Graduate Head Office - Business Management (Property) 2017-18
It takes a shrewd business head to look after everything to do with our estate of stores and distribution centres.
Head Office (London)
About the programme
You’ve got boundless ambition and a mature head for business on your graduate shoulders. You’re fascinated by what goes into running a smooth and successful retail operation. You have what it takes to build relationships with a wide variety of teams and stakeholders, both internal and external. You might not have considered a career in Property, but this side of Business Management at M&S could be where your commercial nous makes a real difference.
Our Property team takes care of everything to do with our estate of stores, offices and distribution centres. We’re expanding our Foodhall operations, so when we find a new site, it’s all systems go to get a new store up and running. Existing stores need ongoing planned and reactive maintenance: lifts and escalators can break down, fridges can stop working. Then there are our state-of-the art distribution centres which need similar care and attention.
When you consider we’ve more escalators than the entire London Underground network, you can begin to get the idea how vast an opportunity is on offer. We live and breathe Plan A, so we’re working hard to make our stores even greener and more efficient too.
Three rotations on this 18-month generalist programme will give you a broad taste of what we do – from technical specifications to maintenance, capital projects to engineering, estates management to property planning. You’ll work alongside senior management, suppliers and contractors, while our Property Learning Academy will give you every support along the way. A property-related degree would be great, but we’re just as keen to take graduates with the qualities we need from economics and business management disciplines.