From career progression and working within your local community to a whole range of financial discounts and benefits. Working at the Co-op isn't your standard retail job.
Level 2 Retail Apprentice – Customer Team Member
(Co-op Academy students ONLY)
12-15 month programme
£8.00 per hour plus benefits
Apprenticeships don’t have to be a plan B to college or university. Our level 2 retail apprenticeship is designed to help you build your skills and knowledge, continuing your learning beyond the classroom and kick starting your career.
The programme will last between 12 and 15 months, during which you’ll be learning the fundamentals of retailing in an exciting and fast paced environment. Alongside the day to day role, you’ll cover around 11 modules in subjects such as marketing, finance, sales, stock, customer service and communications. You’ll also have the opportunity to build on your Maths and English skills too.
It’s really different to school and college too. You’ll be working 30 hours per week, around 8 of which will be allocated to learn and complete your studies in your own time. But don’t worry, we won’t leave you on your own. You’ll be completely supported by both your store manager and your very own learning coach who’ll help make sure you’re on track with your learning. You’ll also be earning the same wage as other colleagues who aren’t on an apprenticeship.
And it doesn’t have to stop there. If you want to further your learning, once you complete your level 2 apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to join our level 3 or degree level programmes, helping you to progress up the ladder and continue your learning here at the Co-op.
What you’ll do:
This programme will suit people who:
Please note**: if you currently work for Co-op in our food stores, head to the apprentices portal on the colleague intranet to see what internal apprenticeship opportunities are available, and how to apply. If you work for Co-op, but not in our stores, we’ll be advertising other level 2 opportunities later in the year. Keep an eye out, or register for job alerts on our careers site.
As a Co-op colleague you’ll do work that matters in an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. You’ll get a competitive rate of pay, premium rates for any hours worked between 10pm and 6am and if you work on a public holiday (not including bank holidays). You’ll also get a package that includes:
Building an inclusive workplace
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to create an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies.
**As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.
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