Marks and Spencer (M & S) Telephone Interview

12 January 2011 - 11:07pm
Wiz Kid

Hi Guys,

Just wondered if anyone had any experience of the telephone interview at M&S.
I recently got invited for the telephone interview at M&S after applying for the Graduate IT role in M&S head office.
They have not given much explanation of how it will be like apart from the basic overview that it will last 20-30 minutes, and that I will be asked a series of competency based questions.

Any help would be great.

Latest comments

  • 15 May 2014 - 9:57pm
    • froomfaaar

    hi has anyone been offered a telephone interview for section manager please offer me some details

  • 4 February 2014 - 8:11am
    • Nomanwahab

    hi has anyone been offered a telephone interview for section manager pls offer me some advice on compentency questions

  • 15 May 2014 - 9:55pm
    • froomfaaar

    hi Normanwahab,
    did u have an interview? can you tell me details of the telephone interview as i have one coming uo

  • 20 January 2014 - 7:59pm
    • flatty

    Hey, I've got an interview tomorrow for the food buying scheme. any hints/tip?


  • 9 January 2014 - 5:29pm
    • emily.lawes

    I got invited to an assessment center for the business placement m& after my telephone interview, but unfortunately it's on a day when I have an exam at uni. I emailed them and they said they only have one assessment center for this scheme, meaning I must have gotten really far, I'm really disappointed about this. Good luck everyone on your applications though! :)

  • 7 January 2014 - 6:05am
    • hoichakt

    Hi, I've applied for the food buying scheme and got a phone interview coming up soon(eek: /) Has anyone had their interview yet? Any advice/tips/help would be greatly appreciated!

    And also, has anyone applied for the m& grad scheme heard anything yet?


  • 5 January 2014 - 6:47pm
    • yousifally

    hi has anyone been offered a telephone interview for section manager pls offer me some advice on compentency questions

  • 21 December 2013 - 11:39am
    • muhammad.s.ibrahim

    Hello Emilyelsey, can i ask what grad scheme u applied for ?

  • 21 December 2013 - 11:22am
    • emilyelsey

    Hey everyone, I have just been offered a telephone interview too and any help on what sort of things will be asked would be much appreciated.

    Thank you

  • 20 December 2013 - 9:32pm
    • pohare551

    Hi there! Has anyone applied for the retail management grad scheme? Whats your status or have been invited to assessment centre? Mine says still on hold while results are considered

    :-) thanks

  • 18 December 2013 - 8:20pm
    • emily.lawes

    I have a telephone interview tomorrow morning for the M& internship scheme! I'm a little worried, I have read up about the role but I'm not 100% sure what it entails yet! Will have to research more about it :-) Has anyone else done this scheme? Good luck with interviews everyone! xx

  • 18 December 2013 - 8:19pm
    • rosie-knight

    Even though they said mine would be competency based, they didn't ask anything about examples of teamwork etc. I'd be ready to give examples of design work you've done and why you'd fit in at M&S. Hope that helps and good luck!

  • 17 December 2013 - 11:06pm
    • rosie-knight

    Hey, it went well I think! They just asked about what you knew about the role and the company. Are you applying?

  • 18 December 2013 - 7:29pm
    • sadianazkhanbhatti

    I have got a interview but for the design scheme - but im nervous.. what type of questions did they ask you in terms of competency? i doubt they will be the same as yours. but it will be great to get a rough idea. i will appreciate it so much xx

  • 16 December 2013 - 2:03pm
    • rosie-knight

    I also have applied for the M&S merchandising scheme and have a telephone interview tomorrow. Any advice on what to expect would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • 17 December 2013 - 10:40pm
    • sadianazkhanbhatti

    Hey rosie! - hope your well. how did your telephone interview go. ?

  • 9 December 2013 - 1:14pm
    • Carrie321

    Hi, I have applied the food buyer graduate scheme this year. I know the deadline was last friday. Just want to know if anyone have heard anything yet? cheers

  • 17 January 2013 - 2:08am
    • muhammad.s.ibrahim

    Hello ackroydn ,

    Can you please guide me about what interview questions you had this year for M&S ? (If you already done with interview).



  • 7 January 2013 - 3:38pm
    • ackroydn

    oh sorry didnt see the comment above

  • 19 July 2012 - 9:33pm
    • Wiz Kid

    Hi Everyone,

    I am not sure if I should be doing this, but here goes. I was asked the following questions during my telephone interview (for the graduate scheme) at Marks & Spencer:

    Why have you chosen M&S ?

    Why have you chosen the IT Graduate Scheme within M&S ?

    Do you have any concerns about working at M&S ?

    Tell me about a decision you had to make ?

    Tell me about another decision you had to make, where you had to change the way you were doing work ?

    Tell me about a time when you had to work with limited resources, how you managed that ?

    Tell me about an experience when you were a part of the team ?

    How did you ensure quality in your teamwork task ?

    All the best for the interview........I hope you all succeed.

    Wiz Kid

  • 19 July 2012 - 2:57pm
    • SaShah

    Hey Wiz Kid,

    Is there any chance you can PM me the details about the questions they asked you in the telephone interview?

    I would really appreciate that.


  • 17 July 2012 - 7:54am
    • inds13

    i have been invited for an interview (telephonic) for the graduate scheme...can neone let me know how will it be?

  • 27 February 2012 - 8:52pm
    • Yeahbuddy

    I have had an offer for the Retail Management a bit of a dilemma whether to accept as I've had offers elsewhere. Has anyone had any experience of this scheme or know anyone who has?

  • 28 February 2012 - 2:39pm
    • GabbyStephens

    Hi, congratulations! I was wondering if you applied for the retail management placement scheme for a year out in industry? Just wondering if the results from assessment day are being given :)

  • 16 February 2012 - 3:01pm
    • mills


  • 15 February 2012 - 6:13pm
    • Geezer2012

    Anyone got an offer yet from M&S?

  • 17 January 2012 - 2:35am
    • PeterThompson

    Thanks to you both too...Good luck!!

  • 16 January 2012 - 9:58pm
    • mills

    Thanks Geezer2012 and Wiz Kid. Much appreciated.

    All the best with your interview.

  • 16 January 2012 - 10:23am
    • mills


    I've also got an tel interview coming up. If you could possibly PM me the details that would great.

    Good luck to everyone else with their interviews!

    Thanks :)

  • 14 January 2012 - 4:27pm
    • __1__

    Hi Wiz Kid I have a telephone interview next week with M&S. I would really appreciate if you could let me know what sort of questions they asked you.

    Many thanks!


  • 7 January 2013 - 3:37pm
    • ackroydn

    Hi WizKid, I also have a telephone interview! Could you please pass on the information to me?


  • 14 January 2012 - 1:30pm
    • Wiz Kid

    I just sent you a personal message containing the interview details. I hope it helps.

  • 9 January 2012 - 7:03pm
    • Geezer2012

    Hi Wiz Kid I was just wondering what questions/competencies you where asked on your phone interview, I have applied for the same scheme this year and have my interview next week. I understand you had yours a year ago however any help would be very much appreciated, Thank you!