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Business Placement – HR 2017-18

Studying Human Resources? Theory only takes you so far. It’s direct experience with real people that creates real knowledge.



In-store (Nationwide) with time in Head Office (Central London and/or Manchester)


12 months


£17, 500 - £20,500 dependent on location

About the programme

People in our stores, Head Office teams and supply chain network who live our values and help our customers make the most of every day define M&S. Which is why Human Resources is at the heart of our business and vital to our success. In this placement, you’ll see the full picture of what we do, the challenges we face and the people who make it all happen.


We’ll introduce you to a range of HR activities, giving you exposure and experience right across our business. In a store, you’ll be working with a regional HR Business Partner on local strategy, getting to grips with both the people and commercial sides of our business in either Clothing & Home or Food. One month you could be learning a specialist aspect of HR in one of our HR Centres of Excellence; the next, you could be actively engaged on a commercial project as part of a Head Office team.


Add coaching and workshops to build your skills, and by the end of the 12 months you’ll have a firm grasp of HR in a fast-paced retail business. If you do well and show potential to go further, we’ll invite you back to our HR Graduate Programme once you’ve completed your degree.

September 2018

This Scheme / Vacancy is closed to applications.