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Employer Infomation

  • Application deadline: Cycle closed. See website for updates.
  • Starting salaries: £24k - £25.5k
  • Regions: Nationwide
  • Industries: Retail, Management
  • Website: http://www.marksandspencer.com/
  • Email: N/A
  • Telephone: N/A
  • Address: N/A

What is Marks & Spencer?

Marks & Spencer is one of the UK's leading retailers, offering a range of products, from stylish clothing, to quality home products, to responsibly sourced food. M&S is the leading provider of womenswear and owns the 3rd largest coffee chain in the UK. With over 600 UK stores that serves more than 21 million customers a week, and more than 75,000 employees in an expanding online and international business, Marks & Spencer has plenty of opportunities for graduates to build a career in retail management.

What roles are available at Marks & Spencer?

Management; Selling; Human Relations; IT; Food Technology; Food Buying; Food Product Development; Buying; Merchandising; Design and Garment Technology.

Application process for Marks & Spencer.

Online applications. Register interest for next year's cycle here.

Entry requirements and type of person suited for Marks & Spencer.

Depending on position, a good degree in a related field is required to apply. M&S looks for applicants with good communication and leadership skills, good business acumen and high levels of numeracy, strong motivation and quick thinking.

Future prospects and training at Marks & Spencer.

M&S training combines shop floor placements garnering first hand business experiences with a series of training programmes and workshops to develop all the relevant technical and personal skills to perform in their business area, including leadership, communication and confidence. Graduates will also shadow existing staff to see how they handle the pressures of these roles. On completion of the training, graduates will be placed on a fast track to senior level management, with the possibility of switching discipline if desired.

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