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Marks and Spencer Graduate Scheme

Started by Job Hunter, January 13, 2013, 05:39:19 pm

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Marks and Spencer has something to offer for everyone with their commitment to delivering excellent standards every day.

M&S Graduate Schemes come in a wide range of courses - something to suit everyone. Each offers an insight into the working of the company and new challenges to develop you into a vital asset to the company.

The most popular scheme is the Retail Management programme with the end-goal of being a Commercial Manager in one of the M&S stores. This programme has two start dates throughout the year - in April and September although the selection process for all courses closes in December so make sure you check their website regularly for updates.

Graduate Roles include:

- Retail Management
- HR Management
- IT
- Logistics
- Buying
- Marketing
- Merchandising
- Product Technology
- Food Technology
- Food Product Development
- Fashion Design
- Ecommerce

What can I expect?

The majority of M&S Graduate programmes are one year courses where you can expect to complete a number of placements, starting in-store, to get a better understanding of the company from bottom up. There will also be 'Attachments' where you shadow existing managers, workshops, personal workbooks to complete and practical learning.

Starting salaries for M&S Graduates range from  £23,500 - 28,000 depending on the scheme and location. In addition to this you can also expect good holiday allowance, staff discounts up to 40% off, pensions, assistance in relocating and a range of other retail discounts.

What do I need to apply?

You will need to have a 2:1 degree. Almost any subject will be considered for the Retail Management course, but if you are seeking a position on one of the other placements then your degree should be in a suitable discipline.


This is excellent, plenty of opportunities available with M&S.  Good that if you want to explore retail management then any degree will be considered, this is even better news for those that were not sure what route to take but wanted a degree


The great thing about Marks and Spencer is that they are quite a vast range of different areas in which you can work.

There's the "behind-the-scenes" and admin work for those who would rather be away from the customers, so to speak, but then there are also management opportunities for those hoping to go into management later on.

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