Our apprenticeship scheme

We believe that apprenticeships are a way of attracting talented and enthusiastic employees to come and work for Lincolnshire Co-op.

Apprenticeships also give young people who want to develop their skills the chance to earn a wage while they learn, both on the job and through training.

We have a number of apprentices in our business working in areas including food, pharmacy and transport. We're setting up a scheme in travel too.  

The training programmes, which the Society runs alongside Boston College and Nottinghamshire Castle College, vary between 18 months and two years. Travel apprentices study with Loughborough College. 

On-the-job training for food retail, pharmacy and travel apprentices includes working at different stores and branches in the Society’s trading area. They also spend time in alternative parts of the business, like our head office, to learn more about Lincolnshire Co-op as a whole.  

All the apprentices take internal courses in relevant subjects including alcohol awareness, food hygiene, customer service skills and first aid at work. They study for nationally recognised qualifications as well. In food, that’s an Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail Skills and in pharmacy, it is a BTEC Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Science. In travel, the Advanced Apprenticeship willl be in Customer Service.

See what some of our apprentices have got to say about the programme by clicking on the links about Emily Smejka, Sophie PilbeamAnna Dunn and Ben Brown.

  • imageRecruitment
    Our travel, retail and pharmacy apprenticeships are long-term programmes which allow candidates to learn and gain qualifications whilst they work.

  • imageRetail apprentice - Emily Smejka
    Emily is an apprentice at our Metheringham Food Store. Here she tells us what it's like working in our Food division.

  • imagePharmacy apprentice - Anna Dunn
    Anna is an apprentice at The Forum Pharmacy in North Hykeham. Here we find out what it's like working in a busy pharmacy.

  • imagePharmacy apprentice - Sophie Pilbeam
    Sophie is a pharmacy apprentice and is working towards becoming a dispensing technician.

  • imageRetail apprentice - Ben Brown
    Ben started as an apprentice in 2010 and is now a Supervisor at our Barnbygate Food Store.

 


 

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