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. If you want to kick-start your career with a global FMCG, then Mars is the place for you. Our graduate traineeship programme is a perfect place to become a leader of tomorrow.
The MLE is a one year program which comprises four stints of 3-month duration in India. As a guide, you’ll typically follow a path through the one year program with exposure to very different areas of our business. We offer the MLE with a focus on Demand (Sales, Category Management, Marketing), Finance, and Supply (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics).
What will you do
4 x 3-month placements
Opportunities to manage teams and projects
Join our global trainee community
Who are we looking for
University students with a Business Administration or similar background
Passion to become a future General Manager
What are the benefits
Competitive starting salary
Inspiring mentors and coaches
Flexible working hours
Dogs in the office (depending on the office)
Our Hiring Process
Applications for the Mars Leadership Experience open in October and close end of December latest. If interested please contact your placement advisor to apply.
Final assessment centre
Where can you do it From Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, 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.
I got to travel through the MLE Program!
“As part of the MLE program, I have got an opportunity to travel across the country from Murshidabad in West Bengal to Kangra in Himachal Pradesh! I have been lucky to have worked with inspiring professionals as part of the programme who have given me the freedom to innovate. Mars is an organisation that is associate-centric and based on the 5 principles which sets it apart from other FMCG companies!"
- Suraaj Pathak, MLE Graduate
Indeed the best days!
“I couldn't have asked for a better organisation than Mars to kickstart my career. I got to experience cross-functional stints from Sales to P&O (People and Organisations). The MLE Program gives you a headstart and grooms you for future General Management roles given the program is so well rounded, comprehensive and structured. Moreover, I also was among 11 associates selected globally for a Global Early Talent and Employer reputation campaign to represent India as an employer of choice for students and graduates. It was an unforgettable experience!"
Ayushi Aggarwal, MLE Graduate
Make valuable contributions
“As an MLE in Finance, I have had stints across functions including Finance, Sales, Marketing, Supply & Supply Chain thus giving me a well-rounded experience on how the FMCG industry works. I got an opportunity to work on exciting and challenging projects. Additionally, being an associate at Mars, lets you experience a culture that is flexible and inclusive."
Chintan Pavani, MLE Graduate
A journey of self-discovery!
“Since day 1, the journey at Mars has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride filled with functional learning, personal development and self discovery! From factory visits to leadership sessions, to well designed rotational stints, this one-of-a-kind program provided me the chance to build a broad professional network and lead us on the way to becoming future General Managers. At Mars, you feel a part of the game right from the word go and are empowered by being given responsibilities to lead key projects. Not to forget, a chance to experience the unique Mars culture based on the 5 principles and a global and fun environment!"
Tulika Tewari, MLE Graduate
A finely curated program!
"The Mars Leadership Experience is a finely curated program and the mentors around you are invested in your learning and growth. The scale and breadth of experience that you get with the MLE Program is astounding! The best part about the program are the cross-functional experiences which widen your horizon and equip you with critical skills to excel in future roles! What particularly stood out for me was how open and approachable the senior management was. It is truly an empowering workpalce!"
Anish Chadha, MLE Graduate
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Our Associate Stories
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