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Level 3 Funeral Director

The positive difference you can make at a difficult time in people's lives makes Funeralcare careers among the most rewarding at Co-op. Our level 3 apprenticeship will help you prepare for the role of funeral director, and the responsibility you'll have to both the community and your colleagues.

  • Length 15-18 months
  • Location UK wide
  • Hours per Week Various part-time & full-time hours available
  • Salary £26,215 - £32,546

What happens on the programme?

You’ll learn while gaining on-the-job experience. Much of your time will be spent with loved ones of the deceased, listening to their wishes and making sure they’re carried out from start to finish – from arranging viewings of the deceased to leading the funeral service and ceremonial crews at the funeral itself.

All of this experience will be backed up with in-depth learning across a number of modules, giving you the tools you need to lead a successful team and funeral service. It’s a challenging but rewarding role and to help you succeed we’ll give you plenty of support, including 20% of your contracted hours each week to complete your apprenticeship.

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What’s in it for you?

Right from the start you’ll enjoy a good salary which will increase once you’ve completed the apprenticeship. As you work your way through the programme you’ll get all the support you need from your line manager, a Co-op coach and a coach from our learning provider.

If you successfully pass, you’ll have earned a level 3 Funeral Director industry standard (equivalent to 2 A-levels) which will stand you in good stead to develop your career with Co-op and in the funeral industry.

How to apply

If you’re interested in joining our level 3 apprenticeship you can apply for any funeral director role at Co-op. If you’re successful, you’ll be enrolled onto the apprenticeship.

You won’t need any prior experience, but you may need to complete some maths and English learning during the apprenticeship. You’ll find out if this is required during the enrolment process.

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