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Students & Graduates

Start your future today. Our Internship and Leadership Experiences provide you with a unique combination of diverse experiences and learning, meaning that you can get the career you want tomorrow. The unique culture at Mars grows the person as well as the professional, opening opportunities to explore many distinct careers across our global business. 

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We want to make sure we’re providing the support you need to achieve your long term career goals. By working together today, we can build a successful 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.

General Leadership ExperienceExperience

Our Mars Leadership Experience takes the best graduate talent of today and works with them to create a better future. The experience is designed for recent graduates who have aspirations for general management. During your time with us you’ll work across three diverse parts of the business, including a year in Sales or Marketing and a year in Supply Chain and Manufacturing.
Students and Grds

Who you are

A wide variety of people come to work for Mars, but they share the same core attributes and a passion to drive for success and quality in everything they do. We’re looking for people who are well organized and able to build strong connections, as well as flexible enough to adapt to challenges and able to proactively manage their own development, including asking for help when needed. Our working culture embraces difference, so we welcome people who can bring new ideas to our business.

What you'll do

We want to open up opportunities for you to explore today, so that you can lead Mars in the future. There are many distinct careers as a leader across our different brands, disciplines and geographies. Our Leadership Experiences help you to work towards a brighter future through diverse experiences and continuous learning, with a personalized investment in you.

Our Associate stories

Our business is built by our talented Associates. Find out what they have to say about working for Mars.
MELE trainee Amy Ross
Amy Ross
From Intern to Graduate: My International Mars Graduate Journey
Harriet Mars Global Employer Branding Intern
Harriet Maxted
Five Things I have learnt doing an internship at Mars
Marlie Joosten Regional Account Manager
Marlie Joosten
Five roles In Five Years: How The Company I Work For Made This And More, A Reality 
Caroline Ploux
Caroline Ploux Building A Voice In A World Of Opportunity

A closer look at Mars

We have fun. We innovate. We explore and we work towards making our work a better place today and every day. Want to know more about our work, culture and people? Then follow us on Instagram @marscareerssouthafrica

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