Our people take the Marshalls business from strength to strength, and investing in them is such a priority that it’s embedded into the Marshalls Way. By valuing development, we can win together. If you’ve always fancied a job that gives you the chance to develop new skills and gain qualifications whilst earning a living, then keep reading. We’re proudly utilising the opportunities of the English Apprenticeship Standards and support all colleagues to further their career and develop or enhance their knowledge and skills. We currently have over 100 apprentices at Marshalls; these are both long-serving colleagues and new starters in roles supported by structured development. We work with hand-picked providers to support careers in Engineering, Data Analytics, IT, Legal, Marketing, HR, and Leadership, to name just a few. We’re delighted to have groups of learners on select programmes forming close-knit and supportive teams, whilst also supporting individuals on specialist pathways. Don’t just take our word for it, read on to hear from a selection of our varied apprentices past and present.

Digital and HR Apprenticeships

Digital Marketing Apprenticeships

"I wanted to further continue my learning in an industry which is constantly evolving and learning from actual experts in the field was a key part for me. Managing a full time job (alongside the qualification) was something else I had to learn, but I applied myself in all which allowed me to achieve a first class honours. I've been able to apply the learning to key projects, having gained the knowledge of best practice and process for carrying out each element of digital marketing and how to apply it to the business."

Ross Bickerton
Digital Marketing Apprentice Degree
HR Analyst Apprenticeships

"I started at Marshalls in an IT role. When a vacancy arose to work within the Human Resources Systems team, I applied, and was successful in being offered a new career route. In my new role, I was offered an opportunity to study an Apprenticeship in CIPD Level 3 in HR Support. This course offered me an insight into key areas in HR that I had not previously encountered, and prepared me well for the world that is Human Resources."

Emily Patrick
HR Information Support Analyst

Engineering Apprenticeships

Keeping our complex machines running properly is vital for making our products and supplying our customers. That’s why it’s so important to make sure we have the skills within our business to keep production rolling.

By 2026, we are committed to take on 50 Engineering Apprentices. It’s part of our long-term planning to Shape the Future, helping us to have the right number of Engineers in place across the business. This also means we’re prepared for when colleagues at the other end of their career hang up their tools and head off into the sunset for a well-earned retirement.

If you’re interested, keep checking back so that you don’t miss when we start our recruitment for the next group!

Engineering Apprentice

"I'm currently working at the Marshalls Ramsbottom site and the team have been very welcoming and accommodating. Each day at Marshalls i'm feeling a bit more confident in every aspect of work and i'm getting to grips with the site more as a whole. I undergo inductions each morning to where I learn about how Marshalls operates and key knowledge about health and safety, which is really useful. I'm already getting involved with the Engineering team, shadowing experienced Engineers and being taught key principles. I'm looking forward to working here and feel confident my knowledge of Engineering will improve due to the continued support from Marshalls. I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to apply for an apprenticeship at Marshalls and am certain this was the best choice for me."

Max Pickles
Engineering Apprentice
Engineering Apprentice

"I'm currently working at West Lane and studying at Kirklees College Engineering Centre. On-site I've been involved with mechanics and their work including Planned preventative maintenance (PPM'S) for mixers and replacing parts. I'm looking forward to bettering myself and using the knowledge I gain to use across the site and on machines."

Devon Hart
Engineering Apprentice
Engineering Apprentice

"I've just started at the Ramsbottom site and I'm currently going to Alliance Learning for College where I'm studying a mechatronics unit. I didn't have any previous knowledge about Engineering and was unsure if it would be for me! But after completing my fourth week at Marshalls I feel I have definitely made the right choice as everyone is really open and the facilities are top quality. Over the coming years I look forward to gaining a full understanding of the engineering process and developing my skills to the highest level. The support has been really helpful and has exceeded my expectations."

Harry Duffy
Engineering Apprentice

Marshalls Data Academy

Data is everywhere, it’s in everything we do. Being able to use data properly to inform our decisions is key. So it’s vitally important that we learn how to make the best use of the business data we have access to. The use of data can significantly add value to Marshalls, and means we need to have data-literate people in all parts of the business and at every level. This is why, in January 2023, Marshalls launched the Data Academy. It consists of two levels of apprenticeships with learners from across the business who are keen to improve how we examine, interpret, and make decisions using data. As part of this programme we’ve also run the first ever Marshalls Hackathon where participants dedicated time and applied their learning to solve real business problems. Here’s what our sponsor and some participants have to say about their experience so far.

Hear from our programme sponsor

"It's always been important for our people to develop themselves and build their skills, and that's especially true right now. Their individual development also helps Marshalls to grow and succeed. How we use data to open up opportunities and create efficiencies is something that I'm passionate about because it will help us make more informed, stronger decisions."

Adil Jan
Chief Information Officer
Data Academy Apprentice

“We got to understand different parts of the business and felt like we were contributing to some really key areas...I'm already using my learning to take my role to the next level and have contributed to other key areas. For example, through my work I've been able to have an impact on budgeting decisions.”

Elliott Reynolds
Operations Programme Planner
Data Academy Apprentice

"The programme is educational and stimulating, and the Hackathon was a good opportunity to have a day away from my normal business area to really get into some in-depth analysis to solve some real business issues. Working collaboratively is where the real data learning is done, and our group had a nice balance of skills which enabled us to approach the problem in several different ways. Presenting our data and the story to the leadership sponsors at the end of the day was an excellent opportunity, too. We have commitment that our work will lead to further actions, and I am proud to be moving the business forward."

Joanne Crowther
Commercial Trading Manager
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