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Retail Management School Leaver Programme

Job ID EC-16 Category Apprentice Salary & Benefits £18,399 - £20,988 Duration 18-24 months Closing date 17th February 2021

Our Management Scheme for School Leavers is evolving. We’re investing our decades of experience in developing people. You’ll get to experience every conceivable aspect of how a store operates, from supply chain to sales floor, and learn all about our branding and customers.

The importance of retail in our communities is clearer than ever. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been serving the nation, whilst transforming the business on a record scale. The sweeping innovations we’re rolling out at M&S will define a new era of retail. And we want you to help us introduce them to our customers. As part of the team in-store, you’ll help us transform the business on a record scale simply by showing everyone how creating the perfect customer experience can change M&S for good.

Throughout your programme you’ll get to experience retail in real time. Food; Fashion; Home; and Store Operations. Managing £multi-million budgets. Learn how to be a leader and gain the skills to get the best from a team. All this and more is part of the package. You’ll be coached and mentored throughout by our retail management experts. We’ll expect you to work a mixture of shifts covering early mornings, evenings and weekends so you see the full operation of the store and most importantly be on the shopfloor with our customers during our busiest trading windows. And by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to take on the role of a Manager and responsibility for a team and department. Those based in England will also obtain an industry recognised certificate in Retail Management through completing a Level 4 Retail Management Apprenticeship.

To be eligible for the scheme, you must have completed A-Levels or the equivalent qualifications. When you apply, you’ll be asked to complete three online assessments, which include ability and psychometric tests. These should take you around an hour and a half to complete. On successful completion of the tests, your combined score will be assessed. If you’re successful, we will be in touch to invite you to one of our assessment centres.

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