Department vision Digital & Data
"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 Internship 2023
Want to build yourself a legacy you’ll always be proud of? This internship in Data Science 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. During your 10 week internship, you will work as a Data Scientist asking and answering the questions that will inform our actions!
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?
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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:
- An online assessment taking approximately 45 minutes, focusing on your individual strengths
- An on-demand video interview
- 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 salaries are competitive and reviewed every year
Receive 20% discount in-store and online for you and a partner or family member
Competitive holiday entitlement
Reduce your salary to get extra holiday (conditions apply)
We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance
Save 3% of your pay into our Pension Saving Plan; we’ll add 6% more
Cover for twice your salary up to age 70 (double with our Pension Plan)
Save £5 – £500 monthly for three years with the option to buy discounted shares
Invest £10 - £150 monthly from your gross salary to buy M&S shares
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
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
Support favourite charities - donate through your pay or even volunteer for them
Information and support to help you manage your finances, from savings to money worries
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)