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Discover the legacy you want to build

Ready for some actual experience in your chosen field? Our industrial placements are for students full of ambition and enthusiasm for the world of retail. They give you the chance to experience a live role, while you discover where your talents lie. And they’re an opportunity for you to make the most of your year in industry. Help us shape the future of retail and a smarter, more agile M&S. We’re ready for you.

Our programmes are now closed until September 2022 but please sign up to job alerts to stay up to date with everything M&S has to offer.


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What we look for

We like people to dream big. That doesn’t mean we expect you to become the best in the business overnight. Instead, it means we want you to bring the positive attitude and humble approach we know opens doors to the future you’re searching for. The sooner you begin working hard to build an innovative portfolio, diversified network, and impressively broad skillset, the better your chances of getting the career start you want and need. The good news? You can do it all at a large, global company like M&S.

Everyone thinks about their career legacy. The question is: what will yours be and when will it begin?


Want a taste of what it’s like to work alongside the innovators transforming M&S? Benefit from seeing what today’s leaders, and tomorrow’s legends look like. While experimenting with finding your ideal path, throughout an unforgettable series of experiences.

Why I chose M&S

M&S industrial placements gave me unparalleled access to many areas of our business. Leaving university having studied accounting and tax (and completing a year in industry at M&S as part of my degree), I was adamant I wanted to move away from finance and work in a creative and problem-solving space. Alongside building a thorough understanding of how M&S functions, the business placement and graduate programme allowed me time and experience to find my fit. M&S has supported my career development in product management and building strategies, working alongside colleagues who share my passion for problem solving every day.

David, Graduate and Former Industrial Placement Colleague

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