Product Graduate Programme 2023
Tech legends start here
Do you want to design, engineer and deliver sophisticated machine learning models? Want to build engaging customer experiences across everything from banking to apps? Then apply for our Product graduate programme – because it’s never too soon to think about your future legacy. You might be surprised at just how much tech, digital and data drives a retail business as ours.
We currently have two pathways for graduates: Digital & Data Product; and Technology Product. Each programme lasts between 12 and 24 months, with up to four rotations around the business. Across both options, you’ll enjoy learning all about our product lifecycles, how to use your strategic mindset to deliver results, what it means to influence stakeholders, the people behind the products, and the advancement of modern technology.
Working alongside legendary product managers, designers, developers, data scientists and subject matter experts, you’ll help shape the fast-moving world of retail and e-commerce – and enjoy a masterclass in practical training and structured mentorship.
Digital and Data Product Management Pathway
Join us here and explore rotations across our data and digital products. Data products will involve working on sophisticated machine learning models that help your colleagues make better decisions – whether they work in Clothing & Home Planning, Buying & Pricing or in Retail Operations. Digital products include building engaging customer experiences across personalisation, banking, apps, or the web.
Technology Product Pathway
On this pathway, you’ll work closely with engineers to measure and drive success of products, and make sure solutions are valuable, viable, usable and feasible for the customer. In essence, you’ll act as the voice of the customer, and translate their needs into product vision and strategy.
Whichever pathway you choose, we’ll support you at every step, helping you to reach your ambitions – no matter where they take you within our global organisation. Before starting, you’ll need to show a keen and demonstrable interest in product, data, technology and retail – either through relevant qualifications, experience or through self-directed learning. Ideally, you’ll also have experience or knowledge of product management, product design, and analytics.
The talented people we’re looking for in both these programmes will be curious and analytical, with a user-centric approach and always looking to improve. You’ll also be an active listener who can analyse and consolidate multiple opinions and insights for optimal delivery – these are critical attributes to every future legend’s success.
Please note this job is closed. Register your interest here
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.
Where I started
Today’s graduate; tomorrow’s legend. Many of our more senior colleagues and leaders started out in early careers positions. Some of whom follow a linear career path, many used their experiences and skills to move elsewhere in the business. Just know that you’ll be supported to follow the path you choose to carve for yourself, whatever that may be.
An example of a career path within Tech could be:
- Software Engineer
- Senior Software Engineer
- Software Engineering Manager
- Head of Software Engineering
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