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About Co-op

Whether you’re just finishing school, looking to change careers or diving back into the world of work after some time off, there are opportunities for everyone as a Co-op apprentice. You don’t need previous experience, just a desire to develop your skills and a shared passion for our values.

Co-op stands for something different. We care about the world we share, and we’ve been making a difference in local communities since we were founded 176 years ago. Today, we still believe that when we work together, we’re stronger.

Our cooperative values are at the heart of everything we do—from our commitment to diversity and inclusion; our promises to reduce food waste and stop the use of nonrecyclable packing; to supporting thousands of good causes in communities across the UK.

There’s a role for everyone at Co-op—we’re the UK’s sixth biggest food retailer with more than 2,500 stores nationwide, as well as Britain’s number one funeral services provider and a growing legal services business. We offer apprentice opportunities across the UK in our stores, funeral homes and support centre offices.


Working in funeralcare takes a unique type of person. Someone who is compassionate and strong, with the ability to show understanding and communicate calmly in any situation. Alongside your team, you’ll proudly represent our business, helping clients to feel at ease and supported through what can be one of the most challenging times of their lives. This is your chance to build a long-lasting and meaningful career at Co-op. Whether you’re doing a level 2 or 3 apprenticeship, you can make a big difference here.

Retail and logistics

With more than 2,500 stores and 12 warehouses across the UK, there’s no better place to start your career in retail. From working your way up to managing a store, or starting your role as a large goods vehicle driver, there’s something for everyone. Not only will you provide an important service to your local community, you’ll also become a crucial part of our team. This is your chance to make a real impact, and potentially progress to our degree-level apprenticeship.

Support centre apprenticeships

An apprenticeship in our Manchester support centre gives you the opportunity to explore lots of different areas of our business. From customer services to finance, and food technology to property, you can learn about many of our support functions. And with a supportive community of colleagues around you, you can put your career development first.


Whether you’re joining our level 7 solicitor apprenticeship in our in-house legal team, or our level 3 paralegal programme in Co-op Legal Services, we offer a range of pathways and opportunities for everyone. From commercial law and employment law, to supporting customers with will writing or family law, there are plenty of opportunities to build your legal career and grow as a professional. Find your place at C

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