About the programme
Our Product Technologists have been a driving force behind our ability to innovate like no other retailer. Combining practicality with creativity, they’re the ones who make sure our customers fall in love with everything they buy from us, whether it’s garments, footwear or homewares.
Join us as a Graduate Trainee Assistant Technologist and, from day one, you could be working at the cutting edge of tailoring technology. From the magic of our Stay New™ fabrics, to our Stormwear™ technology, not to mention Insolia comfort footwear and our Airwave seat pads – our clothes and luxurious homeware are full of innovation. You’ll make sure that continues.
Working with teams of Designers, Buyers and Merchandisers, you’ll use the latest technologies (and help develop some of our own) as well as review and test our range of products – all to deliver the sustainability, quality and value our customers love. What’s more, you’ll work closely with our suppliers to make sure their standards are as high as ours.
Whichever part of Product Technology you join, you’ll be making the most of your textiles science, garment technology or material science degree. And while most of your learning will be done on-the-job, you’ll also have training in M&S codes of practice and learn how to use our specialist tools.
Applications for this programme have now closed.
Product Technologist Footwear – Graduate Programme
Head Office (London)
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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.