Space, Range & Display Industrial Placement 2023
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. 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 CEO, Stuart Machin – and the mantra you’ll learn to live by when you join our Space, Range & Display (SRD) Business Placement. Sitting in the Food Group, 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
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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.
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 Food could be:
- Food Technologist
- Senior technologist
- Technical Manager
- Category Technical Manager
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