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The fifth largest supermarket change in
the United Kingdom the Co-Operative Group run one of the most successful food retailers and its peak had a 30%
market share and currently has 9%.
In this section we will be looking at
the Cooperative Groups largest business division the Co Op Supermarket retailer, with over 3000 stores in every
major UK postal region there is a store in literally every corner of the UK. Before applying for Co Op Jobs it is very important that you have a good understanding of the
company’s history, values and you’re day to day activates if you become the newest member of the Cooperative
Heres the Latest Co Op Jobs in
the United Kingdom:
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A good understanding of the Co Op history will give you an
insight into the company’s activities and structure so you can easily see what career paths you may be able to
take if you work for the business.
Did You Know?
The group’s head offices are based in Manchester and employee hundreds of people, we have the latest job vacancies
from there as well as local stores.
very important to a company and understanding them is equally important, for instances when you are filling in a
job application form for customer service assistant post which is being advertised at a local Co Op store you
can relate the values to your past experience and skills allowing the recruiter to make an easy decision as to
why you make a good candidate for the vacancy.
Search Local Jobs you will find the latest Co Op jobs that are being
advertised in local stores in your cities and towns. Many people working at stores and volunteers actively post
job vacancies each week once they become available to the wider public.
The Co Op
stores compete with many other large, small as well as local supermarket stores with their main national
competitors listed below:
Tesco (1st) – around
30-34% UK market share
The Co Op
Group operates in excess of 3,300 supermarket outlets across the UK and currently the only supermarket chain to
have a store in every postal region in the United Kingdom.
Did You Know?
The popular Somerfield convenience store chain was acquired by the Cooperative group in 2009 for around £1.57
billion, all Somerfield stores that were kept after the acquisition have been rebranded to the Co Op
The management team at Co Op decided not to compete with the “Big 4”
supermarket chains head on with prices and range of products available but instead opted to operate much
smaller stores that cater for local communities.
national competitor in the “local” market is Nisa Today’s who operate in varies parts of the UK. But further
competition from local shops and supermarket chains that operate convenience stores in the same area also offer
very stiff competition.
The History and Facts about Co Op and
Cooperative Group formed over a period of 140 years where local retailers joined the Cooperative Wholesale
industrial and provident society limited, making the Co Op group a retailer as instead of just a
The Co Op
group have over 87,000 employees in all of its divisions with their largest division being in the food retail
sector with business interests in travel, funeral care, pharmacies, finance, farming and legal
Did You Know?
A survey was conducted and the worst performing supermarket chain in terms of customer satisfaction was Co Op chain
which only received around 45% of customers whom were satisfied with the customer service they
Working at Co Op and the Benefits –
Getting Co Op Jobs
company offer a basic employment package which is similar to Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda which include the
standard 10% staff discount card and similar share schemes. But the big plus is that the Cooperative group have
businesses interests in many different sectors and thus can offer discounts in other services as well including
will writing, free legal advice as well as discounts (up to 30%) and big discounts on home insurance
Here is a breakdown of staff member
Employee Member Dividend is an
extra share of the profits specifically for employees, in addition to the normal consumer share, paid subject to
Employee Discounts of up to 30%
are available throughout our family of businesses. These include 10% from The Co-operative Food, 30% off Will
writing and FREE legal advice from The Co-operative Legal Services and 25% off Home Insurance with The Co-operative
Voluntary Benefits, which
provide a host of offers and discounts on everything from fun days out and driving lessons to health spas and hotel
One of the
most popular job vacancies in the supermarket as well as the rest of the retail sector is sales assistant
vacancies, we are currently building a dedicated section where you can find the latest information, training and
news that is relevant to everyone interested or currently working as sales assistant.
If you are
interested in working at one of your local Co Op stores please check out the latest job vacancies being
advertised on this site but remember even if there is not a job currently being advertised please print of the
Co Op Job Application Form and give it into your local Cooperative store, if any job vacancies become available
you will be one of the first they will contact.
loads of Co Op Jobs being advertised on our site and many other job
boards but remember your options are not limited hundreds of suitable jobs in other retail chains are always
available just checkout our company listed below (menu links right at the bottom in the footer) to see what they
have to offer.