As a global concern, Mars Incorporated is probably most famous for its range of chocolates and confectioneries such as Mars, Maltesers, M&M's, Snickers and Twix. However, the American giant - one of the top ten largest privately held company in the United States - also trades around the world in other food products, drinks, petcare and even Symbioscience and life sciences.
Mars can trace its history back over 100 years to 1911 when the name was first used by Franklin Mars for his Mars Candy Factory in Washington. From such humble beginnings, Mars has mushroomed into the present day global company which has 75,000 employees worldwide and revenues in the tens of billion dollars. Mars now has over 350 operations in more than 70 countries and is a huge success story in every location.
The story in the UK started in 1932 in Slough, where Mars still has has its headquarters to this day.
Across all of its business units, Mars as a whole in the UK now employs over 3,800 people in a wide variety of roles.
The Mars Chocolate side of the business provides jobs for 16,000 in 19 countries worldwide and the company employs 1,000 staff in Slough alone. It was in Slough that the first ever Mars Bar was made and the Mars Chocolate company still innovates in the Berkshire town today.
Careers available at Mars Chocolate in Slough include opportunities in Engineering, Finance, HR, Logistics and Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Marketing, Procurement, R&D and Sales.
As you would expect from a Times 100 Graduate Employer, Mars caters well for students and graduates with a full range of internships, placements and graduate programmes.
Mars Chocolate UK is also big on apprenticeships, where young people can specialise in either Manufacturing or Engineering. Both apprenticeship schemes are for four years and include a mix of study time at Kingston College in South West London and hands-on work experience at Mars Chocolate in Slough.
The Mars Chocolate apprenticeships have a great starting salary coupled with some top notch benefits. You’ll earn a rising salary whilst learning and gaining qualifications with a truly global brand which is committed to its employees.
Offering some reasons why you might want to join Mars Chocolate in Slough, the company’s careers site says:
“Minutes from London, with great road and rail links, our Slough site is home to over 1,000 associates. It’s an exciting, highly productive environment – thanks in part to the many initiatives that we’ve set up to inspire and care for our team. Join us and you’ll have the option to join on-site exercise classes and to benefit from corporate gym membership. There’s also an award-winning wellness programme, aimed at helping associates improve their physical and mental wellbeing.”
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