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Co-op Supermarkets


United Kingdom

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With headquarters in the northwest of England in Manchester, the Co-operative Food is the fifth largest food retailer in the United Kingdom. For young people, students and graduates looking for part time supermarket jobs or a full time graduate careers in retail, Co-operative Food could be a good option. Co-operative Food is the largest division of the Co-operative movement which takes and ethical stance on sourcing gods and it also supports the Fair Trade Movement. Co-operative supermarket jobs could make perfect student jobs and other part time roles for those who also support this type of ethical trading.

Co-operative Food decided not to try and compete with the United Kingdom’s big four supermarkets and chose instead to concentrate on smaller stores that made goods available to the local communities. This route means Co-operative supermarkets now have the largest geographical spread over other retailers - good news for students and young people looking for student jobs and part time work in their local area. Entry level supermarket jobs with Co-op Foods could be as Customer Team Members, while those with more experience or who are looking for graduate retail jobs could find opportunities as team leaders, assistant store managers and store managers. Regional management and support roles are also possibilities.

If you are positive, flexible and take pride in working as part of a team, then supermarket jobs as a customer team member with Co-operative Foods could be for you. You will aso need to be confident and friendly with people and want to provide excellent customer care to people using the stores. These types of entry level jobs can be ideal for students and young people looking for part time work with flexible hours. For other roles, as you might expect, proven leadership skills will be required.

Co-operative Foods has a trainÅŸng programme for all staff, regardless of position so supermarket jobs here could be ideal if you are thinking about retail jobs and careers for the future. In-store buddies provide practical, on the job training and there is also a unique e-learning programme and opportunities to gain qualifications as you progress in your role.

If you are interested in supermarket jobs and other retail careers with Co-operative Foods, and you are unsure as to whether there is a store close to where you live or where you are studying, you can check this up by entering your locality into the Co-operative store finder. Head office jobs could be situated in Manchester while distribution jobs and other roles are in various locations around the United Kingdom.

For entry level jobs such as part time evening and weekend work that might suit students and young people, Co-operative Foods recruit customer team members as vacancies arise in store. Other roles are also advertised on the company website. For those of you interested in retail jobs and careers and other roles within the Co-operative, they are are also developing a graduate programme and they also run an apprenticeship scheme. Check the Co-operative website for any upcoming recruitment dates and what these programmes might entail.

Supermarket jobs can be a great idea for students and young people who need to work flexible hours and, if you are concerned about ethical trading, then part time jobs and full time careers with Co-operative Foods could be ideal. There is also a good chance you have local stores close to where you live. Why not drop into your local store to ask about vacancies or take a look at some of the vacancies on their website. And don’t forget, if you can’t find what you are looking for, check out supermarket jobs advertised by E4S, too.

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