Our Apprenticeships


Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to build confidence, learn new skills and obtain qualifications, all whilst earning a wage. Apprenticeships are work-based, paid training programmes providing skills development and sometime a nationally recognised qualification. They combine practical training with study, both on and off-the-job and our Apprentices are paid the going rate for the role they are working in.

With a wide ranging family of businesses, we have a number of opportunities for you to "learn whilst you earn," with Apprenticeships in a number of areas from food retail to funeral services.

Currently we have 17 pathways to choose from, and plenty of opportunity here at 'Our Co-op.' If you're thinking an Apprenticeship may be the right path for you, why not find out more from our current apprentices below?

Meet our Apprentices

Beth Brown, HR Services

Level 3 Business Administration

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David Downes, Funeral Services

Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager

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Emma Jolly, Food Retail

Level 3 Retail Team Leader

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Interested in finding out more?

Click here for our useful guide on who can apply, the Apprenticeships we offer and the training and support our Apprentices receive. Click here to watch an Apprenticeship information video created in partnership with West Suffolk College.

If you already work for the East of England Co-op, you can also speak with your manager or email the Learning and Development Team by clicking here.

Or, apply for a position within our family of businesses, and discuss this scheme with us. Check out our current vacancies here

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