Department vision Support Centre
"Our Support Centre colleagues work together to build the M&S of the future – making it an even more amazing place to work than it is today. We create the M&S magic using a people-first and digital-centric approach to deliver business results and objectives. Retail is fast-moving so we continue to adapt to the changing consumer landscape, the macro trends that shape the world of work and the needs of our colleagues. I joined M&S through a graduate scheme and have loved the variety. We’re building a place to work that feels special and remarkable with people and their wellbeing at the heart of what we do."
Sarah Findlater, Group Human Resources Director
People (HR) Internship Programme 2023
Fixed term: June – August 2023
Tomorrow’s legends learn from the best
Do you want to work in business transformation? Empower people to perform at their best? And sharpen every business you work alongside? Then apply for our People Intern Programme – because it’s never too soon to think about your future legacy.
Our remarkable, diverse people make M&S. They’re right at the heart of our business, pushing us to evolve and grow. You’ll immerse yourself in our People Strategy, understand how it contributes to the wider business and ultimately empower our people to excel. On this ten-week programme, you’ll join one of our Centre of Expertise teams, get hands-on experience, learn to strengthen the M&S culture, explore how diverse and varied talent pipelines impact retail, and gain insights into life as part of the M&S People team – who have trailblazing ambitions to become the best place to work in retail.
Legends are made, not born – so we’ll invest in your soft skills development and help you understand a bit more about yourself. You’ll come away with stronger skills, and greater knowledge about what a career in the People team could offer you after you graduate. What’s more, this is your opportunity to commit to your people-led ambitions, as we commit to you through general and specialist training.
You don’t need a specific degree or background to join the People team, but it’s helpful if you’re the curious, analytical type. Because the success of our HR relies on changemakers with a passion to push boundaries. Changemakers like you.
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M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.
We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.
If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.
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 member of your household
Competitive holiday entitlement with the potential to buy extra holiday days.
We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance
Cover for twice your salary up to age 70 (double with our Pension Plan)
Helping you to save through our Pension Savings Plan, Share Buy and Sharesave schemes.
Save on everyday costs through discounts and offers and get access to great health 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 and Wellbeing
Resources to support your wellbeing, including a free virtual GP service.
Support favourite charities - donate through your pay or even volunteer for them