The manufacturer announced it was hiring for 31 permanent positions at the site and more than 100 temporary roles.
These roles included general support operatives, warehouse operatives, shift technicians, cost technicians, an environmental health and safety manager and manufacturing technicians.
A Walkers spokesman said: “Our Leicester site brings some of the nation’s favourite snacks to people up and down the country – all made possible by the 1,100 or so people who work in our manufacturing facility.
“Demand for much-loved products like Walkers crisps and Sensations has been on the rise, which means we’re looking for more people to help us make these iconic snacks. We’ll provide all the training – we’re just looking for enthusiastic workers with a passion for food.”
Walkers is also recruiting across its Coventry, Lincoln, Skelmersdale and Cupar sites.
The recruitment campaign at the Leicester site followed a £14m upgrade of the drinks and snacks manufacturer’s Southern Regional Distribution Centre, marked as one of the company’s biggest logistics investments in the UK to date.
PepsiCo said the investment would enable it to better meet growing demand for its Walkers brand crisps – previously, it relied on overspill sites that required crisps to be stored and transported to other locations.
This year also saw the global drinks and snack giant invest £24.5m into its Walkers crisp factory in Lincoln in order to upgrade its facilities and open a £187m sustainable manufacturing plant in Poland.
Meanwhile, construction of a new multi-million pound oat processing plant in Northamptonshire has begun, promising to create 60 new jobs at the factory once construction is complete.
A joint venture between Frontier Agriculture, Camgrain and Anglia Maltings Holdings, the new site promised to reduce food miles and provide easy access for manufacturers to cereal-based ingredients.