Your future as a leader starts today. Our general Graduate Traineeship Programme: 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 consequences. The work will come thick and fast, preparing you for the challenges tomorrow.
The MLE comprises three 12-month placements. As a guide, you’ll typically follow a path through the three years with exposure to very different areas of our business. We offer the MLE with a focus on Demand (Sales, Category Management, Marketing) and Supply (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics).
What will you do
3 x 12-month placements
Opportunities to manage teams and projects
Join our global trainee community
Who are we looking for
University students from all study backgrounds
Passion to become a future General Manager
What are the benefits
Competitive starting salary
Inspiring mentors and coaches
Exposure to various segments and markets
Flexible working hours
Our Hiring Process
Applications for the Mars Leadership Experience open on February 8th and run through to March 31st 2021.
Register and apply
Hiring manager interview
Final assessment centre
Where you can do itFrom Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands, to Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South-Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Ukraine: there are locations all around the world where you can start your general leadership career at Mars. If we aren’t currently running the programme in your country of preference, sign up to our talent community for the latest Mars career opportunities. You can also explore our Functional Leadership Experiences.
Make valuable contributions
“In my current role I have freedom to pursue new learnings that I believe will enable me to make valuable contributions within the team. So far these learnings have been by upskilling myself in programming languages that enable me to manipulate data sets and either generate insights or automate existing processes. I find this highly rewarding as I've not only learnt new skills but I've then used these skills to make valuable contributions to the company that others will also benefit from.”
-Alexander, MLE Graduate
We value human beings: please be yourself
“From every recruitment we make I take the same insight - mostly the candidates that are the most honest about themselves including strengths and development areas are the most successful ones. We are all here to learn - no one is perfect and we value these differences in our Associates. Be yourself, reflect on what you are already doing well and what you want to learn. And also very important: Have fun in interviews and assessments.”
- Sebastian, MLE Program Manager
Development opportunities from day one
“I joined Mars as a Management Trainee and have now been associated with the organization for more than 5 years. In these 5 years, Mars has invested in my development as an associate right from day one. I have had the opportunity to work across functions and key geographies, with exposure to the holistic operations as well.”
- Neha, MLE Graduate
slide 3 of 3 Development opportunities from day one “I joined Mars as a Management Trainee and have now been associated with the organization for more than 5 years. In these 5 years, Mars has invested in my development as an associate right from day one. I have had the opportunity to work across functions and key geographies, with exposure to the holistic operations as well.” - Neha, MLE Graduate
Our Associate Stories
All our Associates have the opportunity to make a difference and have their voice heard. Want to know about their experience? Read their stories here.
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