Apprenticeships - Careers | Mars, Incorporated


Joining an Apprenticeship with Mars will give you the opportunity to gain amazing experience, learn new skills and earn real money from day one. You’ll be joining a community made up of like-minded people, including lots of other apprentices, and spending time between college and one of our sites across the UK. We offer schemes in Engineering and Manufacturing, all which involve you taking part in fantastic training courses and team-building events whilst tackling real challenges and taking on real responsibility. You'll need to be a great team player and communicator, with the motivation to get results and a positive mindset. As a Mars apprentice, you will get professional experience and on the job development second to none.

The Apprenticeships we offer

Engineering, Slough - 4 years

Over the 4 years you will be working towards the Mechatronic standard, which gives skills in mechanical and electrical disciplines. You will spend year 1 full time at college where you will be working towards the Mechatronic standard and a BTEC Level 3. Year 2 you will be in the factory and getting hands on experience alongside your BTEC Level 3 at college. In years 3 and 4 you will continue with the Mechatronic standard, working in the factory and spending a couple of days at college studying towards a HNC Electrical Engineering.

Manufacturing, Slough - 4 years

You will be working towards the Advanced Food Process Operator standard. Year 1 will be spent full time at college working on the Mechatronic standard foundation and a BTEC Level 3. Year 2 will see you come into our factory and get hands on experience, alongside this you will work towards the Advanced Food Process Operator standard as well as completing your BTEC Level 3 through college. For years 3 and 4, you will continue with your Advanced Food Process Operator standard whilst working in our factory and studying some days at college to work towards a HNC in Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering, Melton Mowbray - 4 years

In year 1 you will spent two days per week at Vogal's Training Centre and one day per week at Loughborough College, the remaining two days per week will be spent in our factory getting hands on experience. During years 2, 3 & 4 you will spend four days a week in the factory and 1 day a week at college. At the end of the four year apprenticeship you will have achieved a Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Mechanical or Electrical Engineering as per MOET standard ST0154/03 & HNC (Level 4) in Engineering.

Engineering, Kings Lynn - 4 years

During the 4 years you'll be working towards the City & Guilds Level 3 Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance qualification, followed by a Level 4 qualification in engineering. In partnership with the College of West Anglia, each apprenticeship year is broken down into four 13 week placements where you'll learn about a specific technology. The second half of your Apprenticeship will see you on shift with one of our shift technical teams to ensure you get a practical grounding as you develop towards a qualified engineering technician. The robust and structured development support is also designed to enhance your soft skills, through one-to-one business mentors and regular opportunities to engage with higher management throughout the scheme to help you excel in your future career. 

Making Your Application
We open for applications on 6th November, and all of our apprenticeships have a start date the following September.
In terms of the process, initially we’ll ask you to send us your application through this website. The next stage is a telephone interview. If you do well at this stage, we’ll invite you to a panel day, which will include a group discussion exercise, a problem solving exercise, a presentation, and an interview. You will also get a factory tour with one of our current apprentices so you can see our environment for yourself, and hear about life with us as an apprentice from someone who’s already been in your shoes.

In the meantime, please register your interest for our Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship schemes here: Register your interest >>