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Retail Degree Apprenticeship

South Wales & Somerset
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

Our 3-year Retail Degree Apprenticeship based in England, and 4-year programme in Scotland allows you to work towards a degree while preparing for a brilliant management career within our unique food retail business. Not only do we pay any course fees, but you also earn a starting salary of £22,000! 


Achieve a valuable degree and the start of a great career 

Get an early taste of leadership by taking on responsibility for a team of colleagues within a department. Experience all areas of our stores, gaining an overview of its operation and helping to keep our stores running smoothly. Day-to-day tasks that you will be responsible for could include: 

  • Ensuring the store is set up to the best standard to drive sales and continue delivering a great customer experience 
  • Spending time with other colleagues to understand each area of our stores and the part they play 
  • Supporting live business projects to develop project management skills 
  • Learning about our store trading operations and systems 

As well as learning on-the-job, if in England, you’ll also be studying towards a BSc (Hons) Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship at University of Bradford, or a BA (Hons) Business Management Degree Apprenticeship with University of Strathclyde if in Scotland. Balancing work and a degree course will be challenging. To support your learning, we'll offer study leave to complete university work stress free. At the end of the scheme, you’ll have built the experiences and skills needed to be a future store manager and will have gained a full chartered membership of the CMI (Chartered Management Institute for England only). 

As the fast-paced world of retail isn’t 9-5, this role involves early starts, late finishes, night shifts and working weekends and Bank Holidays. It’s hard work for sure. But it’s also very rewarding. Every day is different, and we’ll support you every step of the way. If you love helping customers, learning to become a retail manager is a great idea! 


Make good things happen 

Our apprentices get access to all our employee benefits, including a holiday buying scheme, contributary pension scheme, store discounts and MyPerks. This is a reward and benefits scheme that updates regularly with new and exciting offers. Here’s what could be available: 

  • 25% cashback on JustEat 
  • 6% cashback on Ticketmaster 
  • Cinema tickets from £4.80 


What you need to join us 

A minimum of 112 UCAS points and GCSE Grade 4 in Maths and English are needed for this programme. Sitting at the heart of our business, it’s important you’re comfortable making decisions and can work well in a team. Our Retail Degree Apprentices also need a few key attributes to succeed. Other key attributes we'd like to see include: 

  • Resilience 
  • Determination 
  • Good leadership 
  • Flexibility to meet business needs 
  • Willingness to travel between stores 

We're passionate about delivering excellence and meeting your needs, so we're confident you'll find working at Morrisons rewarding. We are focused on the progression of talent early in their career. That's why we've been awarded Best Emerging Talent Strategy at this year's Institute of Student Employers Awards! 


Morrisons offers you the chance to be part of a different kind of retail business. Whether you’re a school leaver, student or graduate, our early careers give you a unique perspective, real responsibility and tons of valuable experience.  

You see, unlike our competitors, we own most of our own supply chain. We’re both food makers and shopkeepers, home to diverse teams that create success together. That means you’ll find an amazing scope for learning here.

We’ve a real variety of paths to choose from, each giving you a brilliant head start. But wherever your journey takes you, you’ll find all the support you need to thrive in your career. Because together, we all make Morrisons.

Feeding the nation and doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues is what drives us at Morrisons.

A team of more than 120,000 people, we work in partnership with communities, suppliers and British farmers to provide great shopping experiences and fresh food from field to fork.

Join us, on our Degree Apprenticeship Programme and we can offer you an experience of retail that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

Created in partnership with the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University, this unique programme gives you the chance to work, earn and learn while studying towards a degree AND preparing for a career in management. (No wonder we were awarded Best School Leaver/Apprenticeship Strategy at this year’s ISE Awards!)

There are a number of different schemes to choose from, including Manufacturing, Logistics, Corporate, Retail, and Food Technical. All of them are designed to help you unlock your potential by learning on the job, taking responsibility for people and projects, and working towards either a Chartered Management and Business Degree Apprenticeship, a Retail Leadership Degree Apprenticeship or a Food Industry Professional Degree Apprenticeship (we also offer a level 4 Finance apprenticeship).

Throughout the programme you’ll enjoy getting paid for doing a real role. We’ll also look after you with great perks, lots of career opportunities and the training and support you need to be the best you can be. Because together, we all make Morrisons.

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