This is one of the most coveted awards in our industry, and M&S won because of the dedication and passion of our people. It’s testimony that both hard work and teamwork bring accolades.
As well as business placements and graduate schemes, we run a series of internships that will give you a flavour of some key areas of our business.
They’ll give you a fascinating insight into what makes us tick and how we seek to deliver shopping experiences that make every moment special for our customers. And even though you’ll only be with us for a matter of weeks, you’ll be playing your part in making our business run like clockwork.
If you’re a student looking to spend a year in industry as part of a sandwich course, you could be in for something truly amazing at M&S. We offer a host of opportunities, lasting 6 or 12 months, which will allow you to experience our forward-thinking business from the inside.
Whether you want to work at the sharp end of Retail Management, or become a specialist in a buzzing Head Office environment, M&S is the perfect place in which to develop your talents and forge a rewarding career.
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You’ve got talent and ambition. At M&S, we’ll cherish and nurture both, building on your strengths and providing you with a rewarding career path. Many of our senior managers started out on one of our Early Careers programmes. Where will your M&S journey begin?
Applications are now open for our 2018 intake. Application deadlines vary between November and December 2017; please check individual job listings for specific dates. Please be aware that some roles may close sooner depending on application numbers.
Parents & Teachers
You could be a parent, relative or family friend of a child thinking about their future. Or you might be a respected teacher or careers advisor. Young people listen to you because you have their interests at heart. M&S is here to help you to help them make the right choices.Find out more
A GIFT FOR BUILDING CORPORATE RELATIONSHIPS
Warren previously worked for a sales and marketing agency that provided cinema rewards for use in employee benefits packages and sales promotions. Joining M&S was an opportunity too good to turn down. “The pride of working for a household name, one of the UK’s biggest gift card retailers and a brand that was evolving in such an exciting way – it was a no-brainer, really.”
Warren works in M&S Corporate Gifts. The team help brands and organisations of all sizes reward their employees’ hard work or incentivise their customers to make a new purchase or sign-up for a service by offering them M&S gift cards, e-gift cards or hampers.
So, what does Warren enjoy most about his job? “My role as client relationship manager is so varied. In any one day, I could be pitching our products to a prospective partner, working on a marketing strategy for an existing client to drive sales or putting together a business case to enhance our product offering.
“Essentially I help everything run smoothly and seamlessly to keep our clients satisfied and grow sales. We have a 16-strong team of agents who manage orders, and I work with them to ensure our clients are receiving the best possible service. I also liaise with our digital marketing agency on our marketing strategy and our lead generation agency to identify new prospects. No two days are the same in the role – but as they say, variety is the spice of life!”
Businesses love to partner with the M&S brand and people love to receive our gift cards. The cards can be spent online or in store on any M&S products – food and drink, clothing and home, beauty and gifts. “We’re all so busy these days, rushing around at work, sorting our lives out. A gift makes us feel valued and we all love to treat ourselves, whether that’s a delicious lunch or dinner, a dress for a summer holiday or just a new pair of socks! It really chimes with our Spend It Well message.”
Warren believes that the best business is done when you treat a prospect as a human being and not just a sales target. “You need to build strong relationships in an open and honest way. You need to be passionate about great customer service and making every experience special. And you should be a problem solver who can challenge existing ways of working.”
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From the WhatsApp function to great stories and questions, the judges liked how we’d thought about the whole journey and always keep each part of the site up to date.
We were delighted to be given this award by The Prince’s Trust judging panel. It’s an organisation that’s close to our hearts.
The judges felt our employees went above and beyond to deliver a four-week training and work-experience programme that actively addresses the skills gap faced by young Londoners, including real-life work experience, communication skills and employability skills.
We partnered with The Prince’s Trust to address youth employment by creating a bank of job-ready candidates. Some 867 participants were given contracts with M&S and others received mentoring.