Name: Arijit Chatterjee
University: York St John
Course: Masters in Leadership and Management, 2010
Current role: International Graduate Programme, Marks and Spencer
“I joined Marks and Spencer as an international graduate in October, 2011. Before this I completed a Masters Degree in Leadership from York St John University on an international scholarship and worked with Boots PLC in the UK for a year, before joining the Marks and Spencer International Graduate Scheme.
It has been a great experience so far over the last seven months. Initially, I did my retail operations and processes training in India for five months before travelling to the UK for a month of further intensive training in developing my retail leadership skills and store attachments, based out of the M&S Headquarters in London.
The international graduate program at Marks and Spencer is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It is a ‘dream come true’ where I am having the opportunity of a lifetime to develop myself as a cross cultural retail manager with exposure in working across four different countries with different languages and cultures.”