Co-op to employ funeral apprentices

Co-op FuneralcareThe country's first funeral apprentices are to be recruited, The Co-operative Group has announced.

The company, which is taking on 800 new apprentices this year, said it will offer nationally recognised qualifications within the funeral industry.

The new apprenticeship will be made available to all Co-operative Funeralcare new recruits.

Group chief executive Peter Marks said: "Over the last two years we have succeeded in providing high-quality, industry-focused apprenticeships to more than 1,200 young people and I believe the future of our business is now even more solid as a result."
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