FORWARD THINKING, FUTURE-FOCUSED AND DIGITAL-FIRST

Why work for us?

At M&S, we focus relentlessly on delivering top quality products to our customers. That much has never changed. Our attention to detail and passion for improvement has led to the creation of some of the nation’s most loved products. But the world is changing fast, and we’re changing with it. M&S is transforming to become more relevant, more often, to our existing customers, and appeal to new ones too. We’re setting bolder goals and giving our people the space and resources to achieve them. From placing M&S at the forefront of the digital revolution to deliver for customers - existing and new, there’s never been a more exciting time to join us. Because being part of our journey today quite simply means shaping the future of our business. And if you’re ready to play your part, you’ll be richly rewarded with competitive salaries, bonus schemes and flexible working options.

company overview

COMPANY OVERVIEW

We are a digital-first, customer obsessed retailer known for our M&S own-brand model, which delivers top quality food, clothing, home products and financial services. Our annual turnover is £10 billion and we have a presence in some 57 countries worldwide. We employ over 80,000 colleagues who serve about 32 million people each week. And we’re constantly evolving. Connecting with our customers is at the heart of our business – which is why we’re partnering with world-class technology firms to help shape the retail experience of the future.

diversity

DIVERSITY

We are committed to an active Equal Opportunities Policy. This doesn't just cover our recruitment and selection procedures, but runs right through learning and development, appraisal, and promotion opportunities. We work hard to cultivate an environment free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. At M&S, everyone can achieve their full potential, regardless of;

  • gender, sexual orientation, or marital status
  • race, colour, nationality,
  • hours of work
  • religious or political beliefs
  • disability
  • age

Pay – our salaries are competitive and reviewed every year, with extra performance rewards to recognise individual achievements.

Employee discount – 20% on all in-store and online purchases for you and a partner or family member.

Holidays – a minimum 28 days’ statutory holiday per year, pro-rata if you’re part time.

Bonus – we have a number of discretionary bonus schemes for employees who’ve helped us reach our goals.

Pension – we offer a Defined Contribution pension plan, to which we contribute 6% for every 3% you put in. More at www.yourmandspension.com.

Life Assurance – get life assurance cover to the value of two times your annual pensionable salary from day one.

Sharesave – put aside any amount between £5 and £250 each month for three years and buy M&S shares at a 20% discount – or get your savings back.

Sharebuy – buy M&S shares on a monthly basis direct from your gross salary and build up an investment.

Salary Sacrifice – join one of our schemes covering holiday buying, car leasing and cycle to work.

Discounts – take advantage of over 1,500 special discounts covering holidays, leisure attractions and more.

Heath & Wellbeing – receive discounted healthcare products and a dedicated wellbeing website with top tips.

Charity Volunteer Day – volunteer for one day at a charity of your choice.

awards and recognition

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Industry recognition is a nice bonus. Most of all because it’s an acknowledgement of how well our people have done. Whether it’s Which? Supermarket of the Year 2017 or an award for our charity and community work, we’re delighted to be considered and we’re proud of the teams involved. If we can bring out the best in our people and give younger people a better start in their careers, that’s incredibly rewarding – and something we’ll continue to do.

Awards & Recognitions
learning and development

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

A constantly evolving business requires its people to grow with it. Our comprehensive training and coaching programme will improve your confidence and equip you with all the skills you need for a Digital First future. Whatever your role, wherever your ambition lies, we’ll tailor your training to meet your needs, giving you all the support you need to do your job well. Our induction programme for new starters lasts between one and two weeks, depending on your experience. You’ll get a basic overview of our business, along with everything you need to feel passionate, inspired and excited about your new role with us.

plan A

PLAN A

Our Plan A initiative will help us become the world’s most sustainable major retailer. Our ultimate goals are to combat climate change, reduce waste, use sustainable raw materials, trade ethically and help our customers to lead healthier lifestyles.

Find out more about Plan A

Find out more about Plan A
smarter working

SMARTER WORKING MEETS YOUR LIFESTYLE

We recognise that, whatever job you do or whatever level you're at, you need to strike a balance between your work life and your home life. Our smarter working approach means we are flexible and open in how we work to deliver for our customers. We support a range of options, from part-time and shift work, to job sharing and term-time working.

We also offer a career break scheme, with up to nine months’ unpaid leave. This is in addition to leave for a wide range of different circumstances, including adoption, IVF treatment, annual training exercises for the armed forces, and more.

READY TO APPLY?

Simply click the button below. If you have a disability or learning difficulty and require alternative arrangements, please call us on 0845 300 3725 so we can assess your needs. Alternatively, contact your preferred store directly to discuss your personal circumstances.

Learning and Development

A complex operation like ours works best when we all work well together. This means understanding how all the pieces fit and what each of them does; and how you could support this. This year, we’re going to give you those cross-functional insights. There’ll be more opportunities to move around the business. You’ll see how other departments function. You’ll get to network with your peers. There will be a greater emphasis on commerciality and entrepreneurial thinking.

We’ll also be taking a more robust approach to your career management. This will be done via talent profiles. To make sure you meet and exceed yours, we’ll assign you a mentor who will invest their time and experience in you. Our current intake will also be on hand as your buddy. They’ve just been where you’re about to go, so who better to be your guide and answer all your questions.

We are looking to you to be the future leaders of our business. To take us forward successfully, you’ll need to understand how we got to where are to today. Our current subject matter experts will take you on this journey. They will arm you with invaluable insight into what works and what doesn’t.

By the end of your programme, the experience you will have gained will make you a retail force to be reckoned with.

Applying to join M&S

  • Online application

    Read more
    x

    Stage one: online application and testing

    You'll need to apply online - where you'll take some online screening tests, after which there follows a short period of suspense. This is where your application rises to the top of our review pile. As soon as we can, we'll be in touch to let you know whether you've successfully made it through to the next stage of your journey.

    Be sure to check each programme page for specific closing dates as they may vary. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait another year before you can apply again.

    Here are a few tips. On your application form, be sure you include all your work experience and clearly state how it relates to the role you are applying for – or what skills you learned in that job which you can bring to our programme. In the online testing, everyone completes a personality questionnaire and takes a situational judgement test. Then you’ll be challenged to show your verbal, numerical or inductive skills, depending on the scheme you’re applying for. It’s a good idea to practice online tests before attempting the real ones – you can easily find some online. Make sure you take the tests in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you’re applying for the Enterprise Programme, the process is a little less orthodox - so to find out more click here

  • Come to an assessment centre

    Read more
    x

    Stage two: come to an assessment centre

    If we like what we see online, we'll ask to see you in person. You'll then be invited to a day of group exercises, presentations and an interview. Not easy, but not as scary as it sounds. In Retail, assessment centres will take place in January, February or March 2018, although some Head Office schemes will hold theirs in December 2017. There are plenty of tips on other pages to help you perform at your best.

  • Receive an offer

    Read more
    x

    Stage three: receive an offer

    If all goes well and there's a place for you on one of our schemes, we'll let you know by the end of March. All in all, it's a simple process: just hold on to those 'if only' thoughts and do your best to impress at every stage. M&S has roles waiting for you. Yes, you could make it happen.

  • Start with us

    Read more
    x

    Stage four: start with us

    This is the moment you've been waiting for. Your first day! Head Office Business Placements start in July but Retail Management and HR begin in September. All graduate roles start in September.

    Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes for 2018 are now open.

Lingerie Design

M&S is renowned for bringing the latest trends to the high street. Created with every one of our customers’ tastes in mind, our clothing, lingerie and home ranges have garnered incredible brand loyalty. As a Design Intern, you’ll get to experience both the research and creative process behind making this a reality.

Key Information

  • Location

    Head Office (London)

  • Duration

    Eight weeks: Monday 10th June - Friday 2nd August 2019

  • Salary

    £19,500 pro rata

Career questions?

Message us on WhatsApp*
07834 335603

*Service only available during office hours

Learning and Development

A complex operation like ours works best when we all work well together. This means understanding how all the pieces fit and what each of them does; and how you could support this. This year, we’re going to give you those cross-functional insights. There’ll be more opportunities to move around the business. You’ll see how other departments function. You’ll get to network with your peers. There will be a greater emphasis on commerciality and entrepreneurial thinking.

We’ll also be taking a more robust approach to your career management. This will be done via talent profiles. To make sure you meet and exceed yours, we’ll assign you a mentor who will invest their time and experience in you. Our current intake will also be on hand as your buddy. They’ve just been where you’re about to go, so who better to be your guide and answer all your questions.

We are looking to you to be the future leaders of our business. To take us forward successfully, you’ll need to understand how we got to where are to today. Our current subject matter experts will take you on this journey. They will arm you with invaluable insight into what works and what doesn’t.

By the end of your programme, the experience you will have gained will make you a retail force to be reckoned with.

Applying to join M&S

  • Online application

    Read more
    x

    Stage one: online application and testing

    You'll need to apply online - where you'll take some online screening tests, after which there follows a short period of suspense. This is where your application rises to the top of our review pile. As soon as we can, we'll be in touch to let you know whether you've successfully made it through to the next stage of your journey.

    Be sure to check each programme page for specific closing dates as they may vary. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait another year before you can apply again.

    Here are a few tips. On your application form, be sure you include all your work experience and clearly state how it relates to the role you are applying for – or what skills you learned in that job which you can bring to our programme. In the online testing, everyone completes a personality questionnaire and takes a situational judgement test. Then you’ll be challenged to show your verbal, numerical or inductive skills, depending on the scheme you’re applying for. It’s a good idea to practice online tests before attempting the real ones – you can easily find some online. Make sure you take the tests in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you’re applying for the Enterprise Programme, the process is a little less orthodox - so to find out more click here

  • Come to an assessment centre

    Read more
    x

    Stage two: come to an assessment centre

    If we like what we see online, we'll ask to see you in person. You'll then be invited to a day of group exercises, presentations and an interview. Not easy, but not as scary as it sounds. In Retail, assessment centres will take place in January, February or March 2018, although some Head Office schemes will hold theirs in December 2017. There are plenty of tips on other pages to help you perform at your best.

  • Receive an offer

    Read more
    x

    Stage three: receive an offer

    If all goes well and there's a place for you on one of our schemes, we'll let you know by the end of March. All in all, it's a simple process: just hold on to those 'if only' thoughts and do your best to impress at every stage. M&S has roles waiting for you. Yes, you could make it happen.

  • Start with us

    Read more
    x

    Stage four: start with us

    This is the moment you've been waiting for. Your first day! Head Office Business Placements start in July but Retail Management and HR begin in September. All graduate roles start in September.

    Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes for 2018 are now open.

15 October, 2018

GOODWILL TO ALL

Sarah joined us in August 2014 and her first M&S Christmas was just a few months later. She remembers how exciting it was to see all the festive products flooding into the store and how busy it was from her position on the Customer Service Desk. She’s always felt that there’s a special atmosphere at Christmas which has been rekindled year after year. “Everyone feels so festive and happy – the days fly by,” Sarah says.

She’s been part of a team of people who go out of their way to make Christmas special for our customers. But they get a lot back in return, as Sarah explains: “Working over Christmas has given me a lot of knowledge about retail and how things operate over the busiest period. I’ve also learned that customers need a lot of help when choosing Christmas presents and I’m only too delighted to make suggestions. It’s great to offer a bit of goodwill, but it’s also helped increase my product knowledge. I’ve also been able to help out in a variety of departments which has given me a lot of experience.”

After spells on the Customer Service Desk and in Bureau de Change, Sarah has found her niche in the Food Hall of our Cheshire Oaks store, where she’s a Section Co-ordinator and loving the fast pace. There are quite a few reasons why Sarah is proud to be part of M&S: the service we always deliver with a smile; the quality of our products; our Plan A environmental commitment; our generous benefits such as the chance to ‘buy’ extra holiday; and her amazing colleagues – Sarah has taken the Level 2 Apprenticeship and she enjoys sharing her knowledge of what it takes.

Sarah has also been impressed by the generosity of our refund policy – from first-hand experience: “A customer came to the Customer Service Desk for a refund and mentioned that her husband had sadly passed away a week before. Her receipt was outside the refund policy by one day. When I checked the items, they had gone down into the sale so I gave her a refund for the full amount. She was happy with this but started crying. I took her to the cafe and bought her a coffee to calm down. She thanked me and said she did not expect anything like this.”

Perhaps not, but we never forget that shoppers aren’t just customers – they’re real people.

Inside M&S

Enterprise

The future needs big picture thinkers. And that’s exactly what we’re looking for – change agents. This programme is for the influencers. The thought leaders. The resilient decision makers. This is for the strategically minded, entrepreneurially spirited business buffs. We want you to anticipate the ever-changing needs of our customers and work with us to do what we do even better. To propel both our futures.

Key Information

  • Location

    Head Office (London)

  • Duration

    18 months’ training

  • Salary

    £28,000

Career questions?

Message us on WhatsApp*
07834 335603

*Service only available during office hours

Learning and Development

A complex operation like ours works best when we all work well together. This means understanding how all the pieces fit and what each of them does; and how you could support this. This year, we’re going to give you those cross-functional insights. There’ll be more opportunities to move around the business. You’ll see how other departments function. You’ll get to network with your peers. There will be a greater emphasis on commerciality and entrepreneurial thinking.

We’ll also be taking a more robust approach to your career management. This will be done via talent profiles. To make sure you meet and exceed yours, we’ll assign you a mentor who will invest their time and experience in you. Our current intake will also be on hand as your buddy. They’ve just been where you’re about to go, so who better to be your guide and answer all your questions.

We are looking to you to be the future leaders of our business. To take us forward successfully, you’ll need to understand how we got to where are to today. Our current subject matter experts will take you on this journey. They will arm you with invaluable insight into what works and what doesn’t.

By the end of your programme, the experience you will have gained will make you a retail force to be reckoned with.

Applying to join M&S

  • Online application

    Read more
    x

    Stage one: online application and testing

    You'll need to apply online - where you'll take some online screening tests, after which there follows a short period of suspense. This is where your application rises to the top of our review pile. As soon as we can, we'll be in touch to let you know whether you've successfully made it through to the next stage of your journey.

    Be sure to check each programme page for specific closing dates as they may vary. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait another year before you can apply again.

    Here are a few tips. On your application form, be sure you include all your work experience and clearly state how it relates to the role you are applying for – or what skills you learned in that job which you can bring to our programme. In the online testing, everyone completes a personality questionnaire and takes a situational judgement test. Then you’ll be challenged to show your verbal, numerical or inductive skills, depending on the scheme you’re applying for. It’s a good idea to practice online tests before attempting the real ones – you can easily find some online. Make sure you take the tests in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you’re applying for the Enterprise Programme, the process is a little less orthodox - so to find out more click here

  • Come to an assessment centre

    Read more
    x

    Stage two: come to an assessment centre

    If we like what we see online, we'll ask to see you in person. You'll then be invited to a day of group exercises, presentations and an interview. Not easy, but not as scary as it sounds. In Retail, assessment centres will take place in January, February or March 2018, although some Head Office schemes will hold theirs in December 2017. There are plenty of tips on other pages to help you perform at your best.

  • Receive an offer

    Read more
    x

    Stage three: receive an offer

    If all goes well and there's a place for you on one of our schemes, we'll let you know by the end of March. All in all, it's a simple process: just hold on to those 'if only' thoughts and do your best to impress at every stage. M&S has roles waiting for you. Yes, you could make it happen.

  • Start with us

    Read more
    x

    Stage four: start with us

    This is the moment you've been waiting for. Your first day! Head Office Business Placements start in July but Retail Management and HR begin in September. All graduate roles start in September.

    Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes for 2018 are now open.

Menswear Design

M&S is renowned for bringing the latest trends to the high street. Created with every one of our customers’ tastes in mind, our clothing, lingerie and home ranges have garnered incredible brand loyalty. As a Design Intern, you’ll get to experience both the research and creative process behind making this a reality.

Key Information

  • Location

    Head Office (London)

  • Duration

    Eight weeks: Monday 10th June - Friday 2nd August 2019

  • Salary

    £19,500 pro rata

Career questions?

Message us on WhatsApp*
07834 335603

*Service only available during office hours

Learning and Development

A complex operation like ours works best when we all work well together. This means understanding how all the pieces fit and what each of them does; and how you could support this. This year, we’re going to give you those cross-functional insights. There’ll be more opportunities to move around the business. You’ll see how other departments function. You’ll get to network with your peers. There will be a greater emphasis on commerciality and entrepreneurial thinking.

We’ll also be taking a more robust approach to your career management. This will be done via talent profiles. To make sure you meet and exceed yours, we’ll assign you a mentor who will invest their time and experience in you. Our current intake will also be on hand as your buddy. They’ve just been where you’re about to go, so who better to be your guide and answer all your questions.

We are looking to you to be the future leaders of our business. To take us forward successfully, you’ll need to understand how we got to where are to today. Our current subject matter experts will take you on this journey. They will arm you with invaluable insight into what works and what doesn’t.

By the end of your programme, the experience you will have gained will make you a retail force to be reckoned with.

Applying to join M&S

  • Online application

    Read more
    x

    Stage one: online application and testing

    You'll need to apply online - where you'll take some online screening tests, after which there follows a short period of suspense. This is where your application rises to the top of our review pile. As soon as we can, we'll be in touch to let you know whether you've successfully made it through to the next stage of your journey.

    Be sure to check each programme page for specific closing dates as they may vary. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait another year before you can apply again.

    Here are a few tips. On your application form, be sure you include all your work experience and clearly state how it relates to the role you are applying for – or what skills you learned in that job which you can bring to our programme. In the online testing, everyone completes a personality questionnaire and takes a situational judgement test. Then you’ll be challenged to show your verbal, numerical or inductive skills, depending on the scheme you’re applying for. It’s a good idea to practice online tests before attempting the real ones – you can easily find some online. Make sure you take the tests in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you’re applying for the Enterprise Programme, the process is a little less orthodox - so to find out more click here

  • Come to an assessment centre

    Read more
    x

    Stage two: come to an assessment centre

    If we like what we see online, we'll ask to see you in person. You'll then be invited to a day of group exercises, presentations and an interview. Not easy, but not as scary as it sounds. In Retail, assessment centres will take place in January, February or March 2018, although some Head Office schemes will hold theirs in December 2017. There are plenty of tips on other pages to help you perform at your best.

  • Receive an offer

    Read more
    x

    Stage three: receive an offer

    If all goes well and there's a place for you on one of our schemes, we'll let you know by the end of March. All in all, it's a simple process: just hold on to those 'if only' thoughts and do your best to impress at every stage. M&S has roles waiting for you. Yes, you could make it happen.

  • Start with us

    Read more
    x

    Stage four: start with us

    This is the moment you've been waiting for. Your first day! Head Office Business Placements start in July but Retail Management and HR begin in September. All graduate roles start in September.

    Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes for 2018 are now open.

11 October, 2018

SOURCING OUR CHRISTMAS MOMENT MAKERS

As Head of Resourcing, Kim and her team are responsible for bringing quality new talent into M&S – and doing so in a way that provides a great candidate experience. This means resourcing our Stores, Head Offices and Castle Donington Distribution Centre, as well as filling places on our Early Careers schemes.

That’s a big job in itself, but then there’s the ‘little’ matter of Christmas. Every year, we take on thousands of new seasonal colleagues, either to create magical in-store moments for shoppers, or to pick, pack and despatch orders at Castle Donington in time for Christmas stockings. When it comes to overseeing this huge recruitment drive, Kim always steps up to the plate. Not least, because she loves Christmas at M&S: “How would I describe it? Fantastic, festive, fun, fast and furious!”

Kim has spent her entire career at M&S, taking on a number of HR roles both in our Stores and Head Office after becoming hooked on retail and our brand after leaving college. So she’s ideally qualified to talk about Christmas at M&S: “I remember packing at the tills in Food on Christmas Eve, seeing trollies piled high with all these amazing products for a festive feast. It’s such a great time to be working in store, helping our customers find that perfect gift or select some delicious food, or (I have to admit) often treating myself to cakes galore in the staff café! Our store warehouses are always jam-packed with stock, but at Christmas it’s even more of a challenge to keep everything organised so shelves on the shop floor are constantly full.”

Kim also has her own views on what makes the perfect M&S Christmas moment maker: “As it’s so busy, you need to be flexible to respond to changing demands and prepared to go the extra mile. You need to genuinely enjoy helping customers, and have a friendly and positive approach.”

Flexibility is certainly a quality that has stood Kim in good stead as she’s moved from role to role in HR at M&S. She’s been part of a number of change programmes to keep us competitive in a tough retail marketplace and led some amazing teams – Kim knows only too well that great people make a strong business.

To sum up her career, Kim says: “I’ve had the privilege of working with so many great people: leaders, colleagues and friends. I’ve seen our business design and launch some amazing products, become a market leader for quality and innovation, and do wonderful things for our communities. Call me biased, but you don’t spend your whole career at one company unless you really believe in it.”

Inside M&S

Food Product Development

At M&S, we’re known for the quality, innovation and creativity of our food. If you’re studying Food Innovation; Food Development; Food Marketing; Food & Nutrition; Culinary Arts or a Chef Programme, how could possibly resist helping us make it even better?

Key Information

  • Location

    Head Office (London)

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Salary

    £19,500 pro rata

Career questions?

Message us on WhatsApp*
07834 335603

*Service only available during office hours

Learning and Development

A complex operation like ours works best when we all work well together. This means understanding how all the pieces fit and what each of them does; and how you could support this. This year, we’re going to give you those cross-functional insights. There’ll be more opportunities to move around the business. You’ll see how other departments function. You’ll get to network with your peers. There will be a greater emphasis on commerciality and entrepreneurial thinking.

We’ll also be taking a more robust approach to your career management. This will be done via talent profiles. To make sure you meet and exceed yours, we’ll assign you a mentor who will invest their time and experience in you. Our current intake will also be on hand as your buddy. They’ve just been where you’re about to go, so who better to be your guide and answer all your questions.

We are looking to you to be the future leaders of our business. To take us forward successfully, you’ll need to understand how we got to where are to today. Our current subject matter experts will take you on this journey. They will arm you with invaluable insight into what works and what doesn’t.

By the end of your programme, the experience you will have gained will make you a retail force to be reckoned with.

Applying to join M&S

  • Online application

    Read more
    x

    Stage one: online application and testing

    You'll need to apply online - where you'll take some online screening tests, after which there follows a short period of suspense. This is where your application rises to the top of our review pile. As soon as we can, we'll be in touch to let you know whether you've successfully made it through to the next stage of your journey.

    Be sure to check each programme page for specific closing dates as they may vary. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait another year before you can apply again.

    Here are a few tips. On your application form, be sure you include all your work experience and clearly state how it relates to the role you are applying for – or what skills you learned in that job which you can bring to our programme. In the online testing, everyone completes a personality questionnaire and takes a situational judgement test. Then you’ll be challenged to show your verbal, numerical or inductive skills, depending on the scheme you’re applying for. It’s a good idea to practice online tests before attempting the real ones – you can easily find some online. Make sure you take the tests in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you’re applying for the Enterprise Programme, the process is a little less orthodox - so to find out more click here

  • Come to an assessment centre

    Read more
    x

    Stage two: come to an assessment centre

    If we like what we see online, we'll ask to see you in person. You'll then be invited to a day of group exercises, presentations and an interview. Not easy, but not as scary as it sounds. In Retail, assessment centres will take place in January, February or March 2018, although some Head Office schemes will hold theirs in December 2017. There are plenty of tips on other pages to help you perform at your best.

  • Receive an offer

    Read more
    x

    Stage three: receive an offer

    If all goes well and there's a place for you on one of our schemes, we'll let you know by the end of March. All in all, it's a simple process: just hold on to those 'if only' thoughts and do your best to impress at every stage. M&S has roles waiting for you. Yes, you could make it happen.

  • Start with us

    Read more
    x

    Stage four: start with us

    This is the moment you've been waiting for. Your first day! Head Office Business Placements start in July but Retail Management and HR begin in September. All graduate roles start in September.

    Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes for 2018 are now open.

Food Product Development

Are you studying for a food science-related qualification? If so, this is your chance to step into one of the UK’s biggest, most technical and creative culinary environments. See masters of food product development at work and get the experience needed to launch your career.

Key Information

  • Location

    Head Office (London)

  • Duration

    Eight weeks: Monday 10th June - Friday 2nd August 2019

  • Salary

    £19,500 pro rata

Career questions?

Message us on WhatsApp*
07834 335603

*Service only available during office hours

Learning and Development

A complex operation like ours works best when we all work well together. This means understanding how all the pieces fit and what each of them does; and how you could support this. This year, we’re going to give you those cross-functional insights. There’ll be more opportunities to move around the business. You’ll see how other departments function. You’ll get to network with your peers. There will be a greater emphasis on commerciality and entrepreneurial thinking.

We’ll also be taking a more robust approach to your career management. This will be done via talent profiles. To make sure you meet and exceed yours, we’ll assign you a mentor who will invest their time and experience in you. Our current intake will also be on hand as your buddy. They’ve just been where you’re about to go, so who better to be your guide and answer all your questions.

We are looking to you to be the future leaders of our business. To take us forward successfully, you’ll need to understand how we got to where are to today. Our current subject matter experts will take you on this journey. They will arm you with invaluable insight into what works and what doesn’t.

By the end of your programme, the experience you will have gained will make you a retail force to be reckoned with.

Applying to join M&S

  • Online application

    Read more
    x

    Stage one: online application and testing

    You'll need to apply online - where you'll take some online screening tests, after which there follows a short period of suspense. This is where your application rises to the top of our review pile. As soon as we can, we'll be in touch to let you know whether you've successfully made it through to the next stage of your journey.

    Be sure to check each programme page for specific closing dates as they may vary. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait another year before you can apply again.

    Here are a few tips. On your application form, be sure you include all your work experience and clearly state how it relates to the role you are applying for – or what skills you learned in that job which you can bring to our programme. In the online testing, everyone completes a personality questionnaire and takes a situational judgement test. Then you’ll be challenged to show your verbal, numerical or inductive skills, depending on the scheme you’re applying for. It’s a good idea to practice online tests before attempting the real ones – you can easily find some online. Make sure you take the tests in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you’re applying for the Enterprise Programme, the process is a little less orthodox - so to find out more click here

  • Come to an assessment centre

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    Stage two: come to an assessment centre

    If we like what we see online, we'll ask to see you in person. You'll then be invited to a day of group exercises, presentations and an interview. Not easy, but not as scary as it sounds. In Retail, assessment centres will take place in January, February or March 2018, although some Head Office schemes will hold theirs in December 2017. There are plenty of tips on other pages to help you perform at your best.

  • Receive an offer

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    Stage three: receive an offer

    If all goes well and there's a place for you on one of our schemes, we'll let you know by the end of March. All in all, it's a simple process: just hold on to those 'if only' thoughts and do your best to impress at every stage. M&S has roles waiting for you. Yes, you could make it happen.

  • Start with us

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    Stage four: start with us

    This is the moment you've been waiting for. Your first day! Head Office Business Placements start in July but Retail Management and HR begin in September. All graduate roles start in September.

    Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes for 2018 are now open.

Food Product Development

At M&S, we’re known for the quality, innovation and creativity of our food. If you’re studying Food Innovation; Food Development; Food Marketing; Food & Nutrition; Culinary Arts or a Chef Programme, how could possibly resist helping us make it even better?

Key Information

  • Location

    Head Office (London)

  • Duration

    12 months

  • Salary

    £19,500 pro rata

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Learning and Development

A complex operation like ours works best when we all work well together. This means understanding how all the pieces fit and what each of them does; and how you could support this. This year, we’re going to give you those cross-functional insights. There’ll be more opportunities to move around the business. You’ll see how other departments function. You’ll get to network with your peers. There will be a greater emphasis on commerciality and entrepreneurial thinking.

We’ll also be taking a more robust approach to your career management. This will be done via talent profiles. To make sure you meet and exceed yours, we’ll assign you a mentor who will invest their time and experience in you. Our current intake will also be on hand as your buddy. They’ve just been where you’re about to go, so who better to be your guide and answer all your questions.

We are looking to you to be the future leaders of our business. To take us forward successfully, you’ll need to understand how we got to where are to today. Our current subject matter experts will take you on this journey. They will arm you with invaluable insight into what works and what doesn’t.

By the end of your programme, the experience you will have gained will make you a retail force to be reckoned with.

Applying to join M&S

  • Online application

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    Stage one: online application and testing

    You'll need to apply online - where you'll take some online screening tests, after which there follows a short period of suspense. This is where your application rises to the top of our review pile. As soon as we can, we'll be in touch to let you know whether you've successfully made it through to the next stage of your journey.

    Be sure to check each programme page for specific closing dates as they may vary. If you miss the deadline, you’ll have to wait another year before you can apply again.

    Here are a few tips. On your application form, be sure you include all your work experience and clearly state how it relates to the role you are applying for – or what skills you learned in that job which you can bring to our programme. In the online testing, everyone completes a personality questionnaire and takes a situational judgement test. Then you’ll be challenged to show your verbal, numerical or inductive skills, depending on the scheme you’re applying for. It’s a good idea to practice online tests before attempting the real ones – you can easily find some online. Make sure you take the tests in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.

    If you’re applying for the Enterprise Programme, the process is a little less orthodox - so to find out more click here

  • Come to an assessment centre

    Read more
    x

    Stage two: come to an assessment centre

    If we like what we see online, we'll ask to see you in person. You'll then be invited to a day of group exercises, presentations and an interview. Not easy, but not as scary as it sounds. In Retail, assessment centres will take place in January, February or March 2018, although some Head Office schemes will hold theirs in December 2017. There are plenty of tips on other pages to help you perform at your best.

  • Receive an offer

    Read more
    x

    Stage three: receive an offer

    If all goes well and there's a place for you on one of our schemes, we'll let you know by the end of March. All in all, it's a simple process: just hold on to those 'if only' thoughts and do your best to impress at every stage. M&S has roles waiting for you. Yes, you could make it happen.

  • Start with us

    Read more
    x

    Stage four: start with us

    This is the moment you've been waiting for. Your first day! Head Office Business Placements start in July but Retail Management and HR begin in September. All graduate roles start in September.

    Applications for our business placement and graduate programmes for 2018 are now open.

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