Co-op Group Job Application

Online Job Application Process

You can get the chance to work at Co-op Group by applying online. Below, you can find the detailed information about the hiring process of Co-op Group which offers entry-level and managerial positions.

You know that feeling you get when you meet someone and you just ‘click’. It’s great isn’t it? You don’t have to explain yourself or try to be something you’re not. You can just relax, be yourself and know that that’s good enough!
Well, get ready to feel that way about a career with the Co-op, because we offer a refreshingly different approach to big business. One that’s really down to earth and straightforward. One that involves and includes everyone. And importantly, one that offers a world of opportunity and a uniquely different approach to work and life.

Join us and you’re one of 70,000 people working together to make a decent, fair, ethically and morally strong business succeed. You’ll enjoy loads of support too and every opportunity to develop, progress and help us shape a better future for our members, the local community and the wider world.

We believe the more successful you are, the more successful we are, and the more we can give back to the people and places that need it most. If we’re talking your language then get clicking to find out more.

Food Retail

We’re the largest community food retailer in the UK with 3,000 stores. This means lots and lots of fantastic career opportunities at the heart of every community in the country.
Working in retail, you’re the face of Co-op Food. The person our customers recognise and remember. And, whether you’re a Customer Team Member, a Store Manager or a Regional Director, you’ll always deliver the absolute best customer service there is. We want you to share our spirit and pride. To love what you do. And, above all, let that love show.

Retail Team

Working in a Co-op Food store, you’re quite literally at the heart of local life. And, as people come and go at all hours of the day and night, we’ve an equally wide range of work patterns available, so you’ll hopefully find hours that suit you.

Store Manager

As an authentic, engaging and uncompromising leader, you’ll inspire and develop your team and make sure that each and every customer feels welcomed and valued as soon as they walk through the door. As a community pioneer, you’ll also encourage key relationships throughout the local area and support local business. Focused on continuously improving individual, team and business performance, you’ll be commercially aware and keen to make sure that in an ever changing and increasingly competitive market, you find ways to stay ahead of the competition.

Team Manager

Supporting the store manager to lead, inspire and develop the store team, you’ll spend most of your day on the shop floor, identifying opportunities to improve the customer experience, sales and store performance. Caring passionately about local community, you’ll also help to build key relationships throughout the area and support local businesses. Able to run all aspects of the store operation in the absence of the store manager, you’ll make sure the customer is always at the heart of every decision made.

Team Leader

Helping the store to run smoothly, you’ll organise the work of the Customer Team Members and make sure everyone is clear about what they’re doing and 100% focused on delivering great customer service. Leading and inspiring your team you’ll also be responsible for sales, standards and the availability of products.

Customer Team Member

The key focus for our Customer Team Members is to provide a friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service to customers and colleagues. Taking great pride in being positive and flexible, you’ll work as part of a dedicated team and care passionately about delivering exceptional customer care to the highest possible standards.

Responsibilities include working on the checkout, stock control, replenishment, bakery, news & magazines, and cash handling – all whilst acting as an ambassador for our Co-op membership.

If you’re interested in becoming a Team Leader or Customer Team Member, then you can click on the application form below. Download it, complete it, print it out and take it to your local Co-op store. Please fold the Diversity page in half and staple both ends to ensure your information is kept confidential.

If you don’t have a printer, just pop into your local store and pick up an application form there.

Co-op Group Application Form/PDF

You can check whether there is printable application form available for Co-op Group and you can download it if there is one. You can either submit the application form in person or you can send it via email.

How to Apply for Co-op Group Jobs;

You want to join us. And we want you to apply. So, we’ve tried to make the application process as simple and straightforward as possible – although, with so many different jobs available, it might change slightly from one role to another. So here are some general pointers that should help you along the way.


Make sure you have the time to apply. Some roles will need you to answer a few questions or upload your CV. So, relax and don’t rush it.

Be honest. We want to hear about you and your past experience. To learn about what you’ve accomplished and what you’d still like to achieve.

If you’d like to become a Customer Team Member in a Co-op store please click here to apply.

Before your interview

Know your stuff. Go over your application and CV and make sure you can talk about some specific examples that will show us just how brilliant you are.

Know our stuff too. Have a good look around this website and make sure you understand what we do and why we do it, in case we ask you about that.

Practice makes perfect. There isn’t a set format for our interviews, but there are some questions you can probably anticipate and get an answer ready for. Things like:

  • Why do you want to work for Co-op?
  • Why do you want this job in particular?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What’s the best thing you’ve ever done, and why?
  • Tell me about a time when you have lead a team?

First Impressions

There’s a saying: ‘You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.’ And it’s true! So, whether you’re invited to an interview or an assessment centre remember to make our lasting impression of you a good one.
You don’t need to buy a new outfit, but you do need to look professional. Be on time. Double check that you know where you’re going and when you need to be there.

Have a few questions up your sleeve to ask us. We want to get to know you. But we also hope you’re interested in getting to know us.

Try to keep calm. We want you to succeed. So, take a breath before you answer and think before you speak. Oh and don’t forget to turn your mobile phone off either.
One last thing – Good luck!

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