Christmas & Seasonal Jobs

Would you be interested in a rewarding seasonal job at M&S? There are certain times of the year when our stores are even busier than usual. That’s when we look to recruit temporary Customer Assistants – the team of people who will go out of their way to provide outstanding service during those busy periods. 

About the role

It won’t come as a surprise that most of our seasonal jobs are in the run-up to Christmas. Our Christmas jobs are available from September through to the New Year. But as well as offering opportunities to share in the magic of an M&S Christmas, we have temporary jobs throughout the year. As well as our temporary positions, you’ll find permanent jobs by searching our jobs page.

What we offer

A seasonal job is a great way to be part of the M&S team without the commitment of a permanent job. Both full and part-time temporary jobs are available and, with a variety of different shift patterns, there’s bound to be something to suit you. 

There’s real camaraderie at M&S and our seasonal team are always given a warm welcome and valued for their contribution. Our rates of pay are competitive and you’ll get 20% discount on all in-store and online M&S purchases. There’s no limit on the amount of goods you can buy with the discount – and we’ll even extend it to a partner or family member who lives permanently with you!


Bakery Customer Assistants

Love baking? Share your passion with our customers through spectacular displays, impressive product knowledge and first-class customer service.

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Beauty Customer Assistants

Use your knowledge of beauty products to guide our customers through our extensive range. Help create a look that’s right for them.

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Café Customer Assistants

Serve up a selection of beverages, snacks and sit-down hot meals. Make sure every customer leaves feeling they’ve been looked after in an unmistakably M&S way.

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Serve up success on a plate. Cook and prepare a range of dishes while managing the kitchen, ensuring the highest standards of hygiene are met.

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Deli Counter Assistants

Serve up the best food on the high street, whether it’s pasta, salads, cheese or charcuterie. Keep our customers on the go well fed and watered.

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Salesfloor Customer Assistants

Seek out and find the ideal product for every customer you deal with. Create the perfect store environment by keeping shelves stocked, tills manned and displays looking stunning.

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Store Operations Customer Assistants

Stage manage the production of a perfect store. Direct deliveries where they need to go, keep up to speed with the movement of stock and help create inspiring in-store displays.

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Visual Stylists

Display your flair, imagination and inventiveness as you show our products off to best advantage on the sales floor. Wow our customers in your store.

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Warehouse Operatives

Pick and pack your way to success in our automated distribution centre at Castle Donington. Keep the customer front of mind as you uphold quality standards and spot any potential problems.

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To find a job at M&S, please visit our jobs page where we're regularly posting vacancies for both temporary and permanent opportunities.  

Meanwhile, you can always find out more about what’s happening at M&S by clicking one of the links below or by keeping in touch with us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Click here to read stories from our seasonal colleagues.

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Working in Café, Bakery & Deli

A huge amount of passion, energy and joy goes into making our Bakeries, Cafes and Delis special places to work and shop – as you’ll discover by watching our amazing new video. Join this part of M&S and you’ll be at the centre of it all.

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