Business Management - Property
You’ve got boundless ambition and a mature head for business on your graduate shoulders. You’re fascinated by what goes into running a smooth and successful retail operation. You have what it takes to build relationships with a wide variety of teams and stakeholders, both internal and external. You might not have considered a career in Property, but this side of Business Management at M&S could be where your commercial nous makes a real difference.
Our Property team takes care of everything to do with our estate of stores, offices and distribution centres. We’re expanding our Foodhall operations, so when we find a new site, it’s all systems go to get a new store up and running. Existing stores need ongoing planned and reactive maintenance: lifts and escalators can break down, fridges can stop working. Then there are our state-of-the art distribution centres which need similar care and attention.
When you consider we’ve more escalators than the entire London Underground network, you can begin to get the idea how vast an opportunity is on offer. We live and breathe Plan A, so we’re working hard to make our stores even greener and more efficient too.
Three rotations on this 18-month generalist programme will give you a broad taste of what we do – from technical specifications to maintenance, capital projects to engineering, estates management to property planning. You’ll work alongside senior management, suppliers and contractors, while our Property Learning Academy will give you every support along the way. A property-related degree would be great, but we’re just as keen to take graduates with the qualities we need from economics and business management disciplines.
Applications for this role close on Friday 8th December 2017. Please be aware that applications may close sooner depending on application numbers.
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Learning and Development
We've plenty of learning opportunities both in store and at our Head Office, which vary according to your scheme. Whether you’re managing people in store, or a valued member of a Head Office team, you’ll be learning while you earn, shouldering real responsibilities and helping to tackle the ever-changing issues of the day. You will be given a specific area of responsibility or a project to manage yourself fairly early on - say yes, it's a great chance to shine.
While we‘ll provide the training tools and opportunities, it’s up to you to take advantage of them. You’ll be expected to use your initiative to identify learning needs specific to you – and have the motivation to meet these needs.
Theory's all well and good, but few plans survive contact with the customer. If you’re based in Head Office, you'll get hands-on, in-store experience through our store attachment programme. Depending on your graduate programme the attachment could be anything from one week to three months.
Corporate Learning Programme
Our cutting-edge workshops will hone your business abilities, ranging from skills foundation and competency training to full-on project management.
We're investing heavily in smarter technology to achieve our vision of becoming the world's most successful multi-channel retailer. So we'll invest plenty of time with you to ensure you receive all the right technical training.
We will support you throughout your career at M&S and, with role-specific training, help you reach your goals.
Unlike many companies, M&S performance management isn't just a case of us saying jump higher. We ensure your achievements are recognised, your feedback is heard and, of course, that your career is progressing. After all, M&S only performs well when we all do.
Depending on the area of the business you join, you could have the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications to enhance your career progression with M&S.