Stepping Up Apprenticeship Programme

Apprenticeships in IKEA – Coming Soon

At IKEA we believe we will grow if our co-workers grow!

We have recently launched internally a new leadership development apprenticeship programme called Stepping up!

This will be available in all our UK stores and will develop our co-workers into becoming IKEA Leaders of the future.

Through a 15-18 month programme participants will go through a Retail Level 3 or Level 4 Qualification with Lifetime Training and will develop their management and leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours through the following delivery methods:

  • Face-to-face training sessions
  • Workbooks and resources to support individual study and project work
  • Q&A sessions
  • Classroom sessions
  • Practical observations
  • Additional remote support from Lifetime Training
  • 24-hour electronic access to course content and learning resources
  • Online multiple choice assessments
  • Additional learning support

Currently this programme is only available to our internal co-workers however we aim to start recruiting externally onto this programme in 2018.


Every co-worker is seen as a talent and as a contributor to the growth of IKEA. We believe in our co-workers and would like to invest in their development. We see our co-workers as individuals who can both perform and deliver whilst learning and developing. We believe in their ambition to do their best, their curiosity and their willingness to step up to new situations and to grow with IKEA. As such, we have joined with an external partner, Lifetime Training, to deliver an apprenticeship programme to ensure this development is possible.