M&S will create the roles at its new distribution centre in Castle Donington, due to open in early 2013. 03/10/2012
Set to be the UK's largest dedicated e-commerce warehouse, the East Midlands depot will distribute 2 million clothing and home products a week direct to customer homes and M&S stores across the country.
A new Plan A employability scheme for people with disabilities and health conditions - Marks & Start Logistics - will be one of the recruitment channels used to recruit for these new roles, which include warehouse operatives, engineers, mechanics administrative staff, transport controllers and management positions.
Inspired by the successful Marks & Start scheme that operates in M&S stores and offices, Marks & Start Logistics will help recruit, train and employ people with disabilities and health conditions to work at Castle Donington. It will be run in partnership with Remploy Employment Service, which specialises in giving disabled people the support they need to overcome barriers to work.
'Castle Donington is a key part of M&S' strategy for the future. This new distribution centre will help us deliver our goal of being a leading multi-channel retailer by 2015. We're delighted to be creating 1,000 new roles as part of this plan and we hope it will provide an economic boost for the East Midlands,' said Darrell Stein, director of IT and logistics at Marks & Spencer.
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