Our 85,000 colleagues are the heart and soul of M&S, and the HR team have a clear plan to support our business and people to reach their full potential. We want to develop and attract great talent, as well as being a diverse and inclusive workforce that allows our people to flourish. As a HR intern you’ll learn the skills and characteristics needed to be part of this team.
This programme is for ambitious people who are finishing their first or second year. What better way to spend your summer than making friends and taking on experience that can enhance your career before it’s even begun? This is a six to eight week internship in which you’ll thrive and have a chance to see how different parts of the HR group work. Based in either our Head Office in London, Manchester or regionally in our retail stores it will open up a life time of opportunity.
You’ll need to be passionate about fast-moving retail and doing the right thing for our customers. If you are people focused with excellent analytical skills, then this internship could be perfect for you. Studying a relevant degree is a big plus, but you will receive all the support you need to do a great job and further your career prospects.
You will need to be available for the duration of the internship to be considered for this role.
Applications closed on Friday 23rd November.
Head Office (London)
Eight weeks: Monday 10th June - Friday 2nd August 2019
£19,500 pro rata
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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.