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PepsiCo UK named one of Britain’s top employers

May 27, 2016 | Business

One of East Durham’s biggest companies has been recognised as a top employer for the fifth year running.

Certification has been awarded to PepsiCo UK, based on Peterlee Business Park, by The Top Employers Institute, an independent organisation that analyses the practices of employers around the world.

After rigorous assessment, PepsiCo UK was recognised as an organisation that delivers the highest standards in employee conditions, with particular excellence in the areas of finding and retaining talent, learning and leadership development, career management, and company culture.

Miriam Ort, Head of HR at PepsiCo UK, said: “At PepsiCo UK, we are committed to investing in our employees. Ensuring excellent opportunities to have a compelling career across the organization is what sustains our ability to attract and retain top talent. This award reflects our dedication to maintaining a healthy and winning organization, and making PepsiCo UK a fantastic place to work for our 5,000 colleagues across the UK.”

Eleanor Nickerson, Director of UK Operations for the Top Employers Institute, said: “The Top Employers Institute examines the HR practices and offerings that each participating company puts in place for its people, to create and maintain optimal employee conditions.

“Our in-depth examination concluded that PepsiCo UK & Ireland provides an outstanding employee experience, with high quality initiatives that engage, reward and motivate employees, ensuring that people can develop themselves personally and professionally, and build a rewarding career.”

The Peterlee plant of PepsiCo UK predominantly produces potato crisps for the Pepsi-owned Walkers brand. It is also the location of the Walkers Regional Distribution Centre.