About the programme
We’re one of the biggest names on the high street. So it should come as no surprise that we have one of the biggest store portfolios too. From ensuring we’re in the best location to new store openings, there is no end to the intricacies and considerations that comprise the work of our Property team.
The department focuses on three key areas: Property, which plans, acquires and manages our store portfolio; Store Development, which oversees everything from fit outs to modernisations; and Facilities Management, which looks after the many and varied demands of operating and maintaining our estate. The expansion of our M&S Foodhall operation alone will give you plenty to put your talent to the test. What’s more, you can expect to work alongside senior management, suppliers and contractors, and be supported along the way with our Property Learning Academy. So there’ll be every opportunity to make the most of your outstanding communication skills, tenacity and analytical capabilities.
A real estate, property or construction-related degree is ideal, however we’ll consider other analytical courses such as maths and engineering. By the end of the scheme, you’ll understand the end-to-end property process, from acquiring and developing a site, through to operating and maintaining our estate.
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Property - 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.