M&S has always believed in nurturing young talent, so that we can innovate as a business and grow the leaders of tomorrow – whether working on the shop floor, design, finance or technology. Now, with more than two million people working in retail – the UK’s largest private sector employer – it’s more important than ever that as an industry we work together to continue to develop this talent.

The Fashion Retail Academy serves to achieve just that – bringing retailers together so we can provide an inspiring training ground for our future designers, buyers, merchandisers and marketers.