About the programme
Multi-channel retailing and transformative technology is at the heart of our business strategy. Needless to say then, how vital a thriving, enthusiastic IT team is to our future.
Join us here and you’ll be part of one of the most exciting and fast-moving teams in retail: Software Engineering. Agile and fearlessly pioneering, this one group of passionate people is transforming M&S more rapidly than any other into a brand for the future.
Once on board, you’ll work among a close-knit team of developers to understand the needs of our business, then translate them into live technical solutions that deliver real value. You’ll learn about best design, development and testing practices, and gain insights into how technology can make the business better, smarter and more effective.
You’ll need a degree in a tech subject that includes coding, and be interested in the latest tech developments. Practical and people-focused, your enthusiasm, agile mind and communication skills will all go a long way to finding the solutions to change our business.
Applications for this programme have now closed
Software Engineering - Graduate Programme
Head Office (London)
12 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.