Marks & Spencer launches retail’s first data technician apprenticeship programme

Jeremy Pee said M&S's new digital apprenticeship scheme will enable more staff to harness the power of data

Marks & Spencer has established the retail industry’s first apprenticeship scheme for data technicians as it pushes forward with its ambitions to become a digital-first business.

The initiative, which follows M&S’ creation of a digital academy two years ago, which has so far trained 700 people, is designed to make data training more accessible to more employees and help “ensure data is at the heart of all decision making”.

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