Marks & Spencer has introduced its Make Your Mark scheme, which is run in association with The Prince’s Trust, to its London head office.
The scheme helps young unemployed people develop skills to find work through a four-week training and work placement programme. Until now it has been run only in M&S stores.
Now, the retailer is inviting 19 young people to take part in a training and work placement programme at its Paddington offices across departments including kidswear, M&S.com, food and property. M&S said it hopes to offer jobs or apprenticeship opportunities to several candidates.
M&S launched Make Your Mark in 2013 and more than 4,000 young people have now taken part. It is open to people aged 16-25 who are not in education, training or employment for more than 12 hours a week.