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School Leavers

Your future needs an innovative start.

M&S is redefining its future – and we can help you do the same. The importance of retail to our communities is clearer than ever. And as it evolves into an even more innovative space, you get to grips with store operations and managing multi-pound budgets. Whether you want a route into becoming a Manager in one of our new-era stores, or have your eye on a career in our Support Office, our paid apprenticeships are a worthwhile start to your career within M&S.

What we look for in you

Our Retail Management School Leaver Programme will open you to all we do in-store – Food, Fashion and Home. But, most importantly, you get to grips with store operations and managing multi-million pound budgets. You’ll be mentored by retail experts who will turn you into a leader capable of getting the best out of your team. Working a mixture of shifts covering early mornings, evenings and weekends, you’ll get to know every inch of our stores. And by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to take on the role of a Manager. You’ll even have an industry recognised certificate in Level 4 Retail Management.

However, if you’re more interested in the inner workings of M&S, you may want to join our Support Office. You’ll spend your time balancing the theory with the practical, making an impact to the lives of millions of customers.

Why I chose M&S

I really feel my apprenticeship at M&S has enabled me to make a real impact in my career. Not only has it allowed me to personally develop myself and hone-in on exactly what I wanted to achieve, it also encouraged me to push myself and succeed in whatever steps I want to take next.

Grace, Retail Management Apprentice Alumni

Our roles will go live in Autumn 2021.

Our apprenticeships offer very different career routes, across equally exciting roles. When the time is right, take a look at each of our programmes and the benefits they offer, you can only apply for one.

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