We recruit a diverse range of recent graduates who are looking for a leadership career in the finance area. Our Graduate Traineeship: Finance Leadership Experience will enable you to develop both functional and leadership capabilities while experiencing various areas of Finance today, so you can become a Versatile Business Partner tomorrow. The program is a solid foundation for future finance leaders who can become later a manager, lead a team, or fulfil themselves as an individual contributor in a strategic position.
What are the benefits?
Not only will you have a competitive starting salary of £33.000 plus a joining bonus of £2.000, there are also endless opportunities to develop yourself and have a positive impact on our business through 3 different rotations including the opportunity to gain international experience through working in regional projects or placements abroad.
You can expect: An employment contract for an indefinite period, a bonus system dependant on individual and business results, a full range of benefits including flexible working hours and the possibility of combining remote work with office work; support from an experienced mentor, coach, trainers, and the best managers; additional support in developing crutial compentencies in a series of training sessions, as a part of a dedicated Leadning & Development program that will help you develop all the skills necessary to become one of our future leaders and company paid CIMA (including study leave).
3 x 12-month placements
Opportunity to gain cross cultural experience through working on regional projects or placement abroad
Placement in different areas of finance: supply finance or market finance, internal control or audit or digital solutions and experience different Mars segments (Petcare, Mars Wrigley, Food)
What will you do
Play an important role in local, regional or global projects and teams
Work towards CIMA qualification (fees paid and study leave provided) - UK only
Join our global trainee community
Who are we looking for
2:1 bachelor´s degree in any discipline (UK only)
Internationally mobile - your second or third year could take you outside of your home country
Passionate to become a future strategic leader in finance
Our hiring process
Register and apply
Virtual assessment centre
Where you can do it
You can join in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Egypt and Denmark. 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 General Leadership Experience, the Supply Chain Leadership Experience or other entry roles.
Want to be inspired by the innovative projects, opportunities and people that motivate and challenge us every day? Then look at what our graduates have to say about Mars!
Sharaga - MFLE Year 2
"My experience on the Finance Graduate Program at Mars has certainly exceeded my expectations. Along with continuing education of the business and finance the programme has allowed me to invest time in my development journey with the use of our great network of Leaders. As result I have seen myself continuously grow and unleash my full potential."
Emily - MFLE Alumni
“The MFLE journey has been a once in a lifetime experience, it has been incredible the amount of support Mars has invested into my personal development journey. It has also allowed me to develop a fantastic and extensive network."
James - MFLE Alumni
“In today´s uncertain times, Mars continues to invest behind and back talent. This is a testament to the company´s attitude and focus on its talent strategy. I have enjoyed 10 years working across various countries and roles within Finance. The MFLE was a fantastic platform to help me develop both personally and professionally, in pursuit of my ambition of becoming a CFO within the Mars organisation."
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