The Co-op

7.7 /10 17 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
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 Food Product Developer

    My year at Co op was such a great experience, from the responsibility I was given to the welcoming, warm and friendly attitude of everyone who works there! I enjoyed all the projects I was given and t...


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  • Energy & Environment Support Manager

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of my placement has been the flexibility surrounding it. I have been involved in many different projects and have always been given the opportunity to become more or ...


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  • Project Co-ordinator

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Co-operative Group from day one to my last day. I have grown and developed so much during my time here and I am thankful for the opportunity. The knowledge and expe...


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