Funeral Arranger at Co-op

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Start Date:
2019
Location:
Alloa
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Review Date:
April 2020

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Review Score

6.4/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

7/10

My role is admin and arranging funerals. Assist the funeral director with there arrangements. Ordering items for families.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

10/10

I have continued to develop my existing skills and learnt new skills also such as dealing with bereaved families and funeral law.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy it but find it difficult to do when in work. I work in a busy branch and time out to do it is not always possible.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

5/10

It is structured well but not all that organised. My trainer is lovely but does not always call when she says she will etc yet if I have to cancel I am penalised for it.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

9/10

I am very supported at work with regards my programme but due to being in a busy branch with heavy footfall it is not always possible to complete units, which I understand.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

5/10

I feel supported to an extent. However they are not always understanding.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

6/10

It has aided me to understand funeral law better however I wouldn’t say it has helped me to perform better.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

1/10

No.

9a. Would you recommend Co-op to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

I feel they are a very supportive employer who is all for there employees. They are understanding to life events and assist you to get the best out of you.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Co-op?

Be yourself, it’s about you as a person.

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