Marks & Spencer is now recruiting graduates to its logistics and e-commerce functions as part of its 2013 graduate scheme and business placement programme.
It is offering more than 200 places across the group. Roles include retail management and specialist schemes such as logistics, food development and e-commerce, as well general buying and merchandising programmes. In addition to the 140 graduate roles, 60 one year placements will be available to undergraduates as part of their degree course.
For the first time, M&S is also recruiting for specialist IT software engineer roles, following a move to bring its software development in-house.
Kay Jones-Wolsey, head of recruitment said: “The graduate scheme provides fantastic opportunities for both M&S and its participants. As a business it helps us maintain a competitive edge – providing a pipeline of fresh and innovate thinking. It also enables us to identify and develop the retail stars of the future – offering candidates real opportunities to progress right to the top of the business.”
M&S received over 13,500 applications for its 2012 graduate scheme.