About the programme
Getting the right products to the right places at the right time may sound simple. But when you consider how many products, suppliers, stores and people we have, you’ll see how much we value the logistics behind our brand.
Join us here and you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in Logistics and Supply Chain across our Food, Clothing & Home and e-Commerce businesses – learning how all the pieces fit together – as well as at our state-of-the-art distribution centre in Castle Donington.
In each location, you’ll learn about our different logistical systems and strategies, while helping us overcome a range of challenges; from making sure our food reaches customers in the best condition to ensuring product availability of our latest fashions in store.
At first, you’ll be based at our Head Office in Paddington, London. From here you’ll have the chance to spend time with our suppliers and service providers, travel to our distribution centres and get stuck into live projects that change our business and improve our efficiency. At the end of the scheme, you’ll have all the skills and experience to develop your career in an exciting, fast-paced and dynamic industry.
So if you have a supply-chain-related logistics or engineering degree (or equivalent), want to make the most of your relevant industry experience, or simply have a passion for logistics and supply chain – this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Applications for this programme have now closed
Logistics and Supply Chain - Graduate Programme
Head Office (London) and National Distribution Centre (Castle Donington)
Up to 24 months' training
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Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes are now closed.
Applications will reopen in September 2017 for our 2018 intake.
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.