Our customers love the way our feel for design creates special moments. From sharp suits to fashionable footwear and stylish skirts, our Designers keep their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot and deliver it to our millions of customers.
If you’ve a passion for fashion, this is where your ideas could be turned into reality. Drawing on your imagination and feel for fabrics, you’ll work alongside our Design teams across Lingerie, Womenswear and Menswear, be involved with in-depth research, as well as creative thinking, you’ll investigate new trends and materials, and contribute towards design that could arrive in our stores.
Working as a Graduate Assistant Designer in Clothing or Lingerie, you’ll be given plenty of responsibilities early on. Before you know it, you’ll be confidently producing technical specifications and making your own mark on our creative ranges. Although based at our Head Office in London, you’ll have the chance to visit our supply base in the UK to see exactly how our clothes are made – something that will help you make lots of great contacts with suppliers.
Naturally, you'll need a strong sense of style. But you’ll also need a design-related degree along with CAD skills and some experience of using Photoshop and Illustrator.
Head Office (London)
12-18 months' training
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Learning and Development
We've plenty of learning opportunities both in store and at our Support Office, which vary according to your scheme. Whether you’re managing people in store, or a valued member of a Support Office team, you’ll be learning while you earn, shouldering real responsibilities and helping to tackle the ever-changing issues of the day. You will be given a specific area of responsibility or a project to manage yourself fairly early on - say yes, it's a great chance to shine.
While we‘ll provide the training tools and opportunities, it’s up to you to take advantage of them. You’ll be expected to use your initiative to identify learning needs specific to you – and have the motivation to meet these needs.
Theory's all well and good, but few plans survive contact with the customer. If you’re based in Support Office, you'll get hands-on, in-store experience through our store attachment programme. Depending on your graduate programme the attachment could be anything from one week to three months.
Corporate Learning Programme
Our cutting-edge workshops will hone your business abilities, ranging from skills foundation and competency training to full-on project management.
We're investing heavily in smarter technology to achieve our vision of becoming the world's most successful multi-channel retailer. So we'll invest plenty of time with you to ensure you receive all the right technical training.
We will support you throughout your career at M&S and, with role-specific training, help you reach your goals.
Unlike many companies, M&S performance management isn't just a case of us saying jump higher. We ensure your achievements are recognised, your feedback is heard and, of course, that your career is progressing. After all, M&S only performs well when we all do.
Depending on the area of the business you join, you could have the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications to enhance your career progression with M&S.