Fashion Retail Academy

Nurturing young talent helps us stay innovative and fresh. So investing in the leaders of tomorrow makes good business sense.

With over two million people working in retail, it’s the UK’s largest private sector employer. The Fashion Retail Academy brings retailers together so we can provide an inspiring training ground for our future designers, buyers, merchandisers and marketers.

The aim here is to equip budding young retailers with the skills and practical experience required to kick-start a career in high-street fashion. This year M&S opened its doors to over 100 FRA students on work placement – giving them a first-hand insight into the retail sector.

Many FRA students have gone on to secure full-time positions with us, just showing that there are good opportunities out there for talented young people. Take a look at the Fashion Retail Academy website to find out more.