectors of the business - marketing/ food safety/ product development
Every day is different! New Product Development Projects enabling the launch of new products to the market. Running and supporting factory trials, nutritional analysis and trends insights. Snacks sample preparation using pilot plant equipment. Cross-functional working with sensory, food safety, food quality, regulatory teams, marketing and commercial teams. You work with a wide range of people across many different functions and countries.
I was working as part of a team based onsite to investigate opportunties throughout the manufacturing process with the aim to identify possible process improvements. Daily tasks included morning meetings for project updates and following up on meeting actions. Interactions with many employees across various different departments was required on a day-to-day basis to enable a deep investigaiton into process faults and to aid in carrying out optimal fault finding. I was responsible for this kind of investigation and was based both in the factory and at the office.
My role required shadowing both the planner and engineer responisibilites. Completing the data analysis of the warehouse performance for the alst 24 hours as well as analysing engineer shifts performances depending on certain KPI's. My role required me to get involved in engineering projects where I gain valuable experience working among senior engineers.
Throughout the day, I am busy keeping on top of my emails and attending any meetings I have, whether that be with stakeholders for projects or with the whole of UK IT. Between my meetings, I am usually busy working on projects in my team or completing individual tasks and planning for any upcoming meetings.