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Marks and Spencer Graduate Scheme

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.

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