PepsiCo Announces 110 Jobs as Part of Major 15.2 million Pound Investment in Leicester Walkers Site

Jul 5, 2012 6:00 PM ET
A member of the Leicester team checks the British potatoes as they arrive on site.

PepsiCo announces 110 jobs as part of a major £15.2 million investment in its W…

PepsiCo recently announced it is hiring 110 employees in Leicester as part of a major £15.2m investment in its Walkers manufacturing campus. The investment will support the introduction of a new production line at Leicester making potato crisps such as the Red Sky and Walkers Extra Crunchy varieties.

First established in Leicester in 1982, the Walkers site employs more than 2,000 people. As PepsiCo celebrates its 30th anniversary in the area, a number of long-serving members of staff are reaching retirement this year, having previously clocked up more than 800 collective years of service.

PepsiCo is now looking to both fill these vacancies while also creating new roles as the site expands. In the past year alone, Walkers has hired more than 300 people from the Leicester area to help boost the production team.

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