STUDENTS from Huddersfield University are among 100 chosen to take part in work experience with Marks and Spencer.
They have been chosen to take part in a 12-month Business Placement Programme with the stores chain.
The Huddersfield students - along with others from Loughborough, Bradford and Nottingham - are working at the Leeds and Pudsey stores.
They are focussing on either human resources or selling, to gain a range of work experience.
John McElwee, BPP campaign manager for M&S, said work experience was an important part of learning and could have a major impact on shaping a person's future.
Students take part in an induction process and are assigned to a line manager, who is responsible for their training and development.
Regular performance reviews are carried out, with an overall review at the end.
Almost 40 stores are involved in the BPP, helping university students on a variety of courses, including business, retail, law, social sciences and science subjects.