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“ I want to apply for the Graduate Scheme this year, what is important in the CV of a freshly graduated student? ”

Shruti J. asked a question in topic Application Advice
to Rachel L. Future Talent Recruitment Specialist, Marks & Spencer

05/04/2018
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09/04/2018
Future Talent Recruitment Specialist, Marks & Spencer

Hi Shruti,

Thank you for your message.

We offer a range of Graduate Schemes in different areas - for example Marketing, Retail, Food Technology etc, please could you advise which Graduate Scheme you are interested in?

Thanks,

Rachel

09/04/2018
Shruti J.

I am particularly interested in fashion merchandising and buying

09/04/2018
Future Talent Recruitment Specialist, Marks & Spencer

Hi Shruti,

No problem, please see the below links for more information about these schemes:

careers.marksandspencer.com/early-career… 

careers.marksandspencer.com/early-career… 

Thanks,

Rachel

09/04/2018
Shruti J.

Thank you so much! This will surely help!
I will be graduating in 2019 with a fashion related degree, but with little experience of few internships i have undertaken in my college breaks. Is this much experience enough to apply in Merchandising and buying or should I focus more on increasing my experience?

11/04/2018
Future Talent Recruitment Specialist, Marks & Spencer

Hi Shruti,

We advise for our Buying scheme that you have either a Buying-related degree or relevant work experience in this area, and the same for Merchandising, which requires a Merchandising, Business or Analytical related degree or relevant work experience.

Thanks

Rachel

13/11/2018
Clari H.

Hi Rachel,
I cam across this feed and I was wondering about the merchandising or buying related degrees. I have recently graduated in Fashion Design (BA) , and have a diploma in textiles. Would these skill sets be related degrees to apply for the graduate scheme?

Thanks, Clari

29/11/2018
Resourcer - Head Office Clothing & Home, Food & Logistics, Marks & Spencer

Hi Clari, thank you for your question! For the buying scheme the preference is to have a buying related degree or can demonstrate some relevant work experience in this area, do you have any work experience to support your application. Merchandising is more focused on the numbers, so you would need to demonstrate you have the relevant numerical & analytical skills on your application. Many thanks, Holly

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Marks and Spencer is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London. It specialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds.