Who we are
We’re a family business that’s been making products for people (and the pets that people love) for more than 100 years. Mars is behind some of the world’s best loved brands in the world including Pedigree®, Royal Canin®, Dolmio®, Whiskas®, Schmackos®, Skittles®, Extra®, M&M’s®, Snickers® and Uncle Ben’s®. Globally, we’re 100,000 self-proclaimed Martians—we’re pet obsessed, confectionery lovers, foodies, dream chasers and community builders— working across 78 different countries.
We’re a diverse, extended family that wakes up every morning ready to make an impact—on our business and on the world. And, we do it by keeping The Five Principles at the heart of everything we do: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom. These principles inform our decisions and unite us across geographies, languages, cultures and generations.
Here in Australia, we're a family of over 2,200 associates spread across 9 locations across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Our seven factories produce over 40 well-loved brands.
Our Graduate Program
Where you start your career at Mars, is just the beginning. Joining our Graduate program, which is known as The Mars Leadership Experience, will kick off 3 rewarding years packed with great experiences, opportunities and learning. Our program is designed to build both your functional/technical skills, as well as providing you with stretching leadership opportunities to prepare you for an exciting career.
Experience a Graduate Program that’s personalised and committed to helping you grow, not just professionally but personally too. We’ll work together to understand your development needs and ambitions alongside business needs to navigate your rotations year on year. Our program operates across a number of our sites in Australia including Ballarat VIC, Melbourne VIC, Sydney NSW, Wodonga VIC and Wyong NSW, so you’ll need to be flexible on location. This helps us to ensure you get the very best opportunities to develop.
To us, every graduate is a potential leader. That’s why the moment the program starts you’ll be handed huge responsibilities. You’re also provided with the freedom to explore the new, and are fully supported while you gain knowledge and experience. As a Graduate, you’ll not only play an integral role in our continued success but you’ll also be working with the industry’s top talent who are all keen to support you in your leadership journey as your line managers, mentors, buddies and new friends.