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We offer a range of mouthwatering Early Careers opportunities for you to grow your talent in our fun and fast-paced business. We value your contribution in helping the world snack right, and are here in every step of the way to enrich your career taste buds. Explore our Early Careers role to get a real taste of the future, and be the next generation of our bakers and makers.
Explore Our Programmes
Our Graduate Schemes are 3 year rotating schemes, compromising of 3 to 4, 9-12 months placements across your chosen function. You’ll also take part in a cross-functional national Graduate Project, across 3 months on a relevant subject which you will present back to our Leadership team.
Early career roles available: Sales & Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Mondelez Digital Services (MDS), Reading Scientific Services (RSSL)
Our Internships are 12-month placement roles, aimed at industrial placement students or recent graduates looking for their first step on the career ladder.
Early career roles available: Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Research & Development, Communications, Mondelez Digital Services (MDS), Reading Scientific Services (RSSL)
Schemes of varying length, from Level 3 – Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships. Whilst working, you will get the chance to study towards a relevant qualification and put the theory of what you are learning into practice. Our Apprenticeships are within specific functions and can rotate across placements to ensure your breadth of learning relevant to your course.
Early career roles available: Sales, Research & Development, Supply Chain, Reading Scientific Services (RSSL)
Bournville is the birthplace of chocolate, the home of Cadbury, which has been providing treats for people since 1879.
Whether you’re looking for a hands-on manufacturing role or a management opportunity, you could be part of the team that uses advanced techniques to produce thousands of delicious Cadbury chocolate products every day. In fact, each year we produce around 47 million Easter eggs, more than 300 million bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk and around 300 million Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Or you could be coming up with the next big thing in chocolate as part of our Research, Development & Quality (RD&Q) team.
We also have a Commercial Office at Bournville, where a wide range of professionals pool their talents to support the ongoing growth of the business. Or you could be part of Mondelēz International Business Services (IBS), a global organization that’s simplifying and standardizing how we work around the world and – in Bournville – includes a center for employee services.
Early career roles available: Engineering, Research & Development, Supply Chain, HR (People), Finance, Mondelez Digital Services (MDS), Communications.
Another main commercial hub in the UK is in Uxbridge, West London, which is easily accessible by two Tube lines from the center of the capital. The office is appropriately called Cadbury House and here you could develop your career in a number of functions ranging from eCommerce to Finance, Marketing to Sales.
Uxbridge offers a friendly and welcoming work environment. It’s all open plan here, which encourages collaborative working and helps people meet in everyday situations and understand each other’s roles.
Early career roles available: Sales, Marketing
Founded in 1842, our site in Sheffield Sheffield, makes iconic brands like Liquorice Allsorts, Maynard Bassetts, Jelly Babies and Trebor Mints. It is our biggest confectionary site in Europe producing over 40,000 tonnes of Gum and Candy per year.
The site has a long heritage but uses the most advanced techniques to make Maynard Bassett sweets and Trebor mints, which have been enjoyed for generations.
If you’re interested in a career in manufacturing, Sheffield offers a host of opportunities at all levels.
Early career roles available: Engineering
Situated in the green and open Reading University Campus are the main laboratories of the Reading Science Centre, with the neighbouring historic market town of Wokingham hosting a smaller but newer set of labs.
Much of the site is home to Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mondelēz International that acts as a contract research organisation for the food and pharmaceutical industries, though you'll find a handful of scientists working for Mondelez RDQ here too. Utilising cutting-edge facilities and techniques, we research and test new and improved products, validate medicines and solve scientific investigations for projects around the world.
Opportunities cover a broad range of hands-on scientific disciplines. RSSL also has a fantastic array of non-scientific staff including its commercial teams, facilities, IT and more.
Early career roles available: R&D, Reading Scientific Services (RSSL)
A Day in the Life of…
We are delighted you are interested in joining our Makers and Bakers at Mondelēz International! In a global organization like ours, there are many exciting opportunities for all kinds of unique skill sets. Whichever of these roles are right for you, we are always looking for talented and passionate people to live our values and help us become the best snacking company in the world. Mondelēz International is a diverse and inclusive employer with an objective to ensure a fair and equal hiring process. If you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact email@example.com stating “NE Early Careers” as the subject. At any stage from application to assessment centre, we will work to adapt our process to your needs and to ensure you be at your best.
Step 1 – Application
The first step in the hiring process for any of our Early Careers opportunities is to apply online.
Once you’ve found a job on our careers site you’re interested in by clicking ‘Search Jobs’ at the top right of any page on our website, click ‘apply online’, and we’ll take you through the process, step-by-step.
We will ask you to upload a copy of your CV and complete an online questionnaire. For our Early Careers roles, we will also ask questions around your motivations to applying and two written competency questions to explore your potential fit.
If you have previously applied for a role or registered with us, save time by logging in with your existing details. Forgot your username or password? Don’t worry, you can easily recover this by clicking on the links here. Remember, you can save your application as a draft at any time and come back to complete it at a time that suits you!
TIP 1 – make a note of any deadlines stated on the adverts. The majority our of roles have rolling deadlines, but be sure to apply early to avoid missing out. Sign up to receive job alerts and follow us on social media to make sure you’re first to hear about our roles.
Step 2 – Assessment
Our team will screen your responses to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for the role and to assess your competency answers. If you are selected to move forward, the next step is to complete our online testing.
All of our assessments are available online, in multiple languages with 24/7 access and are enabled for desktop and mobile. They are uniquely designed for Mondelēz International and align to our values and behaviours to ensure that you are a fit for us and we are suitable for you!
We will ask all applicants to complete two types of test:
- Aptitude Tests – timed assessment made up of verbal, numerical and logic thinking assessments
- Behavioural Tests – untimed assessment, multiple choice response. This measures your compatibility to our values
For Graduates, if you are successful in passing the first stage of our online assessments, we will then send you a second assessment which is a:
- Situational Judgement Test: untimed, multiple choice questions on future based scenario questions
If you feel you may have any disability that would not allow you to complete the assessments or require reasonable adjustments, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your request.
TIP 2: We will send you links to practice tests with the invitation, so do take the time to complete these so you know what to expect. Find the best time and location to complete these away from any distractions.
Step 3 – Interview
Our interview process is competency based, with 5 questions to further assess your fit to the role and the business. The format of the interview with our Early Careers recruitment team will either be a video interview, or you will be invited to complete our pre-recorded interviews which can be accessed any time of day, to offer more flexibility.
TIP 3: Always use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) technique to answer competency questions. We are looking for examples of scenarios you have faced, either in your personal life, education or any work experience that will best demonstrate how you showcased a particular skill and what you learnt from the situation.
Step 4 – Assessment Centre
The final stage in the process is our Assessment Centre, which we may either hold virtually or in person. These are typically held as a full day, where you will gain an insight as to life at Mondelez International by meeting team members from within the specific function and can learn about their career journeys. You’ll also get a chance to speak to our current Early Careers recruits and get their insights as to life on scheme!
The day will comprise of 3 to 4 assessments: Group exercise, presentation task, role play and a 60 minute final competency interview. We will be learning about you, but we also want you to learn about us on the day and even learn about yourself with reflection time on the day.
What We Offer
- Competitive starting salaries
- Company and personal performance related bonus
- Bi-annual pay increases on scheme for Graduates
- Potential for international placements, with relocation support
- Flexible working – hybrid 50/50 office/home working
- On-site gyms at discounted rates (Bournville/Uxbridge locations)
- Access to Simply Rewards employee benefits package
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