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MARS - Manufacturing Apprentice

Joining an Apprenticeship with Mars will give you the opportunity to gain amazing experience, learn new skills and earn real money from day one.

Mars - Employer

More than 100 years ago, a young Frank C. Mars started making candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen. From that simple beginning, his son Forrest built Mars into the mature company it is today, first by creating the MILKY WAY® bar with his father and later by expanding the business overseas and diversifying into new categories like pet care and food. Today, the Mars family of Associates is more than 100,000 strong in over 80 countries around the world.

Through all that growth, we’ve remained a private, family-owned business, with passionate Associates who are united and guided by The Five Principles. The Five Principles are the heart of everything we do. Each one of our principles — Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom — inspires us to do our best.Mars makes a lot more than just chocolate. Indeed, six distinct and different business’ such as Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience — have helped us reach billions of consumers and achieve more than $35 billion in global sales. From selling PEDIGREE® dog food in New Zealand to planting SEEDS OF CHANGE® in South Africa, we touch nearly every corner of the globe — and the passion of our Associates help us do it the right way.



4 Years

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 281.25
Engineering & Manufacturing

Detailed Job Description

You will be working towards the Advanced Food Process Operator standard. Year 1 will be spent full time at college working on the Mechatronic standard foundation and a BTEC Level 3.

Year 2 will see you come into our factory and get hands on experience, alongside this you will work towards the Advanced Food Process Operator standard as well as completing your BTEC Level 3 through college.

For years 3 and 4, you will continue with your Advanced Food Process Operator standard whilst working in our factory and studying some days at college to work towards a HNC in Mechanical Engineering.

Duties will include:

  • Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff
  • To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department
  • Learning and understanding the importance of Health and Safety within the workspace
  • To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair
  • To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace and laboratory areas

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs A*-C and you must be happy and able to travel to site as well as to college

Skills required

  • Ability to Work as Part of a Team
  • Strong Analytical Mind
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Desire to Learn

Personal Qualities

Future prospects

As a Mars apprentice, you will get professional experience and on the job development second to none with the opportunity to progress for the right candidate.

Additional Information

Training provided

BTEC Level 3 Mechatronic standard.

Semta - Learning Provider

Led by employers, Semta transforms the skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, enabling UK industry to compete on the global stage. They bring together employers and education to focus action on skills.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Semta on 01142446833 or email: (Ref ID:79315)


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