Work Experience Placement in Marks and Spencer

Photo showing 2 Adults with Down Syndrome on work placement in Marks and Spencer with their supervisor Ann. The adults are gaining work experience at Marks and Spencer, Patrick Street, Cork, Summer 2018
Stockmasters! Tadhg and John from Field of Dreams with M&S Supervisor Ann Hennessy in the Patrick Street, Cork store. Thanks Ann and everyone on the team in this fantastic Marks and Spencer store.

Exciting news – Marks & Spencer pilot work experience programme for the Field of Dreams

Each of the trainees at the Field of Dreams had the opportunity over the past two months to experience a properly paid job, some of them for the very first time. Working in the  various departments in M&S Patrick Street, including the café, the foods hall and the fashion department afforded them the perfect opportunity to practice their hospitality and retail skills – both of which they are learning when back on-site in Curraheen.  We honestly couldn’t have asked for better partners to pilot our work placement programme with. A very special word of thanks to our Chairman , Ray O Callaghan who has been instrumental in making this happen. Be sure to say hello if you are in stor

Can you offer a placement opportunity?

We hope that other Cork companies or business owners will follow M&S’s lead and offer work experience or placement to adults with Down Syndrome. Interested in joining the dream? Have a no obligation chat with Sharon – contact her by emailing: