11 March, 2016

Food Internships: A taste of life at M&S

Our newest food innovation is actually a food careers innovation. We’ve recently launched an all-new trio of Food Internships for first and second year undergraduates. Starting in June, It’s an opportunity for talented students set on a future in food to gain valuable experience from a truly inimitable food retailer.

Learning from a pioneer
Food has always been an integral part of the M&S story. We’ve masterminded an array of industry firsts, from sell-by dates in the 1970s to our headline-grabbing Melt in the Middle Chocolate Puddings in 2004. And with delectable new arrivals like the runny Scotch egg, orange wine and red bananas, we're still very much first for food.

Three recipes for success
We’re introducing the new internships to connect with future food leaders as early as possible in their careers. There are three programmes: Food BuyingFood Technology and Food Product Development. On each, students join us for eight weeks over the summer after their first or second year of study to learn on the job from some of the brightest minds in the industry. Interns will also head back to university with newly acquired management training, some useful contacts and, if all goes well, the prospect of a place on one of our graduate programmes.  

Vital ingredients
If you’re interested in spending the summer with us, please note that each programme has particular degree requirements. More broadly, we’re looking for students who show real passion for a career at the pinnacle of the food industry, and who are eager to make the most of all the learning opportunities ahead. 

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