Mars makes a lot more than just chocolate, but we are always guided by our Five Principles:
These inspire us to do our best to reach billions of consumers. We want to grow in a way that we can feel proud of. It's how we turned a small confectionery business into a global company. And it's how future generations will continue to operate.
For over 100 years ago the Mars family has made candies and chocolates that are enjoyed around the world. Today, there 80,000 associates working in 78 countries around the world. Through all that growth, we've remained a private, family-owned business, with passionate associates.
Our use of the word Associate to describe ourselves is key to our internal business relationships. As Mars Associates we are more than just employees. Each one of us is a stakeholder in our business, expected to contribute and take responsibility for our results. The "Associate Concept" captures one of the fundamental beliefs in Mars. It describes the unique relationship the company and its Associates hold, different from most other corporations. We want the specific relationship between the Associate, their Line Manager and the company to reflect those beliefs and to be based on our Five Principles.
At Mars we offer our Graduates and Students an unrivalled opportunity to make a difference in their roles from day one. We want everything we do to matter from the smallest thing to the biggest and we want our work to make a positive difference to our customers, our suppliers, our associates and the world around us. We'll give you the responsibility you need to do that â€” to make new suggestions, share new ideas and grab new opportunities. Along the way you'll have all of the necessary support you need to embark on an exciting and fulfilling career with Mars.
If you're hungry for a role that will allow you to stretch your skills and develop your knowledge, there's every chance we'll have a development programme to suit you. Whether you think your future lies in management or you're more cut out for a specialist role in commercial, technology, sales, engineering, R&D or Finance, you can be sure of one thing.
With us, you'll never be seen as just a number. Or even as just another graduate. You're coming in to keep our success story moving forward. In all kinds of new ways. And that's why we have a wide range of graduate programmes. Whichever programme you choose, you'll have access to a fantastic support structure, line managers, mentors and a buddy who'll all be there to help you make your training mean more for your career.