Internship - Food Buying 2018-19

Food has always been a big part of M&S and there’s plenty to learn in our respected, sophisticated Food business.


Location: Head Office (London)

Duration: Eight weeks: Monday 10th June - Friday 2nd August 2019

Salary: £19,500, pro rata

About the programme

Food has always been an integral part of the M&S story. We’ve masterminded many industry firsts over the years, from sell-by dates in the 1970s to abandoning artificial colours and flavours in 2008. And with delectable new arrivals like the runny Scotch egg, red bananas and orange wine, we’re still very much first for food.


There’s plenty to learn in such a respected, sophisticated food business. On our Food Buying internship, you’ll have eight weeks to take it all in. If you’re truly set on a career at the top of food retail, there could be no better way to spend the summer after the second year of your Business Studies degree.


During your time with us we’ll help you to develop the commercial mindset that’s essential in this role. With this in mind, you’ll be assigned a project so you can show us how you’d make the numbers stack up profit wise – without compromising on quality.


You’ll discover how we drive market share through strategic buying and cost negotiation. You’ll learn how to identify sales trends and new buying opportunities. And you’ll pick up some invaluable management and professional skills training along the way.


It’s an action-packed eight weeks that could transform your entire future. Make your mark during your internship and we could well offer you a place on one of our graduate programmes, with all of the phenomenal prospects this opens up.


You will need to be available for the duration of the internship to be considered for this role.

Central London
Summer 2019

This Scheme / Vacancy is closed to applications.