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Develop real skills and real qualifications for the real world

We believe everyone should have the opportunity and support to achieve their full potential. It’s why we care so passionately about our Apprenticeship programme. It’s also why we’re as committed as we are to helping talented people get on their feet, shape their career path and forge a future they can be proud of.

In fact, the whole idea of an Apprenticeship sits well with our co-operative ethos and community-focused stance. As, unlike many organisations, we’re all about the power and potential of people when they pull together. So, with us, you won’t just be able to change your own life for the better. You’ll be able to do the same for others too and get involved in a wide range of campaign work and community projects.


Of course, an appealing factor about an Apprenticeship programme is that you are learning on the job – so you get paid for increasing your knowledge and experience. What’s more, as an Apprentice with us, you’ll receive a salary and generous holidays, along with an award-winning pension scheme and a range of offers and discounts on things like days out, driving lessons, health spas and hotel breaks.

…while you Learn

Our Apprenticeship programme will also help you to gain confidence, improve your communication skills and increase numerical ability.

You’ll be able to gain a QCF level 2 qualification and have the chance to work towards a recognised qualification in your chosen area. Once you’ve completed your Apprenticeship, you’ll also have access to the Group’s wider development programmes too.

As an Apprentice with The Co-operative Group, it really is possible to learn, develop and progress into management, senior management and beyond. Lots of our top people have done it, and you could be next.

Our Funeralcare Apprenticeship programme is looking for Apprentices right now.

Whilst we don’t advertise Apprenticeships within our Funeral Business, every new recruit in an operational role will be offered the opportunity to work towards a professional Funeral Services and Operations qualification. To find out more about the roles on offer, please visit