Mars UK • United Kingdom

Mars Engineering Leadership Experience - Graduate Programme

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The Mars Engineering Leadership Programme (part of Mars Supply Chain 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 2021, or due to graduate in 2022.

  • You’ll be passionate about Engineering and Leadership and want to forge a career in the 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 £32,000, plus joining bonus, 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.



For more information, please visit careers.mars.com/UK/en/students-graduates

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.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022