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Job Description

Job Description:

Sales Executive Apprentice

Bradford (remote)

Salary £22,000 + annual company bonus

Mars have been a global company, and family-owned business for over a century. For generations, you and your family — including the four-legged members — have loved our brands, products and services. Some of our most loved products include M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, Ben’s Original™, and Dolmio®.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Mars Wrigley on an 18 month Apprenticeship, where you will be working towards the Sales Executive Apprenticeship – Level 4 qualification. This role offers the ability to progress and build a career within Mars post completion of the Apprenticeship.

You will take 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 gain a professional qualification, as well as on the job experience.

What would be your responsibilities?

  • Develop effective relationships with all key contacts within Stores in order to increase Mars Wrigley’s sales

  • Implement Customer Account Activity plan in order to deliver excellent distribution and display of all agreed promotions

  • Develop a strong Category understanding and use this knowledge to influence the key decision makers to support your vision for in store success

  • Meet your targets on Coverage and completion so that we are able to meet our customers at the right time

  • Place equipment and improve existing equipment to ensure in store stand out of the Mars Wrigley portfolio

  • Follow the Mars Wrigley structured selling process which will help you become best in class within Field Sales

  • Attend all required Training sessions and complete self-directed learning activities on time and in full

What are we looking for?

  • You'll be required to have a full UK driving license and able to travel within your region daily and occasionally to other Mars locations

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades 9 – 4 or A* – C, including English and maths

  • This scheme is open to all candidates with the right attributes and talent potential

What can you expect from Mars?

  • A company car, with fuel card and a daily lunch allowance in the field

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Applications will be reviewed regularly and will close on 2 June 2024. We currently expect to hold our assessment day week commencing 24 June.

Want to know more about the recruitment process? Visit the Apprenticeship page on our careers website.

We are keen for all applicants to demonstrate their full potential. If you require any support or adjustments during the recruitment process for any reason, including those related to a disability please contact us at apprenticesupport@effem.com. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence.


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
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

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

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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