You’re already studying for a marketing or business-related degree. So you know how difficult it is to make a brand stand out in today’s world. Fortunately, M&S stands head and shoulders above nearly every other business in the UK in terms of awareness and affection. We want to stay there.
Of course, not all the responsibility for this will lie on your shoulders. M&S is committed to building on its award-winning service, enviable products, ethical reputation and smart technology year-on-year, giving you more to shout about. But the way we’re seen still counts for a great deal, and customers always look to our advertising for inspiration.
So if you’re keen to help drive one of the biggest brands in Britain, here’s the perfect place to do it. You could spend eighteen months gaining invaluable experience across our entire marketing mix including: the customer insight unit, design studio, brand management, product presentation, relationship marketing, international marketing, digital marketing and campaigns, and events. By then, you’ll have enough experience to be a marketeer in one of our Brand & Marketing teams responsible for delivering projects and working across the group.
And now, we have dedicated marketing teams in both our Food and Clothing & Home departments - so if you’re extra passionate about either area, you can choose to specialise in it.
As well as a relevant degree or a degree in a subject with an analytical focus, marketing experience would be a real plus.
Applications close on Friday 9th November.
Head Office (London)
18 months' training
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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.