Are you studying for Agriculture related qualification? If so this is your chance to step into one of the UK’s most innovative Food retailer. From sourcing livestock to overseeing quality and supply chain from farmer to shelf, our Agriculture placement is the perfect way to put some real experience under your belt and onto your CV.
Food has always been a core part of our business. It is loved and appreciated for being special for any day or occasion. However, few realise the degree of care, skill and innovative thinking that goes into producing it. During this placement you will work alongside our Livestock experts learning the secrets about how we do it best and a unique insight into our processes. You’ll be helping to deliver products of the very highest quality by supporting our farmers to embed the highest standards in everything they do. This will help us maintain our hard-won reputation for quality and ensure the inspirational products our customers expect are available to buy on our shelves.
To help you get the most out of your time with us, we’ll also give you your own Food business project to work on. In the second half of the placement you will move to work closely with one of our strategic supplier and continue your project work and learning first-hand the journey from farm to supermarket shelf.
This is a highly technical job which will give you the opportunity to make the most of the skills your degree will have given you. If your passion for food and farming is matched by that for working as part of a close-knit team in a fast-paced environment, we’ll be very happy to hear from you.
Applications for 2019 now closed.
Support Office (London)
6 months in offices in London and 6 months at a supply partner
£19,500 pro rata
Learning and Development
We've plenty of learning opportunities both in store and at our Support Office, which vary according to your scheme. Whether you’re managing people in store, or a valued member of a Support 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 Support 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.