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. You will have placements across Demand (Sales, Category Management, Marketing), Supply (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics), and Digital (Data & Analytics, Project Management, Functional Applications & Strategy).
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
Starting salary £32.000 (UK only)
Joining bonus £2.000 (UK only)
Inspiring mentors and coaches
Flexible working hours
Dogs in the office (depending on the office)
Our Hiring Process
Applications for Mars Leadership Experience are currently open.
Applictions From 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.
“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.”
Juliet, Early Talent Manager UK
“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.”
Neha, MLE Graduate
“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.”
slide 2 of 3 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
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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