You could call the Castle Donington Distribution Centre our largest single store. The scale and size of this operation is impressive. It's 900,000 square feet. It holds up to 16 million products – and it dispatches a staggering 2.2 million items every week. At the heart of our growing eCommerce business is a team of dedicated, conscientious Operatives. Each one understands that the next person to receive their package will be the customer, and that wherever they are in the world, our customers expect the seamless, quality experience that is the hallmark of M&S service.

This is one of Europe's largest state-of-the-art distribution facilities. So expect to work with cutting-edge technology and receive dedicated training. With an operation this vast, there's a wide range of areas to work in, even if you're joining for our busy festive period.

We'll make you feel part of the team with good rates of pay, training, uniform and safety equipment, plus there's free parking, car sharing/cycle-to-work schemes and our staff restaurant.

Looking for a permanent position with M&S?

We have both day and night shifts available, working a 2 week rotating pattern (panama shift pattern) with different contracted hours and shift times, which you'll be able to fit around your personal commitments and receive a rewarding package - lots of benefits and career possibilities, for you to take advantage of.

Days - Full Time
12 hours
Nights - Full Time
12 hours
Nights - Part Time
9 hours
Nights - Part Time
6 hours

Looking for a different shift pattern with M&S?

You might be looking to work fixed shifts or at different times but still with M&S. If so, it only takes minute to register your interest. We'll be in touch as soon as we have opportunities available.

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Looking for temporary work?

We are currently working with Staffline to recruit temporary Operatives, working a variety of hours and shifts. When you click the Apply Now button below, you will be taken to the Staffline site where you can apply online. If you fit the bill, they will call you for short pre-screening questionnaire that lets them learn more about you and your capabilities. If you're successful at this stage, you'll be invited to attend the Staffline on-site assessment including a face-to-face interview.

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For more information and to apply, call Staffline on

01858 412767

Operative Departments


This is where we receive goods into our store. You'll unload them carefully and ensure they are accurately sent to destinations all over the centre.

Repack (PPP)

Our pick auto systems are technologically advanced and highly efficient. Here, you'll take boxed products from inbound and distribute them, making sure the pick auto systems stay fully stocked.

Pick Automation

Our ‘Pick-by-Light' system uses light displays to help with stock picking. This is cutting-edge technology and we've found it to be the most efficient way to pick as it brings the products to you. This is where we also collate retail and customer delivery details.

Pick manual

Occasionally, stock needs to be picked manually. In this department you'll collect bulky or unusually shaped items and take them to where they need to go.


This is where you'll carefully pack customer orders and prepare them for collection at one of our stores (part of our ‘shop your way' service) or have them delivered directly to the customer's home. As the last person to touch the item before the customer, you'll make sure everything's as you would want to receive it - perfect.


This is the final stage – loading trailers safely and efficiently for their onward journeys. You'll see packages on their way to regional distribution centres to stock up stores or deliver 'shop your way' parcels. Or you'll despatch customer parcels directly to our customers' homes.