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Mars Engineering Leadership Experience Graduate Programme 2024

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DEADLINE 4th December 2023
Slough | United Kingdom

The Mars Engineering Leadership Experience is an opportunity to join an International Graduate program that gives you the opportunity to develop and grow through three, 12-month placements responsible for different areas within Engineering at Mars.  You’ll help grow Mars and develop our world-class brands, whilst receiving unparalleled support for your own professional and personal development. 

The Engineering Leadership Experience program at Mars gives you the chance to develop new technical and leadership skills, innovate at Global scale, and build a career today, for a thriving tomorrow.

Each year we give you the opportunity to challenge yourself, increase your breadth of knowledge and develop yourself as a leader.  We’ll tailor each project to you and your own development path, so you can be sure what you’re doing will help you build yourself as a future leader.

What will I do?

  • Year 1 is the Project Engineers’ role where you’ll focus on building your technical understanding and get to know more about the world of Mars, and our world-famous brands.
  • Year 2 gives you the opportunity to understand different cultures and develop your own leadership style whilst working abroad – all with excellent support from Mars, both personally and professionally.
  • Year 3 will see you managing your own team, and putting your knowledge from previous years into action, helping develop other Associates, and building on your future career within Mars.

What do we need from you?

  • You’ll need a Master’s degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, having graduated in the past 1-2 years.
  • You’ll be passionate about Engineering and Leadership and want to forge a career in this space.
  • You’re not afraid of new challenges, and you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone, and question the norm in the pursuit of efficiency.
  • Ideally, you’ll have some experience managing a group or project, either within your degree, or from a previous internship or role.
  • You’ll be flexible, and willing to work abroad for at least one year, whilst holding the right to work in the UK for the other two years.  
  • You’re fluent in English and the language of the country you are applying for.

What can Mars offer you?

  • We’ll offer you a competitive starting salary of £33,000, in addition to several excellent benefits, including yearly company bonus. 
  • We’ll invest in you for the long-term, with industry-leading development opportunities, and access to Mars University, we’ll support you personally and professionally as you grow with Mars.
  • We’ll give you the opportunity to take hold of your own career path, forging a career in Engineering leadership that fits you and your goals.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to impact the world around you, through our brands, and Mars Purpose; The world we want tomorrow, starts with how we do business Today.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most talented people and build lasting friendships across your career.

About Mars

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA™ and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

DEADLINE 4th December 2023