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Applications for our Mars Leadership Experience Program are officially open!
Are you ready to launch your career with a company where you can make a real impact on people, their pets and the planet? You could be the driving force behind some of the world’s most loved brands including Mars, Snickers, Extra, Eclipse, Maltesers, Pedigree, Whiskas, Royal Canin, Dolmio, Bens Original and Masterfoods.

What is special about the Mars Leadership Experience Program?
The Mars Leadership Experience is not your average graduate program! Our award winning, 2-year program is packed with great experiences, opportunities and learning. 
To us, every graduate is a potential leader. That’s why we offer you the unique opportunity to step into a real role, right from the start. You’ll be given real responsibility and empowered to make an impact right from the get-go. 
Our graduates complete 2 x 12-month rotations across our business in Australia and New Zealand, allowing you to truly experience the breadth of our business. We have multiple factories and offices across Australia and New Zealand, and we are looking for open minded graduates who are willing to take on any experience across locations and functional groups. 
With mentorship from senior leaders, hands-on experience, and a collaborative environment, you’ll rapidly develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a future leader and fast track your career.

Check out our 2025 Mars Leadership Experience Streams

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Sales & Marketing (Australia)

Our Sales & Marketing teams drive our business forward by building strong retailer relationships and boosting consumer demand and loyalty.
The Marketing team creates demand through brand awareness, consumer engagement, and loyalty, crafting compelling narratives from customer insights and iconic campaigns.
Our Sales teams focus on building strong relationships with our retailers and distributors. They work closely with our retail partners to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes, ensuring our products are well-represented and readily available to consumers.
Preferred educational background or interest:
Open to any degree discipline, Marketing degrees would be highly regarded
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Supply Chain (Australia)

Our Supply team is the driving force behind our operations, ensuring products are delivered efficiently to meet consumer demand.
The Supply team bridges the gap between our manufacturing sites and our customers, working hard to maintain the availability of our products.
By overseeing our international and national supply chain, they ensure regulatory compliance, timely deliveries, and optimal transport methods, reducing costs and improving the experience for customers and retailers
Preferred educational background or interest:

Business, Commerce, Management, Supply Chain / Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Economics, International Business
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Engineering (Australia)

Our Engineering team plays a critical role in our success, ensuring efficient and sustainable production of our iconic products.
By focusing on sustainability and continuous improvement, the Engineering team plays a crucial role in delivering high-quality products while minimizing our environmental impact.
From troubleshooting issues, to running projects  to streamline operations, no two days are the same in this dynamic team.
Preferred educational background or interest:
Mechanical or Process Engineering preferred, but open to all Engineering disciplines
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Procurement (Australia) 

Our Procurement team is the backbone of our efficient and cost effective operations, managing supplier relationships to keep everything running smoothly. 
They source the best goods and serviced at the right price, handle supplier negotiations, and ensure all raw materials and packaging are available.
From evaluating suppliers to managing contracts, they ensure we get what we need, when we need it, in the most sustainable way possible. 

Preferred educational background or interest:
Commerce, Economics, Business Finance, International Business, Engineering, Procurement & Purchasing
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Multi-Function (New Zealand) 

Our New Zealand business is a diverse mix of passionate Associate who focus on the marketing, sale and distribution of our products within NZ. 
With Teams accross Sales, Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing and HR, graduates in New Zealand will complete one rotation in Sales and then a second rotation in a diffferent function.  This builds exceptional breadth in our graduates which positions them to become leaders in the FMCG industry.  

Preferred educational background or interest:
Open to any degree discipline


Who are we looking for?
We’re passionate about developing great future leaders as well as amazing products. We can teach you all the technical stuff, so what we’re looking for is individuals who...

Our Selection Process

Our selection process is a two-way street, focused on giving you real insight into what it's like to work at Mars. 
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Find your perfect career
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Submit your application
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Online Tasks
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Video Interview
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Leadership Panel
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Who can apply?
We welcome your application if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and have completed a bachelor’s degree before commencing the program.

Some tips for your application…
Take some time to get to know us. There’s heaps of great information on our website, LinkedIn and socials. Doing your research will help you to clearly articulate why you would like to join the team at Mars.

Be yourself. We want to see the real you, and the unique qualities you have that set you apart from others. Don’t try and “fit the mold” – let your personality shine!

Think about your interests, passions, motivations and experience. How do these make you a great fit for a career at Mars?

Be clear, concise and specific. Take the time to ensure that your application is well structured and organised. Read the question being asked and ensure that your response answers that question. Use language that is easy to understand and avoid jargon.

We cant wait to hear from you!

Inclusion & Diversity
At Mars, we care deeply about fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all individuals feel valued and empowered. We believe that a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences enhances our ability to innovate and grow.  

We understand that each candidate’s needs are unique and we are committed to ensuring an accessible and supportive application process. If you require any accommodations or additional support during the application process, please let us know when you apply. We are here to help!

Hear from our graduates!

Take a look at our 2023 Graduates, Reisha and Josh as they take you through their "Day in the life of" working for Mars Australia and Mars New Zealand. 

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

A career journey that's right for you

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All interns and graduates benefit from coaching throughout their programs. Graduates will also benefit from a senior mentor as part of the program framework.
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Mars Ambassador Program

With the Mars Ambassador Program, Associates spend two to six weeks working with non-profit partners, making a positive difference to major social and environmental issues.
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Sustainability at Mars

Our Sustainable in a Generation initiative works to reduce our impact on the planet. Read more here.
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Mars University

Mars University provides high-quality learning for our Associates, 24/7. This combines with a whole culture of learning, where we naturally collaborate and learn from each other.
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Associate Resource Groups
With over 90 ARG groups globally, you can impact the communities you care about.
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Be Well Together

​​​​​​​We take a holistic approach to Health & Wellbeing. Our Be Well Together Program helps to boost your health, energize your day, and live your purpose.

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