Eight lucky students from Westminster Academy in London were given the chance to experience what it’s like to work at one of the UK’s most iconic and innovative brands.
Eight 6th formers were offered work experience at the Marks & Spencer flagship Marble Arch Store where they worked on the shop floor improving their customer service skills and grew their confidence through performing a range of retail tasks.
Kenza Bensissi and Sara El-Khalil both spent two months at M&S, working weekends and term-time evenings and then full time during the school holidays. They both agreed it was an absolutely fantastic experience and cannot understand why people don’t want to go to work in the mornings.
The girls certainly impressed staff at the Marble Arch store. Their manager thanked them both for their hard work and dedication and said they were the “hardest working people” they’ve ever had on internships/work placements.
They’ve both been offered work during the Christmas holidays and cannot wait to get back on to the shop floor.
Maz Majid, Head of Operations at Marks and Spencer and Mosaic Mentor said:
“The team were brilliant. They did them themselves, their school and their mentors proud. In fact it was such a success Marks and Spencer has just agreed to take on another 36 students on paid temporary work over Christmas and Easter. They will be spread across six of our central London stores to help out during these busy retail periods.”
Many thanks to Mr Majid for organising this opportunity!
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