Mars, Incorporated is a family owned company. Our UK business is split into five key segments: Chocolate, Food, Petcare, Drinks and Gum and Confections. Mars in the UK is a leader in confectionery and ice cream, petcare, rice, sauces and drinks. We make some of the UK's most popular and familiar products including Mars, Snickers, Extra, Pedigree, Whiskas, Dolmio, Uncle Ben's, and KLIX.
The Mars graduate scheme
Whichever route you choose, you'll have access to a fantastic support structure - including experienced line managers and your own personal mentor, who'll be on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your programme. Responsibility will come quickly, and on a scale that you'd be hard pushed to find anywhere else. Plus you'll have freedom, and the opportunity, to drive your own development and ultimately determine your own destiny.
Two clear paths:
Broadly speaking, you can go one of two ways. If you're the kind of talented, decisive and unshakeably focused individual who just knows where their future lies, then one of our specialist programmes will be spot on. In a nutshell this is your chance to become an expert in Finance, R&D, Sales Development, Engineering or Procurement; your chance to gain professional qualifications that open countless doors; and your chance to absorb a mixture of first-rate technical training and invaluable commercial experience.
Alternatively, there's the generalist route: aka the Mars Management Development Programme (MMDP). Lasting three years, the MMDP provides business-leaders-in-the-making the opportunity to develop expertise across a range of functions. That breadth of front-line management experience, plus the endless senior-level support that comes with it, all adds up to create a development package that turns the very good into true business greats
Mars offers the following programmes:
- General Management
- European finance
- Research and Development
What you need:
Please note that you can only apply for one programme or placement.
A minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent at degree level and at least 300 UCAS points (non including any earned from general studies)