Mars Leadership Experience

Programme Overview

Your future as a leader starts today. Our general Graduate Traineeship Programme: The Mars Leadership Experience (MLE), is the perfect grounding for a career in business leadership. You’ll manage projects, lead teams, take on roles with local and international exposure and make decisions with real consequences. The work will come thick and fast, preparing you for the challenges tomorrow.

The MLE comprises three 12-month placements. As a guide, you’ll typically follow a path through the three years with exposure to very different areas of our business. You will have at least one placement in a demand function (Sales, Category Management, and Marketing) and one in a supply function (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics).  
What you will do Who are we looking for What are the benefits
  • 3 x 12-month placements
  • Opportunities to manage teams and projects
  • Join our global trainee community
  • University students from all study backgrounds
  • 2:1 degree 
  • Internationally mobile
  • Passion to become a future General Manager
  • Inspiring mentors and coaches 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dogs in the office (depending on the office)


Our Hiring Process

Applications for the Mars Leadership Experience open on the 1st of February and close on the 1st of April 2020 latest.

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Register and apply


Online questionnaire


Digital interview


Hiring manager interview


Final assessment centre

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Where you can do it

From Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands, to Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South-Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Ukraine: there are locations all around the world where you can start your general leadership career at Mars. If we aren’t currently running the programme in your country of preference, sign up to our talent community for the latest Mars career opportunities. You can also explore our Functional Leadership Experiences