Recently, we had the great opportunity of visiting the Marks and Spencer head office. On arrival we were greeted by Barbara Ross, who works closely with the New Product Development and Buying side of Marks and Spencer. We also met other members of the team, these included, a graduate Product Developer and a graduate Technologist.
After a number of really interesting talks we attended a particularly exciting meeting that discussed current trends within the industry. In addition to this, we met with buyers and suppliers and we were able to taste and give our own opinion of the new products that would be launched on Marks and Spencer’s shelves later on this year… unfortunately all the products were top secret so you will just have to wait to find out what they were!
After all that wonderful tasting of new products it was time to head off to meet a few more team members.
After a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day it was time to return home, luckily we got one of the last trains home otherwise we might have been stuck! It later transpired that fortune had favoured our timing as later that day adverse weather conditions caused massive train delays.
This opportunity gave us a small insight into the workings of Marks and Spencer and a great insight in to how we can further our career in an ever evolving industry.
Imogen Johnson, Charlotte Reed and Abigail Brown