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Space Range and Display Industrial Placement 2022

Job ID 5881 Closing Date 30/11/2021 23:55 Location London Contract Full time Hours 40 Salary and Benefits Competitive

What we look for

If you’re all about finding ways to be innovative, ethical, and sustainable, you’ve already got the makings of an M&S Legend of Tomorrow. What you need now is the launchpad to bring your ideas to life. That’s what you’ll find right here. We’re always looking for curious, analytical, adaptable, and proactive students who care about what comes next – as passionate about reimagining retail for good, as they are about carving out their own career.

Why I chose M&S

I re-joined the business for the BBP Food Technology Placement year after completing the Food Technology Internship within the confectionary category the year before (I couldn’t get enough!). The scheme was well-rounded, giving me exposure to both retail and manufacturing, as well as all key roles within the food industry. I spent six months working for M&S in the roast poultry category, leading a project trialling exciting new food processing technology with a manufacturer in Germany. The second half of the placement was with one of our seafood manufacturers in Scotland, which was also really diverse, from spending days on Scottish lochs with our fish farms, to our primary and secondary processing facilities. I have now re-joined the business again as a Food Technology graduate in the prepared produce category and no day is ever the same!

Alice, Graduate and former Business Placement Colleague

What we offer

Want to get ahead of tomorrow? Over 12 months with us, you’ll discover opportunities to disrupt what we’ve always done and influence what we’re doing next. From food to fashion and software design to data, we’ll give you room to make your mark and make the future your playground. By empowering you to be exactly who you are, you’ll carve out a career as a retail legend. Creating a career legacy you’re proud of. If you’re looking to build real skills and grow your career, an M&S business placement is the chance to make things happen.


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.

Space Range and Display Industrial Placement 2022

Want to be that someone who’s always one step ahead? Our business placements could be just the springboard you’re looking for. Spending 12 months with us, you won’t just learn what it takes to shape the retail industry; you’ll get the chance to show us how you’d do it. Food. Fashion. Software design. Data. There’s something right here for everyone – and everyone’s welcome. Whatever your background, if you’ve got an insatiable appetite for doing things differently, you’re already one of us. All you need now is the experience, exposure, and opportunities to begin building your legacy. To make something more of tomorrow.

Protect the magic. Modernise the rest. Those are the words of our MD, Stuart Machin – and the mantra you’ll learn to live by when you join our Space, Range & Display (SRD) Business Placement. SRD is at the heart of M&S. Central to how our customers see us, working in this team means understanding how to launch new ranges in stores, making business critical decisions, and working to defined deadlines in a super-efficient way. Those skills combined are how we capture the imagination of our customers and keep them coming back to us, time and time again. Those skills are the ones that’ll set you up for a career as a future leader.

Key Skills and experience

  • The drive and enthusiasm to become a future leader
  • A customer-first attitude and excellent communication skills
  • The confidence to challenge the status quo and drive commercial decisions

A passion for data and problem solving

Become a Legend of Tomorrow. Apply today.
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