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ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

We’re really hot on engineering at Mars. Hardly surprising, since engineering has made us into the business we are today. A true global giant. So we think it’s important that, as one of our engineers, you get involved in an incredible variety of projects from the moment you get here. Because engineering here is about more than just the design and implementation of projects. As well as the nuts and bolts stuff you’ll also be working with our marketing, finance and logistics teams as you scope out the wider business impact of your work. In effect, although you are coming in on the graduate development programme, you’ll be a project manager with all the responsibility that comes with that. We're looking for people who can build great leadership skills as well as develop their technical capability.  

What will I be doing?
Each of your three placements will last eight months. And they’ll all be completely different so that you get a broad range of transferable skills. You could find yourself working closely with Production, Maintenance and Reliability or R&D on anything from developing a new production line to installing a new robotic wrapping machine to wrap more than 800 Mars Bars a minute. Expect to lead projects and to work as part of a wider team. And expect to gain an in-depth commercial understanding of how a large-scale production facility operates, to learn about the health and safety requirements of working in manufacturing and to develop a strong set of technical, leadership, customer and project management skills.

What support can I expect?
You’ll have plenty of chances to shape your own development. If you want to develop a particular technical skill or learn new coaching techniques, you can. Our programme is also IMechE accredited. But no matter what your discipline you’ll be able to work towards chartered status with the support from our best line managers, mentors and graduate buddies.

Where will I be working?
There’s usually a constant stream of opportunities at our sites across the UK. Your home site could be based near London, Nottingham, Plymouth or Leeds. The programme is designed in a way that gives you the great opportunity to undertake a placement at one of our other UK sites and experience engineering in a different part of the business. This means that although we will ask you for your location preference, you’ll need to be flexible about location during your time on the programme to be able to get the most out of it.

What is the starting salary?
The starting salary is £30,000 plus a £2,000 joining bonus.

When are pay increases and bonuses?
Individual performance-related pay increases are made at the end of each placement. A company performance bonus is received annually as a one-off payment.

What is the criteria?
A 2:1 degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Chemical Engineering. Please note you can only apply for one programme.

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Deadline: 30th November 2017.