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Students & Recent Graduates

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES

Still in school or just finished? As you continue working hard at your studies or begin thinking about next steps, consider the Mars Leadership Experiences.

At Mars, our Leadership Experiences combine diverse experiences and continuous learning for students and graduates with an investment in you that’s personalized to you. Your manager and peers will guide you through our learn-on-the-job environment as you develop the ability to apply new skills to future challenges. Humble-and-hungry students and grads will quickly find that our unique culture grows the person as well as the professional, and opens up opportunities to explore many distinct careers as a leader across functions, segments and geographies within our purpose-led global organization.

    Are you a Student, looking for Internship experience?
  • Our Internship Placements, Co-op’s, Apprenticeship Programs provide meaningful real-world experience to students around the globe.
  • These programs present pathways into either our world-class Graduate Experiences or entry-level roles into the business.
  • Program length and duration varies country-to-country.
  • The internship experience can lead to the Mars Leadership Experiences or a direct entry role.
    Are you a recent Graduate, looking for a career in business leadership?
  • Our Mars Leadership Experience will stretch your business perspective and develop your ability to apply new skills to future challenges.
  • The Mars Leadership Experience is designed for those who have aspirations for general management.
  • To accelerate your development, participants will rotate across 3 diverse functions of the business including a year in Sales or Marketing and a year in Supply Chain/Manufacturing.
    Are you a recent Graduate, looking for a leadership career in your chosen technical area?
  • Our Mars Functional Leadership Experiences will enable you to develop deep technical skill and leadership capability in a specific function e.g. Finance.
  • The Mars Functional Leadership Experiences are designed for those who wish to pursue leadership career in a technical area.
  • To accelerate your development, participants will rotate across 3 different roles within their function to provide a rich understanding of their technical area.

LEARN HOW MARS HELPS OUR ASSOCIATES GROW BEYOND


MEET SAM: FINANCE MANAGER – SOUTH AFRICA

“Completing my first year of my Finance Leadership Experience on an international assignment was an incredible learning experience. From my arrival, I was given a challenging level of responsibility working as a financial custodian to the business, whilst also have the freedom to pursue projects that broadened my financial knowledge.

Working for a large global company like Mars provides great opportunities to experience different cultures and access unique learning possibilities. This year I’ve worked in 5 countries, visiting 3 factories across 8 Mars sites…and have a local role.

Being part of this program has tested my ability to adapt and learn, helped me build a network and given me a greater perspective. Today I lead a team of 5 people.


MEET ALICE: SALES MANAGER – CHINA

“I’ve met people at Mars who have believed in my potential more than I ever thought possible. In my time with the business, I have worked in roles across Human Resources, Customer Marketing and Sales. The development provided by the experiences I have had has now led me to now be a leader of a large team. To have such a variety of experiences as well as a high-level of responsibility early in my career was a surprise for me - but at Mars its part of the experience.”


MEET JOSSELIN: TEAM LEADER – FRANCE

“At night, as Team Leader in production, I am responsible for 20 people to make sure we deliver the M&M’s volume. No one else is in the factory…. It is a great feeling to be the one everybody will refer to in the factory; you really feel like you are owner of the business.

This is my 3rd year assignment as a Graduate Engineer in the Chocolate segment. I started as an Intern in the Petcare business. Even as an intern I remember how much responsibility I had on the job. I remember being told by the former production manager who said: “I want the line to be more efficient by decreasing non-quality cost. If you have good ideas, we can invest”.

I was successful in the internship and succeeded to become a Trainee Project manager. During my first-year assignment, I had a big budget to build a truck sampling station and I was responsible for implementing an Energy Monitoring System.

I liked both projects - the first one was pure project management and the second more about mindset change linked to energy consumption - which is a subject I care about.

I then moved to my next assignment abroad, in Veghel, the biggest chocolate factory of the world in the Netherlands. I was responsible to make the packaging flow more efficient and worked on continuous improvement.

I loved these experiences, and have kept in touch with friends I made in the different businesses.

Now I am a team leader, one of the most challenging leadership experiences that helps me achieve my goal of becoming a great leader.”

“I was amazed by how open Mars is. It was not unusual to find myself in the open office sitting right next to the General Manager.”

ANASTASIA
Supply Chain Trainee at Royal Canin

“The most wonderful thing about the Mars Internship Experience was that I saw the results of my work such as new packaging and promotional materials for the brands I worked on. This was an amazing feeling: you are an intern, but you already contribute to the business greatly.”

NAIRA
Former Marketing Trainee at Mars Petcare, now WHISKAS Brand Executive

FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT

At Mars, you will grow beyond what you can possibly imagine. Dive into the different functions and imagine how you could fit in and do more as a Mars Associate.

Our brilliant engineers drive how we produce and deliver the products people love around the globe.

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Our Logistics team strives to consistently produce and reliably deliver the best possible products to our consumers worldwide.

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The talented financial professionals at Mars provide the full spectrum of financial services to protect assets and guide strategic development.

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Our Procurement team gets to look across the entire supply chain and provides insight into everything from consumer perspectives to material functionality.

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Also known as People & Organization, this team creates conditions where our Associates can grow, learn and develop, empowering each individual to further his or her career.

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Information Services (IS), our global IT division, is constantly looking around the corner to see how our business takes advantage of the latest technologies. Our IS team develops, deploys and supports tech solutions.

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The Mars Manufacturing team works to consistently produce and reliably deliver the best possible products to our consumers worldwide.

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Mars Marketing Associates bring to life truly global brands. They’re given the freedom to think big, be creative and develop powerful ideas.

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Research and Development is the heartbeat of innovation at Mars and the champions of quality in our business.

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The Sales team lives for driving profitable growth through excellence in the eyes of our consumers, assuring availability, proper pricing and strong promotions.

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Associates in the Wisdom Health business unit are part of the Petcare segment exploring new frontiers in genomic science for companion animals.

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Still in school or just finished? Mars wants to help you achieve your dreams and will equip you with the tools and training to be successful at our company – and beyond.

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Our brilliant engineers drive how we produce and deliver the products people love around the globe.

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