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Who are we looking for?

It takes all kinds of people from all walks of life to make a business work. So our nationwide apprenticeships are open to everyone with the right attitude, enthusiasm and understanding. If you have a genuine passion for service, a willingness to learn and develop your career, and a strong sense of community, you could really go places at Co-op.

What makes our apprenticeships different?

Our apprentices will tell you the opportunities here are fantastic. We’re always thinking about your career development. The training and qualifications available are top quality – supporting you up to degree level. And you’ll have opportunities to give back to your community through volunteering and campaigning. In return for your hard work and commitment, you’ll enjoy the benefits of working in an inclusive environment, where we’ll pay you above the government’s minimum rate for apprenticeships.

Level 2 Retailer

At Co-op, we have an important role to play in local communities. As a customer team member apprentice, you’ll learn to build strong relationships with colleagues and customers and provide them with the best possible service– getting to know their needs inside and out.

Level 3 Business Administration

To maintain high service standards, fuel our growth and fulfil our social goals, we need people who have a strong commercial understanding – so that’s what we’ll give you. We’ll train you to be confident, organised and successful. If you have ambition, you’ll be perfect for this apprenticeship.

Level 2 and Level 3 Funeralcare

We’re a trusted part of the community. That means offering comfort to customers who need us to look after their loved ones after they’ve passed away. If you’re respectful, caring and want to do something important, this role could be the right one for you. It will enable you bring peace of mind to families and do something truly meaningful for your community.

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner

There are a wide range of apprenticeships available at Co-op. Some are service focused and others are more specialist (in areas like IT, digital, HR, communications and finance). We need people who are hard-working and adaptable to join our team. If you have values and motivations that match our own, a Co-op apprenticeship could be the right path for you.

Application process

At Co-op, we’re passionate about doing great work for the communities we trade in. That means having the right people, from all walks of life and backgrounds, in our team to serve them. Take a look below how to become one of us.

Applying for an apprenticeship
Online assessment
Phone call
Your decision

Applying for an apprenticeship You can apply for a job with us online. Unlike other jobs, we’re not looking at your experience and what you’ve done before, but that you match our values and motivations as a business and are keen to learn and develop. Don't have a CV? Our CV builder is here to help. It's a simple form you can complete on your desktop or mobile that lets you create a great CV in minutes.

Online assessment You just need to complete a basic Maths and English test allowing us to understand your functional skills at GCSE level or equivalent.

Phone call We’ll follow up on your application to make sure you’re still interested. On the call, we’ll give you some more information about what to expect during your interview.

Interview You’ll meet one of our managers and get more of a feel for the company. It will be a chance for you to show us your personality, demonstrate your hard-working attitude and share why you want to be a Co-op apprentice. You’ll get insight into what we look for before attending the interview but still make sure you do your research.

Your decision If you receive an offer you’ll be sent a contract electronically.. We’re here to answer all your questions and make the onboarding process as simple as possible.

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