Marks & Spencer

Consumer, FMCG & Retail
About Marks & Spencer

This is the new generation of retail.

From making fashion more sustainable to revolutionising the digital experience and innovating high-quality foods, we’re transforming retail at M&S. It takes vision, leadership, resilience and expert technical skills to be at the forefront of our industry. All things you’ll learn on our new graduate programmes and internships.

We’ve worked hard to design the most innovative, explorative programmes that feed your ambition and curiosity. They’re created for the commercial, creative and digital thinkers of tomorrow. And we’re proud to have gone through a digital, data driven transformation that will change the future of retail.

Join us, and you’ll be part of a diverse community of inspired graduates and interns. You’ll meet like-minded individuals with a shared desire to make ideas happen and reinvent an industry. Work on real-life, high-profile projects every day, and learn advanced skills through structured mentoring to guide you towards reaching your ambition.

This is your chance to rewrite the future of retail.

Recruitment Process

Our applications open in late autumn. Closing dates vary depending on the programme, and we sometimes close programmes sooner depending on application numbers. That’s why we recommend applying early.

The application process includes:

  • A 45-minute online assessment focusing on your individual strengths.
  • A video interview, which our recruitment team will review.
  • Attending an assessment centre with other peers.

For some of our more technical programmes, we might ask you to complete a coding assessment.

We’re committed to supporting anyone who needs reasonable adjustments to be made to their application process. We’ll give you the opportunity to highlight these at the start of the application process. Most of our assessment are untimed and we’ll make you aware of any timed elements in advance.

Culture and Values

We all share the same goal of transforming retail forever. But it’s our differences, and our individualities that inspire us to get there. Here, we welcome people from all backgrounds, abilities, genders and orientations to join us.


We know that when people can bring their whole selves to work, they can bring their best selves to work. Our culture is made by the people in it, and the more open we are to different people, experiences and perspectives, the more enriching and powerful we become. We’re proud to welcome people from all backgrounds and communities to join us.

We’ve also introduced an inclusion training programme for all our colleagues, along with internal inclusivity networks to help colleagues to form allies and have their voice heard.


As the sustainability challenges we face become more urgent, we’re putting all of our energy into becoming a net zero business. We’ve set big targets, transforming ten key areas, including the reduction of waste and emissions, sourcing more sustainable raw materials, trading ethically, and helping our customers lead healthier lifestyles.

This is where your future starts.

Join us in an Early Career role at M&S and be on the front line of the retail revolution. We’re building the next era of M&S, and this is your chance to get stuck in and shape it.

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