Start your future today! Our Graduate Programs provide you with a unique combination of diverse experiences and learning, meaning that you can get the career you want tomorrow. The authentic culture at Mars grows the person as well as the professional, opening opportunities to explore many distinct careers across our global business.
About our Programs
Our programs are designed for graduates with a specialist discipline interest who are looking for a leadership career in a specific business. Join our Mars Australia and New Zealand Graduate Program and you'll develop leadership capabilities, deep technical knowledge, and functional skills today to set you up for long-term success tomorrow.
During the two-year program, you will work on meaningful projects within our chosen discipline, whilst gaining exposure to other areas of our business.
With streams in Engineering, Research and Development, Sales & Marketing, People & Organisation, Digital and Multi-Sales, the program consists of two assignments which are aligned with your individual development needs and business opportunity.
What makes us stand out from the rest? Our focus on your development and our flexibility for your next step to be right for you. We don’t have forced rotations into functions or to timelines that may not suit you – we move you into your second assignment at a time, and into a role, that is right for you. Supported by a team of Associates who care about your progression, you will also have regular connections as a graduate cohort, and access to graduate-specific Skills Pathways and Learning and Development opportunities
R&D Graduate Program
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.
Sales and Marketing Graduate Program
This program us 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) expereince, including the opportunity to work closely with our Marketing teams.
Engineering Graudate Program
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 equp you with the functional and leadership skills you need to become a future leader in the Engineering industry.
People & Organisation
Our People & Organisation Graduate program is designed for individuals keen to start their careers in the HR & Talent space. This role is a two year, accelerated development program designed to set you up for success on your path to becoming a future leader at Mars where you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of roles across Employee Onboarding, Talent Management, Training & Development & Business Partnering.
Data and Analytics
Our Data & Analytics role is an outstanding opportunity for building an exciting career in the Digital space. This role is a two year, accelerated development program designed to set you up for success on your path to becoming a future leader at Mars where you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of roles across Product Design, Data Analysis, Project Management and Predictive Modelling.
Multi- Channel Sales and Marketing (New Zealand)
This is an exceptional opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the consumer’s needs articulating product benefits, value propositions, and business solutions to meet those needs, and the perfect foundation to set you up for success on your path to becoming a future leader at Mars. You will have the opportunity to build solid client relationships, execute compelling marketing and innovation plans, leverage insights into action, and become a trusted advisor to a range of stakeholders.
Made By You Mars videos
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 career journey that's right for you
All interns and graduates benefit from coaching throughout their programs. Graduates will also benefit from a senior mentor as part of the program framework.
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.
Sustainability at Mars
Our Sustainable in a Generation initiative works to reduce our impact on the planet. Read more here.
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.
Associate Resource Groups
With over 90 ARG groups globally, you can impact the communities you care about.