As the implementing partner of Tent Partnership for Refugees, we are organizing a professional mentorship program for women with refugee backgrounds. In this program, you will be matched with a professional from PepsiCo who will help you boost your professional development. For this program we are looking for female candidates with a refugee background who would like to shorten their distance to the labour market and/or would like to be supported in their search for a job. The program will start on the 13th of December. There is limited space, so register quickly for the PepsiCo Women Mentoring Program!

As a woman with a refugee background that would like to work, you are likely to face challenges in finding a job. For example, because you have a small professional network, know little about the Dutch labor market or find it difficult to meet employers. On top of this, women remain underrepresented on the Dutch labor market. To overcome these challenges, PepsiCo is offering this mentor program for you.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

About the Women Mentoring Program

This program will focus on the specific opportunities and challenges that female professionals may encounter in their work. As a mentee in the program, you will receive one-on-one guidance and support from a mentor from PepsiCo in multiple ways, including:

  • Setting career goals and formulating concrete next steps for your career during the 6 months of the mentor program;
  • Creating/improving your CV;
  • Creating a professional LinkedIn page to present yourself better on the Dutch labor market;
  • Preparing for future job interviews by practicing interview questions and discussing how to follow up;
  • Enhancing networking skills and learning how to identify opportunities to grow your network.

On the one hand, your mentor will share his/her knowledge, skills, and professional network with you. On the other hand, your mentor can also learn a lot from you! During the physical meetings and online check-ins, you will learn more about each other, work in general, and PepsiCo in particular.

About PepsiCo

We are PepsiCo, a global food and beverage manufacturer operating in more than 200 countries around the world. Our product portfolio includes a wide range of foods and beverages, including iconic brands such as Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream.

At PepsiCo, we strive to build a workplace as diverse as the smiles we create. In 2022, we made a commitment to hire at least 30 refugees in Benelux over the next 5 years in either professional positions, internships or production roles to build a better representation of the society.

To achieve our ambition, we joined forces with Tent, and launched a multi-year initiative: Refugee Women Mentorship program. The first wave of the program was a big success and we look forward to starting wave 2 soon!

What do we expect from you?

  • You identify as a woman;
  • You have a refugee background;
  • You would like to increase your chances on the labor market;
  • You are present during the online and live events (see Important dates);
  • From December on, you can meet once every week with your mentor, either in-person or online over the course of 6 months;
  • Must: your English is at a sufficient level to participate in this mentor program;
  • You are enthusiastic and motivated to get the most out of the mentor program;
  • You have access to a computer (with camera) and internet, which is necessary for video calls.

Important dates

  • Kick-off (live*): Tuesday 13 December 2022 @ PepsiCo Utrecht Office
  • First check-in (online): Tuesday 17 January 2023
  • Half a day in the office with your mentor (live*): February 2023 (discuss with your mentor which date and office location)
  • Second check-in (online): Tuesday 7 March 2023
  • Factory tour (live*): Tuesday 18 April 2023 @ Rotterdam office
  • Third check-in (online): Tuesday 9 May 2023
  • Closing event (live*): Tuesday 20 June 2023 @ PepsiCo Utrecht Office

*The live meetings will take place at PepsiCo and travel expenses will be compensated.

How do I register?

So, are you unsure which next steps to take in your career? Are you interested in learning how to get the most out of job interviews? Do you want to expand your professional network and get in touch with the right people? Then sign up for the new PepsiCo Women Mentor Program!

  • Please make sure that your CV has been uploaded;
  • If you are selected, we expect you to be present during the online and live events (see Important dates);
  • The registration deadline is on Tuesday the 11th of November.

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact us at info@refugeetalenthub.com. We hope that you will take advantage of this wonderful professional development opportunity!

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