Have you considered a career with the UK's leading Funeral Director?

The Co-op Funeralcare is the UK's leading Funeral Director and we understand that, to continue offering exceptional client care, we must ensure that all our people have the required knowledge, equipment and motivation.

Through training and continual development, our colleagues understand the needs and feelings of the bereaved and the importance of spending time helping families to plan a funeral that truly reflects the life of an individual.


Funeralcare Apprentice



In 2012 we introduced our Apprenticeship scheme and we are currently the only national funeral director in the UK that have apprentices.

This pioneering Apprenticeship is offered to everyone who works in our funeral homes looking after our clients. Colleagues are given support from their manager, a dedicated assessor and the learning and development team so that they can confidently work towards the Apprenticeship.

Since we launched this industry leading development programme, over 2000 new recruits have started a funeral apprenticeship with the business, with more roles expected over the coming years.

The Apprenticeship also allows colleagues’ achievements to be recognised in the wider funeral industry and is further proof of their ability to perform their role to a high standard. The skills and competence demonstrated by the individual while completing it will enhance their performance, which will translate into a more efficient and effective workforce.

Our Apprenticeship scheme has been recognised by City and Guilds Group, who presented us with a Princess Royal Training Award for excellence in training and employee development. Read more about this here.


All of our operational roles offer the opportunity to work towards an Apprenticeship in Funeral Operations and Services at either level 2 or 3;

  • The Level 2 certificate in Funeral Operations and Services will be offered to new Funeral Service Operatives, Admin Arrangers, Funeral Arrangers and Funeral Directors.
  • The Level 3 certificate in Funeral Operations and Services will be offered to Funeral Directors once they have completed Level 2.

After successfully completing this Apprenticeship, our colleagues will be fully qualified funeral professionals. As pioneers within the Funeral Industry, we have invested in this unique qualification, so that all of our colleagues have the opportunity to be the best that they can be on all occasions.

If you’d like to join our amazing team and have the opportunity to work towards an Apprenticeship, then please visit our careers website and apply for one of our roles.

Making a Difference

If you would like to hear what some of our colleagues think about working for The Co-op Funeralcare, view our 'Making a Difference' film below.