Mars graduate scheme

INDUSTRIES Consumer products, ManufacturingANNUAL INTAKE 25DEADLINE Varies

About the company

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Mars is one of the world’s leading confectionery, pet care, and food product companies, with a portfolio of brands that includes M&M’s, Uncle Bens, Wrigley, and Whiskas.

Despite being an international business that operates in over 370 locations, the fact that Mars remains privately owned means that it’s more of a community than a huge corporate entity. The flat, open structure encourages staff of all levels to get involved in decision making, and there’s a great deal of freedom when it comes to carving a career here.

Specialist schemes are offered in Finance, R&D, Engineering, and Procurement. There’s also the Mars Management Development Programme for those who are looking for a more generalist route. With all options, support is given for professional qualifications, and there’s first class training and development opportunities. Over the three-year programmes, graduates will be exposed to a wide range of business challenges.

All graduates will be assigned a mentor to help them reach their full potential, with creativity and dynamic thinking being just as important as more traditional business skills.

The starting salary is highly competitive, and there’s an excellent benefits package.

Interesting fact

The company is fully owned by the Mars family.

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