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"We’re working to make M&S the most data-driven, customer-centric, and digitally-led omnichannel retailer on the planet. Data underpins our business strategy and will become more critical to M&S as customers increasingly expect a digital experience. Early careers’ colleagues are essential to ensuring we are set up for success. We look to you to be hungry to learn and ready to make an impact, contributing your own ideas and perspective. By being curious and bold enough to challenge, I know you can make your mark on our digital journey."

Jeremy Pee, Chief Digital & Data Officer

Data Science Graduate Programme 2023

London, England

Want to build yourself a legacy you’ll always be proud of? Our most innovative grad scheme yet is your chance to do just that. Intentionally designed to help you shape the fast-moving world of retail, it’s a masterclass in technical training, structured mentorship, and 360-feedback. Spanning 18-24 months, you’ll rotate around our business up to four times – each time earning, learning and experiencing it all. It’s all about giving you exposure to a variety of projects and the talented people driving them – so you come to realise that there’s infinite ways to the top at M&S. If you’re ready to become an M&S Legend of Tomorrow, it’s time to begin.  

Take your place in our Data Science teams and you’ll find everything you need to begin shaping the world of retail – your way. From access to in-house development programmes to external Decoded Data Science courses that’ll help you become an expert in your field, this is a springboard on to big things.  

Our teams apply data science across the whole business – from solving customer problems like offer personalisation and online recommendation, to enterprise challenges like buying optimisation, sales forecasting, and labour planning. We use a wide variety of the core data science techniques and more to deliver millions of pounds in extra profit to the business every year. Want to be a part of some of the most innovative teams in British retail? 

Become an M&S Legend of Tomorrow. Apply today.  

Job ID
39850
Closing Date
29/12/2022 14:00
Location(s)
London
Category
Early Careers, Graduate

Application Guidance

Legends seize the chance to use their strengths every day. That’s why we’re looking to see what makes you tick through the following assessment stages:

  1. An online assessment taking approximately 45 minutes, focusing on your individual strengths
  2. An on-demand video interview
  3. A final assessment stage; either at an assessment centre attended alongside peers, or a final interview

We’ll support anyone who requires reasonable adjustments to their application process – just let us know before the assessments start.

Some technical programmes may ask you to complete a short numerical reasoning test or a coding assessment. And most of our assessments are untimed, but we’ll make you aware of any timed elements in advance.

As a tip, avoid overly rehearsing your responses, especially for your video interview. We want you to be bold, be different, and be you.

Our Benefits

Pay

Our salaries are competitive and reviewed every year

Colleague discount

Receive 20% discount in-store and online for you and a partner or family member

Holidays

A minimum 28 days’ statutory holiday per year, pro-rata if you’re part time

Holiday buy

Reduce your salary to get extra holiday (conditions apply)

Bonus

We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance

Pension

Save 3% of your pay into our Pension Saving Plan; we’ll add 6% more

Life assurance

Cover for twice your salary up to age 70 (double with our Pension Plan)

Sharesave

Save £5 – £500 monthly for three years with the option to buy discounted shares

Sharebuy

Invest £10 - £150 monthly from your gross salary to buy M&S shares

My choices

Save on everyday costs, recognise colleagues' success, and discover your wellbeing support and benefits

Cycle to work

Bike/accessory hire with Cycle to Work, and save on tax and national insurance

SMART tech

Buy the latest technology with interest-free financing directly from your salary

Health & Wellbeing

Save on you and your family's health expenses, gym memberships and active wear

Mental health support

24/7 support from PAM Wellbeing, including free counselling, CBT and support for your family

Giving back

Support favourite charities - donate through your pay or even volunteer for them

Financial wellbeing

Information and support to help you manage your finances, from savings to money worries

Celebration time

An extra day off per year to celebrate something special to you

Virtual GP services

Free, unlimited access to a qualified GP for you and your family (UK colleagues)