Retail Degree Apprenticeship

United Kingdom
Closing date
14 Mar 2022

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We have nearly 500 friendly stores at the heart of our local communities, and they have never played a more important role in our customers’ lives than they do right now as we continue to feed the nation. 

Our teams at those stores love providing over 11 million customers every week with good quality fresh food and a great shopping experience they won’t find anywhere else. They deliver a friendly, fresh-focused shopping experience to our customers from across the store, from our counters to our customer assistants, and from our night colleagues to our home delivery pickers.

Thinking quickly on your feet at the heart of the action, on our 3-year programme you’ll help to keep the store running smoothly. Learning to run all areas of the store operations alongside your studies.

As the fast-paced world of retail isn’t 9-5, your role will involve some 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. So, if you love helping customers - learn to become a brilliant retail manager.

What you’ll do

  • You'll work across all areas of the store gaining a full overview of store operations and systems
  • Following which you'll train to become a Team Leader where you will be helping lead a team of colleagues within a department
  • By the end of the three years you'll be a Manager in one of our stores accountable for a department, holding joint accountability with other Managers for the day to day operational running of the store
  • If you have what it takes you could make it onto the Store Manager Development Programme.

What you'll study towards

  • Study towards a BA (Hons) Retail Leadership Degree Apprenticeship in England
  • Study towards a BA (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management in Scotland

What you’ll need

  • Resilience, determination and good leadership skills
  • The flexibility to meet the changing needs of our business with confidence
  • Being able to work in a team and have the courage to make decisions
  • Flexibility to move between stores and locations - you'll be based in England or Scotland
  • Experience of working in a retail or customer facing environment
  • Recently gained a minimum of 104 UCAS points
  • A minimum Level 4 in Maths and English GCSEs
  • A minimum Level 4 in Maths and English GCSEs OR 4 Highers at minimum level B including Maths or equivalent qualification (for scottish stores)


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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