As an Engineering Trainee you’ll be keeping our success story moving forward. Finding new ways for engineering, pushing forward innovative ideas and leading technically complex projects across Europe. You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference by helping to grow Mars and develop our world-class brands. Here at Mars, we think it is important that you can enjoy as many varied experiences as possible. From the moment you join, you’ll be responsible for your own engineering project and have the chance to develop new technical and leadership skills. You’ll also become part of an international trainee community

What will you be doing?

Our engineering scheme is designed to give you an in-depth insight into what life as an Engineer at Mars is really like. You'll take part in three different rotations across our Engineering functions, getting you ready for a fulfilling career tomorrow.

Year One
In year one you’ll be a Project Engineer, managing your own project such as designing a new production line for Pedigree or installing a new robotic wrapping machine for more than 800 Mars bars a minute.
Year Two
In year two, you’ll live and work abroad, expanding your cultural awareness and deepening your engineering skills through a more challenging project.
Year Three
In year three, you’ll gain your first line management experience, with your own team in a production or maintenance environment.


Getting hired is more than hitting the “Apply” button. We break down our process into three parts: Get to Know Us, Talk With Us, and Join Us. Understand these steps and you’ll be part of our family before you know it.
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Step 1

Explore Mars on social media

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Step 2
Research our different Graduate Schemes
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Step 3
Submit your application & online questionnaire
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Digital Interview
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Virtual Assesment Centre
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Get your offer
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Step 7
Meet your team and explore your site

Meet our Engineering Graduate

What do you do at Mars, and what did you do before? Before Mars, I studied a Masters in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath. Throughout University I had experience working in R&D for FMCG companies dealing with household cleaning products and dental care, as well as designing an Ice Cream plant in my Design Project. From this I knew I wanted a career creating something I use regularly and where I could physically see the impact of my work in a finished product. Therefore, the Engineering scheme at Mars was a great opportunity to develop my career.
My role now is as a Project Engineer at the Slough Chocolate site installing new lines in Malteser Production.
Rachel, Year 1 Engineering Trainee
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What's the best part of the programme? You are given real responsibility from day one. As a trainee, you are trusted to deliver projects as any other member in the team. This leads to amazing experiences to grow and adapt in a fast-moving company, especially with the role rotations including an international placement. But you are also given the support needed, not just by your team and line manager, through mentors, buddies, coaches and any other associate within Mars! Leila, Year 1 Engineering Trainee
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What makes Mars so special? Two things – first is the people at Mars! There’s such a huge depth and breadth of experience, personalities and cultures – it is a very open workplace, everyone looks out for each other and you will always find the support you need.
Second would be The Five Principles – it’s refreshing to see a business and its associates truly have common principles at its core, which act as the driving force for all the decisions made, no matter how big or small.
Ben, Year 3 Engineering Trainee
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