About the programme
If you’re looking for the perfect start to your retail career, progression, real challenges and incredible training, M&S Retail Management has it all.
Few other companies can offer you the kind of opportunities you get here. An iconic, trusted brand on the high street for over 130 years, we’re now a £10 billion-turnover retail giant employing over 83,000 people – and we’re looking to do even more.
We’re expanding overseas. We’re building on our digital success. We’re leading the way for innovative retail. And you could be part of it all. Based in one of our stores, you’ll be working on £multi-million, impactful projects from day one. Whether it’s helping to lead a seasonal launch, thinking of new ways to sell more of our key products or improving the way our customers shop, you’ll influence the way we do business.
It’s a big responsibility, but we’ll give you all the support you need. You’ll be working alongside, and learning from, some of the most respected staff in the industry. You’ll also have formal training through workshops, as well as numerous coaching and learning opportunities which will help you develop your professional skills.
If that wasn’t enough, impress us on this programme and you could also earn yourself a place on our sought-after graduate scheme. Which will see you enjoy even more responsibility and rewards in a fast-paced environment.
Applications for this programme have now closed
Retail Management - Business Placement
£17,500 plus location allowance where applicable
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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.