Retail Management – Graduate Programme

Duration: 9-12 months’ training

Retail Management Graduate Programme

There’s no challenge quite like managing an M&S store. Millions of pounds worth of budget; hundreds and thousands of items and a multi-channel retail strategy. Working at the frontline of retail – at a business that’s renowned for innovation – means you’ll have more responsibility and opportunities to develop than you ever thought possible. 

About the Programme

How about the challenge of managing an entire store department? Leading a team, creating an inspiring customer experience, balancing a substantial budget and keeping a sharp eye on our long-term business goals is all part of the deal. The pride of seeing everything run well is a great reward. As are the actual rewards.

If you have the ambition and ability, we’ll give you the training to be a huge success. With serious responsibilities early on, you’ll also learn on-the-job from our seasoned managers and passionate colleagues.

To prepare for your Commercial Manager role, you’ll be hands-on in different store areas including Food, Clothes, Home and Store Operations and will spend time with HR learning about our people policies. On completion of your training, you’ll have the skills to inspire a team of Section Managers, run an area of the sales floor and open up numerous career options.

About you

You’re a real people person, analytical and calm under pressure – and when it comes to high standards, nothing less than the very best will do. You can think on your feet too; spotting where improvements can be made and have the confidence and determination to make them happen. 

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