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APPRENTICESHIPS

Joining an Apprenticeship with Mars will give you the opportunity to gain amazing experience, learn new skills and earn real money from day one. You’ll be joining a community made up of like-minded people, including lots of other apprentices, and spending time between college and one of our sites across the UK. We offer schemes in Engineering and Manufacturing, all which involve you taking 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 get professional experience and on the job development second to none.

THE APPRENTICESHIPS WE OFFER

Engineering, Slough - 4 years

This is an exciting Apprenticeship, where you will be working towards the Mechatronics Standard and a HNC in General Engineering. Year 1 is full time at Kingston College, Years 2, 3 & 4 are based at our factory in Slough. With strong mentorship you will be hands on, helping you to develop the technical skills required to become a qualified engineering technician. Years 2, 3 & 4 will also see you continue your academic development, with day release at College. We offer robust and structured development, through one-to-one mentors and give regular opportunities to engage with higher management throughout the scheme to help you excel in your future career. Qualification requirements: GCSE Grade 5 or above in Maths. GCSE Grade 4 or above in English, Science and two others.

Manufacturing, Slough - 4 years 


This is an exciting Apprenticeship, where you will be working towards the Advanced Food Operator standard, and an optional HNC in Mechanical Engineering. Year 1 is full time at Kingston College which will allow you to develop your technical foundation, Years 2, 3 & 4 are based at our factory in Slough. With strong mentorship, you will be hands on, helping you develop the technical & leadership skills required to become a Lead Operator. Years 2, 3 & 4 will also see you continue your academic development with day release at College. We offer robust and structured development, through one-to-one mentors and give regular opportunities to engage with higher management throughout the scheme to help you excel in your future career. Qualification requirements: GCSE Grade 4 or above in Maths, English, Science and two others.

Engineering, Melton Mowbray - 4 years 

This is an exciting Apprenticeship, where you will be working towards a Level 3 Engineering Qualification whilst gaining practical engineering experience. In year 1 you will spend two days per week at Vogal's Training Centre and one day per week at Loughborough College, the remaining two days per week will be spent in our factory in Melton Mowbray getting hands on experience by working on a wide range of technologies and developing your engineering skill set. During years 2, 3 & 4 you will spend four days a week in the factory and 1 day a week at college. At the end of the four year apprenticeship, you will have achieved a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship and a HNC. With strong mentorship you will be hands on, helping you to develop the technical skills required to become a qualified engineering technician. We’ve seen previous Apprentices go on to become highly successful Engineering Specialists, Maintenance Managers and Project Engineers, looking after large teams and responsible for multi-million pound budgets. To keep you on-track your starting salary will increase each year on successful completion of your training. Qualification requirements: GCSE Grade 4 or above in Maths, English, Science and two others. And most importantly a passion for Engineering!

Engineering, Kings Lynn - 4 years

During the 4 years you'll be working towards the City & Guilds Level 3 Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance qualification, followed by a Level 4 qualification in engineering. In partnership with the College of West Anglia, each apprenticeship year is broken down into four 13 week placements where you'll learn about a specific technology. The second half of your Apprenticeship will see you on shift with one of our shift technical teams to ensure you get a practical grounding as you develop towards a qualified engineering technician. The robust and structured development support is also designed to enhance your soft skills, through one-to-one business mentors and regular opportunities to engage with higher management throughout the scheme to help you excel in your future career.  Qualification requirements: GCSE Grade 4 or above in Maths, English, Science and two others.

Manufacturing, Kings Lynn - 3 years

The 3 year Manufacturing Apprentice Scheme is designed to provide the necessary training and experiences to develop high calibre Lead Operators. You will be working towards a Level 3 qualification in a Food & Drink Manufacturing Standard. In the first year you will develop a technical foundation to be built upon throughout your apprenticeship. Over the next year you will be assigned to a shift. The emphasis will be on acquiring operational skills, working on site you will learn how to operate the machinery and the basic maintenance skills required to ensure our plant runs efficiently. During the final year of your apprenticeship you will become a shift based lead operator in training, running a production area, demonstrating Operational Excellence and Leadership skills. You will be assigned a mentor to guide and support you throughout your apprenticeship to ensure you have a successful career at Mars. Qualification requirements: GCSE Grade 4 or above in Maths, English, Science and two others.

Plymouth, Engineering - 4 years

Over the 4 years you will be working towards the Mechatronic standard, which provides skills in mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines. You will spend year 1 full time at college, where you will be working towards the Mechatronics standard and a BTEC Level 3. Year 2 you will be in the factory and gain hands on experience alongside your BTEC Level 3 at college on day release. In years 3 and 4 you will continue with the Mechatronic standard and gain further experience in the factory. We offer robust and structured development, through one-to-one mentors and give regular opportunities to engage with higher management throughout the scheme to help you excel in your future career. Qualification requirements: GCSE Grade 4 or above in Maths, English, Science and two others.


Making Your Application 

All of our apprenticeships have a start date of September 2019.
For all of our apprenticeship schemes you will require a minimum of 5 GCSE's and you must be willing and able to travel to site, as well as college. (Please see specific GCSE requirements above)
In terms of the process. Please apply through this website, where you will be asked to upload a copy of your CV. The next stage is a telephone interview. If you do well at this stage, we’ll invite you to a panel day, which will include a group discussion exercise, a problem solving exercise, a presentation, and an interview. You will also get a factory tour with one of our current apprentices, so you can see our environment for yourself, and hear about life with us as an apprentice from someone who’s already been in your shoes. 

We open for applications week beginning 22nd January 2019. Please follow the link...