The Co-op

4 /5 27 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Sectors:
Retail Banking - Retail

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About The Co-op

At Co-op we’re more than just a business

Co-op stands for something different. We’re owned by 4.5 million members, and we give our profits back to them and their communities. A career with Co-op gives you the opportunity to do work that matters.

Maybe you’ve been in to one of our stores (you’re eligible for student discount, so if not seek out your local Co-op and start saving) – well that’s our food business. We’re the UK’s 5th biggest retailer with 2,500 stores across the UK. And we’re leading the way in the convenience sector.

We’re the leading Funeralcare business in the UK too, and we operate in the insurance and legal services space too. And we’re always venturing into new business too – such as Co-op Health.

We’re on your side.

Everyone is welcome at Co-op. Every colleague has a voice and the opportunity to learn and grow. We’ll look out for you at work and beyond – and recognise and reward your part in our success. As a student placement with us you’ll get access to all the same great benefits including;

  • 28 days holiday (plus bank hols)
  • 20% discount in our food stores plus discounts across our other businesses too
  • Access to exclusive deals and wellbeing support
  • Development and training
  • The technology to do your job including a laptop and smartphone

We invest in you – you’ll have all the support you need and the opportunity to learn from colleagues and teams which are leading the way in the industry.

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The Co-op Latest Reviews

  • Undergraduate Environmental Coordinator

    Working at the Co-op offered me the chance to work across a range of disciplines and tailor the placement to my interests. As a placement student I had the opportunity to not only gain experience in the work place but also get out of the office to work with suppliers and different supply chains. Having such a varied work load meant I could enjoy working and also develop lots of different skills....

    3.7/5

    The Role

    4.3

    The Company

    3.9

    The Culture

    2.8

  • Agricultural Marketing Co-ordinator

    I thought it was really good and exciting with plenty of fresh opportunities to get involved with all aspects of the business. The Co-op are a great business to work with as you instantly feel part of a team and are encouraged to develop and test yourself. Every day something different would crop up and it meant that I was always involved with something new. I would definitely recommend this placement to anyone who is interested in the retail world....

    4.9/5

    The Role

    4.9

    The Company

    4.9

    The Culture

    4.8

  • Undergraduate Junior Buyer

    This was such a fun placement, I learned so much over the year. Worked with the most amazing people and was given so much support and opportunities over the year! Should a good employer and the chance to work with so many people and work in different departments. This has also helped me so much in my final year as I am able to apply my learnings to my final year. I have become so much more commercially aware and think so strategically....

    5/5

    The Role

    5.0

    The Company

    5.0

    The Culture

    5.0

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