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Start your future today! Our Graduate Experiences provide you with a unique combination of diverse experiences and learning, meaning that you can get the career you want tomorrow. The unique culture at Mars grows the person as well as the professional, opening opportunities to explore many distinct careers across our global business.​​​​​​​

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We want to make sure we’re providing the support you need to achieve your long term career goals. By working together today, we can build a successful tomorrow.

Mars Australia Functional Leadership Experience

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Programme Overview

This program is designed for graduates with a specialist degree who are looking for a leadership career in a specific business area. Join our Mars Functional Leadership Experience and you'll develop leadership capabilities, deep technical knowledge, and functional skills today so that you can lead a department tomorrow. 

Functional Leadership Experiences

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R&D Functional Leadership Experience

This program is your opportunity to explore various aspects of R&D and develop your technical expertise. The program is across two years, with two assignments over the duration. You will gain invaluable experience, develop new concepts and work on manufacturing solutions in both regional and global R&D teams.
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Engineering Functional Leadership Experience

Our Mars Engineering Experience is the perfect foundation for an exciting career in Engineering. It offers a mix of practical and professional experiences designed to equip you with the functional and leadership skills you need to become a future leader in the Engineering industry.
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Sales and Marketing Functional Leadership Experience

This program is designed for graduates who are eager to become the sales leaders of Mars within the FMCG industry. Over a period of two years, you will gain exposure to cross-channel, and cross-function (within sales) experience, including the opportunity to work closely with our Marketing teams. 

What will you do 
  • Two assignments over two years
  • Involvement in dedicated graduate development
  • Operate in real roles in the business
Who are we looking for 
  • University students from a variety of degrees who are passionate about FMCG​​​​​​​
  • Drive to become the leader of tomorrow in your field of interest​​​​​​​
  • Humble and driven graduates who are ready to learn
What are the benefits
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Inspiring mentors and buddies
  • Flexible hours and work balance
  • Dogs in the office (in Melbourne)
  • Free chocolate
Where are we recruiting
  • Melbourne (Sales and Marketing)
  • Wyong (Engineering and R&D)
  • Wodonga (Engineering and R&D)
  • Ballarat (Engineering and R&D)

Our Hiring Process

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Online Application
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Online Cognitive Assessment
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Video Interview and Behavioural Assessment
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Assessment centre
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Final Face to Face Interview

Mars New Zealand Leadership Experience

Program Overview
Your future as a leader starts today. The Mars Leadership Experience (MLE) is the perfect grounding for a career in business leadership. You’ll manage projects, lead teams, take on roles with local and international exposure and make decisions with real outcomes. The work will come thick and fast, preparing you for the challenges tomorrow.
What you’ll do
The MLE comprises two 12-month placements. As a guide, you’ll typically follow a path through the two years with exposure to areas of our business including Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, HR and Digital Technologies. Every aspect of our business is open for you, so that you can learn what you love today and change the way we do business tomorrow.

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A closer look at Mars

We have fun. We innovate. We explore. We work towards making our world a better place today and every day. Want to know more about our work, culture, and people? Then follow us on Instagram  @mars.anz

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