BMO CAREERS Graduate Scheme




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.


We’re global. We have six different business segments. We have all sorts of different functional areas, from Marketing to Manufacturing. All of which means that when your programme comes to an end, your development won’t. Anything but. Your future will be wide open. You can move upwards, sideways, across borders, across functions. In fact, we positively encourage this because we know that the broader your experience, the more you’ll be able to make your work mean more. Development is very much at the heart of our culture, so you’ll continue to learn through experience, through your colleagues and through more formal training. In a nutshell, your ongoing career here can be exactly what you make it. In the meantime, here’s more information about our programmes:

In our pursuit to be the best, we aim to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest pool of talent, drawn from all sections of society. We believe that differences in background, perspective, expertise and culture are an asset to our Company. Our work on Diversity and Inclusion supports this and creates an environment where people thrive and grow.

We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations, so we aim to develop and retain the best people. We’re always seeking to challenge the status quo with fresh ideas. We recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

Our pay practice recognises and rewards results and achievements in line with comparable industry benchmarks. If you are highly talented, we can offer opportunities to build your career. We are committed to continuing the investment in your knowledge and skills. Should you share that commitment, and believe you are a good fit with BMO Global Asset Management, then we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested in pursuing a career at BMO Global Asset Management, please send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected]

Our Benefits



Forget back office finance. This is about more than just crunching the numbers. As part of the Mars Finance Leadership Experience, you’ll be integrated into the business, working as a co-pilot, offering advice and making recommendations that will be highly valued. Ultimately we are looking for future leaders in Finance and we hope that you will be one of them.

What will I be doing?

The programme consists of three 12-month placements working in supply finance, demand finance and financial control. Each placement is a real job with high-value responsibilities. You could be working at any of our sites and in any of our categories (Confectionery, Petcare or Food). And you’ll spend one year working in Europe. So you’ll get enormous business exposure and have invaluable opportunities to develop your skills, experience and management style.

What support can I expect?

We’ll support you to gain the prestigious CIMA qualification, give you the flexibility to choose your preferred learning method, and provide generous study leave to help you prepare and pay all your fees. Throughout the programme you’ll have support from a mentor – a senior manager, and buddy – a graduate who’s ‘been there and done that’ before. And when the time comes for your all-important international experience, our exceptional support package will provide everything you need to settle into your new environment.

Where will I be working?

You’ll need to be flexible about location because your UK placements could be at any of our local sites in Slough (West of London), London Paddington, near Nottingham, Castle Cary (Somerset) or Kings Lynn, and you’ll also have one placement outside the UK at one of our European sit

What is the criteria?

A minimum of a 2:1 degree in any discipline. Please note you can only apply for one programme.

Please click here to apply.


As a Mars Engineering Leadership Experience trainee you’ll be keeping our success story moving forward. Finding new ways for engineering, pushing forward innovative ideas and leading technically complex projects across Europe. You’ll make a big impact.

Here at Mars, we think it is important that you can enjoy as many varied experiences as possible. From the moment you join, you’ll be responsible for your own engineering project and become part of the European trainee community. You’ll be a change maker too, changing how we do business and changing as you grow your capabilities.


We like to empower our people. You’ll undertake three, completely different one year placements:

In year one you’ll manage your own project, such as designing a new production line for Pedigree or installing a new robotic wrapping machine for more than 800 Mars bars a minute.

In year two, you’ll live and work abroad, expanding your cultural awareness and deepening your engineering skills through a more challenging project.

In year three, you’ll gain your first line management experience,  with your own team in a production or maintenance environment.


We have an ongoing commitment to your growth and development and will provide you with a great line manager, a mentor, a coach and an MELE buddy, as well as opportunities to meet some of the best and brightest people in the business.

While most of your learning will come through on-the-job-experience, you’ll attend workshops annually to help you, to develop all the skills you will need to become one of our future leaders and build a rewarding career.

As an associate at Mars you can enjoy all kinds of great perks including a highly competitive benefits packages, open offices and fun freebies.  Some of our locations even let you bring your pets to work!


We’re looking for people who can build great leadership skills as well as developing their technical capability.  You’ll need to be full of drive and ambition to become one of our future leaders and enjoy responsibility.  We have an open and collaborative culture, so building relationships and actively seeking out to engage and interact with others will be critical to your success.


• International mobility

• Fluency in English

• Readiness to work in a multicultural team to solve business challenges through the application of leading-edge technology

• A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering

Find out more about the MELE and meet our trainees HERE

Please click here to apply.


In Procurement the challenges come thick and fast and they keep on coming. Buying, working with commodities and reading the markets, negotiating with suppliers, working across our brands, across our business segments and across Europe. Over the course of this three-year programme you’ll get a complete overview of our business, together with the freedom and responsibility to have a very real and very visible impact on it.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be fully involved in the business and driving projects that are about making sure we buy the right products, driven initially by quality and then at the right price, at the same time as making sustainability a priority. You see, we do business in a way that’s about more than just turning a profit. That’s why the objective of our procurement teams is to pursue mutual long-term gain, for us, our suppliers and the good of the planet. It’s about having ideas and ideals. You’ll be making that happen across an incredible variety of projects. If the things that excite you are: negotiating great deals for the business, leading business change projects, managing suppliers and taking responsibility for your own results, then this is the job for you. It’s an experience that will stretch you, that could see you working in two European countries, two of our business segments, and two buying areas, examples of which include:

    •                              Packaging (e.g. Celebration Tubs)

    •                              Raw Materials (e.g. flavours including vanilla)

    •                              Capital Equipment (e.g. a factory production line)

    •                              Logistics (e.g. transport & warehousing)

    •                              Marketing Service (e.g. Mars Inc. branded merchandise)

    •                              Supplier Quality Assurance (e.g. taking responsibility for the quality of incoming goods)

What support can I expect?

Alongside the freedom and responsibility you’ll also get plenty of support. It will include guidance from experienced line managers on each of your placements, support from a sponsor (a senior manager), a buddy (a graduate who’s been there and done it before) and guidance from your programme champions. And should you move countries whilst on the programme, our exceptional support package will provide everything you need to settle into your new environment.

Where will I be working?

Within your application, you will need to select your preferred base location. This could be: UK (Slough – West of London) or; Germany (Verden – South East of Bremen). Should you then complete a European rotation, this is likely to be within the UK, Germany or the Netherlands. If you wish to have a base location of Germany please click here.

What is the starting salary?

The starting salary is £32,000 plus a £2,000 joining bonus when joining in the UK and competitive when joining in Germany.

Pay increases and bonuses?

Individual performance-related pay increases are made at the end of each placement. A company performance bonus is received annually as a one-off payment.

What is the criteria?

A 2:1 or above (‘gut’ or equivalent in Germany) Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. The ability to demonstrate commercial acumen/passion for procurement through personal or professional experiences and a desire to work internationally during and after the programme has finished. If starting the programme in Germany you’ll need to preferably speak German to a good standard.

Please click here to apply.


On this programme you will help shape the future of Mars and we will help shape yours. You’ll be given the opportunity to explore the huge diversity of R&D roles within Mars and develop your science skills in an environment where creativity and personal responsibility is celebrated.

You’ll get to work on world-famous brands and see the results of your technical expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and fantastic communication skills on the shelves. At the end of this programme you will be have the breadth of experience to become a technical leader within R&D – whether that be in product or process development to deliver new innovations, factory support to safeguard our great quality products or in a scientific discipline to find the manufacturing technologies of the future.

What will I be doing?

The programme runs for three years during which you’ll complete three year-long placements within our Confectionery or Petcare business units. With our support, you’ll progress rapidly to understand, and be a critical part of, a dynamic R&D organisation within a global leader of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). The diversity of roles we offer -across innovation, food science and factory support- will challenge you to adapt quickly & learn what your strengths are and where you need to develop.

What support can I expect?

We will support the development of your science skills in a commercial business environment that rewards creativity and personal responsibility. Whatever you do, you will be working alongside creative and passionate people from all areas of the business. You might also find yourself working with agencies and university research teams to get the most out of your projects. You’ll get support internally too; from your line manager and from a senior mentor who will help guide and steer your development, and a buddy – a graduate who’s ‘been there and done that’ before.

Where will I be working?

As part of the application process you can choose to have your Mars R&D Leadership Experience in either the UK or the Netherlands. This country will be your ‘home country’ for the three years of your programme. Being a global company, we need our graduates to be flexible and mobile during the scheme and with this expectation comes the opportunity to work at Mars’ Global and Regional R&D Innovation Centres and in some of the largest food manufacturing sites in Europe. Preferences for business unit and location will be discussed with you through the selection process.

What is the starting salary?

The starting salary is £32,000 plus a £2,000 joining bonus.

Pay increases and bonuses?

Individual performance-related pay increases are made at the end of each placement. A bonus is received annually as a one-off payment and is dependent on company performance.

What is the criteria?

At least a 2:1 degree in a science-related discipline. Please note you can only apply to one Early Talent programme.

Please click here to apply