Clothing & Home
Marks & Spencer
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.
Philippa C. posted a new comment
Do you have a favourite category in Home so far?
I would have to say gifting so far as it has so many different aspects to it and it's it's own entity not directly trend led!
Kevina I. posted a new comment
Do you get much opportunity to travel in your role?
Hi James, as I manage a team here in Customer Services, I need to be in the office to manage our people - so it is rare that I travel to other parts of the business. Thanks :-)
Kirsty U. posted a new comment
I am currently at university studying marketing. Is there any opportunities for work experience in the head office?
Hi Ellie, Thank you for showing an interest working with M&S. Unfortunately, we do not offer a work experience placement programme in head office currently. However, we would encourage you to look online for companies who do run work experience for students such as yourself that are co…
Tara P. posted a new comment
I passed online assessment & interview, but I was told the store no longer had vacancy I applied for. What should I do?
Thanks for asking this, I am in a similar situation.
Hannah S. posted a new comment
How did you find going from school into the school leaver programme? What kind of support did you get?
It was the perfect fit for me. I applied to Universities but the lifestyle didn't appeal to me. I found learning on the job was a much more 'me' way to learn, as I love to be kept busy. Often you are placed alongside another trainee and this makes the transition easier and the journey lots of fun…
Kay R. posted a new comment
Hi, how can I find out about modelling opportunities (children's casting) for M&S? Thanks
Similar question to Silvy ... my son has had professionals photographs taken and I was wondering how he could get into modelling for Marks and Spencer’s Thank you Kay
Sam B. posted a new comment
What are the benefits of the 'Smarter Working' scheme?
The Smarter Working scheme is fantastic and I think incredibly forward thinking of M&S. In other companies there are policies that, on the surface, appear the same but when you scratch the surface, they're not. For example, they operate a core hours policy where you have to be in from 10…
Anusree R. posted a new comment
Does M&S offer work experience placements for year 10 students?
Alright, thank you!
Christina B. posted a new comment
How would you describe the culture at M&S?
Hi Lorna thanks for the question. For me culture is one of the most important factors in deciding whether I enjoy a job or not and luckily the culture at M&S is a great fit for me. If I were to sum up the culture within my area (Data Analytics) it would be collaborative. Over the 12-18 m…
Anon user (#261274) posted a new comment
Hi. I had my interview yesterday for a part time shopfloor role. I was told I’d receive a reply today but still haven’t.
I had an interview for sales floor assistant role in green park simply food on Thursday and I was told I got the job and I would hear back from them the next day, however, I haven’t received a call or email yet
Annette M. posted a new comment
What are some of the biggest challenges you face in your role?
That's a really good question - I'd have to say the ever changing priorities. No two days are the same and the nature of working in the customer sales and service centre is that it's really fast paced. Good time management enables me to work smarter, so that I get more done in less time, even when…
Hannah R. posted a new comment
What's the work-life balance like in your role?
Hi Megan - Work life balance is important and has always been respected in the teams I've worked in at M&S. I work Monday to Friday during regular business hours from Castle Donington location as it works best for me being at the same location as my project teams. As M&S has adopted Smar…