Commercial Summer Internship

by PepsiCo


Job Details

23rd October 2020
Internship (1-4 Months)
Business Management, Consumer Products/FMCG, Marketing, Sales
Central London and City, East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside

Commercial Summer Internship

We're looking for undergraduate students with a can-do attitude who are curious to experience how a multinational company operates, to join our commercial team for 10 weeks in Summer 2021. No matter what your degree area, this is an exciting and unique opportunity to become a member of our sales team and make a real difference to the PepsiCo business. A tailored commercial training and induction, Head Office group challenge and networking with key PepsiCo employees from a number of different functions, including Marketing, Finance and HR, will stretch your ability and enhance your skills.

You’ll have an action packed induction week where you’ll be equipped with extensive company knowledge and sales techniques that’ll help you along your way. As you’ll be working independently for much of the time, you'll need to be self-motivated with great time management skills.  We'll give you a small company car with all the marketing and sales tools you’ll need and support you all the way.  

You’ll work independently for most of the internship; negotiating the deals and selling our amazing products to real customers. Once training is complete you’ll manage your own geographical area and visit local cafe’s or newsagents to increase the distribution of our products. You’ll also be rotated around other areas of the sales team completing individual and group tasks such as Ecommerce, Out of Home, Grocery and Marketing. This will be coupled with continued support and guidance from experienced PepsiCo employees in the form of mentors and buddies. You’ll enhance your commercial skills and business acumen throughout the internship and learn to analyze data, negotiate, build and maintain business relationships.

During your time spent at our Head Office in Reading, you’ll embark on a group challenge amongst other activities, network with other departments in the business and have the opportunity to hear about career journeys of some of our senior leaders. PepsiCo is known for developing top notch leaders and an inspiring place to work and his internship can be a fantastic start to a potential career with us. Many of our best summer sales interns have gone on to be offered a place on our Future Leaders Programme upon graduation.


They’ll be internships available in Reading, London and across the UK (you’ll be out based for half of the internship), and you’ll be given the option to state your preferred location further on in the application process.


What we’re looking for:

  • Full UK Driving License (essential)
  • 2nd year students in their penultimate year of study
  • Disruption. An intellectual curiosity and a willingness to challenge accepted ways of doing things
  • Passion. For our company, our customers, your development and for sustainability.
  • Ambition. Eagerness to learn and grow your career and aspire to be our future leaders.
  • Creativity. Bring your new thinking and fresh ideas to our brands.
  • You! At PepsiCo we bring ourselves to work and embrace diversity and inclusion. We believe our differences is what makes us special.
  • Independent and pro-active individuals who can work alone with minimal supervision
  • Exhibits a "can-do" attitude and a willingness to take on significant challenges
  • Demonstrates perseverance and resilience in the pursuit of goals
  • Displays responsible and ethical behaviour towards customers, suppliers and others in the organisation
  • Independent and pro-active individuals who can work alone with minimal supervision
  • You! At PepsiCo we bring ourselves to work and embrace diversity and inclusion. We believe our differences is what makes us special.

What else do you need to know?

This is 10 week summer internship starting mid-June 2021, with a competitive salary of £330 per week. You’ll be given a car for your role that you’ll need to be comfortable driving, and also must have a full, UK driving licence.

Our application window is scheduled to close on the above date, however, in the event of a large response we will close applications early. We would therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Assessment centres will be held from the week commencing 23rd November 2020, so please take this into consideration when applying for the role.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Walkers, Gatorade, Doritos, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. 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.

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