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Generalist Internship 2022

Job ID 5887 Closing Date 03/01/2022 23:55 Location London Contract Full time Hours 40 Salary and Benefits Competitive

What we look for

You’re a future thinker. You care about doing things ethically, sustainably, and innovatively. You also want a proper taste of life at a digitally enabled business that’s changing the retail industry for the better. If that’s you, our internship is where you’ll discover a whole range of professional paths you can take pride in. It’s an opportunity for you to show us curiosity, adaptability, proactivity and focus, and a chance for us to show you how you can use what you’ve got to build a better future. For everyone.

Why I chose M&S

Starting my M&S journey as a Merchandising Intern was a brilliant way for me to acquire the skills, I needed to accelerate my career. I learned key merchandising skills through on-the-job training, gained knowledge of systems and processes, and discovered networking opportunities that provided me with the springboard I’d need to return as a Merchandising Graduate.

Jemima, Merchandising Graduate and former Intern

What we offer

As an M&S Intern, tomorrow starts today. As you build an understanding of life inside the fast-paced world of retail, you’ll develop the skills you need to become a legendary leader who can take the industry forward. In just a few short weeks, we’ll show you how we’re transforming our business, making it quicker and slicker for customers everywhere – and we’ll challenge you to show us how you’d do things differently.

Openness. Innovation. Ambition. That’s what you’ll find here – whether you join us in a generalist role giving exposure across the business, or in food tech. It’s your time to experience where a career with us could take you and learn that it’s never too early to be the change you want to see in the world.


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.


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

Holiday Buy

You can reduce your salary in exchange for up to one contractual week of additional holiday, subject to eligibility and National Living Wage requirements.


We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on the role that you do and the performance of our business.


If you save 3% of your pay into our Pension Saving Plan we will add an extra 6%. More details at

Life Assurance

Free cover of two times your annual salary up to age 70. If you pay into our Pension Saving Plan we double this to four times.


Allows you to save between £5 and £250 per month for three years with the option to buy shares at a 20% discount – or simply take your savings back.


Invest between £10 and £180 each month from your gross salary to buy M&S shares and build up an investment.

My Choices

Enjoy savings on everyday costs to holidays, recognise your colleague’s success and get more information and support on your wellbeing & benefits.

Cycle to Work

Hire a bike and accessories through 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 money on you and your families medical and dental expenses. Get great discounts on gym memberships, active wear, and health products.

Mental Health Support

Free 24/7 support from our expert health and wellbeing partners PAM Wellbeing - including free counselling and CBT as well as support for your family.

Giving Back

Support charities you care about the most by donating through your pay or even volunteer for them for one day.

Financial Wellbeing

Access to information and support to help you manage your finances from long term savings to managing your debt or money worries.

Celebration Time

Celebration time provides additional time off (up to one day per year) for a special occasion.

Generalist Internship 2022

Already thinking about tomorrow? You’ve already got the makings of an M&S legend. Now, all you need is the opportunity to get started. Over just a few short weeks as an M&S intern, we’ll give you that and more. Our generalist stream allows you to experience a wide range of businesses across the M&S portfolio. So, you can see all the exciting places a future at M&S might take you. Rotations could be across our international business, food, clothing and home or digital & data – or one of our support functions. And, not to forget time within our retail network. You’ll gain exposure to real life projects, whether it’s running a digital & data festival or launching M& in new international markets. If you have a passion for retail, a digital mindset and the inquisitiveness to find solutions for our customers, M&S is the place to be, at exactly the right time.

Here, you can go on to great things. This is your chance to get real experience at a diverse, global, digital-first retailer. And get an invaluable head-start over your competition when you leave university.

Key skills and experience:

  • A passion for our products
  • Outgoing, analytical, and calm under pressure
  • Confidence and determination to make things happen

An ability to build real relationships and react to changes

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

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