Central England Co-Operative Careers

Do I have to apply online?

Yes, all of our recruitment activities are carried out online.

When will I hear back about my application?

We’ll send you an automated email to let you know we’ve received your application. We’ll review your application as soon as we can and get back to you via email to let you know the outcome.

There are no current vacancies I am interested in, can I register my details?

Yes, if you register on our careers site, it’s quick and easy to keep an eye out for new vacancies, register your interest in specific locations and to send us your application when a suitable role does come up. Also, take a look at our Future Sites page where you can register your interest in sites that are currently under development. We’ll then contact you when we’re ready to recruit.

If I’m unsuccessful will you keep my application for future vacancies?

We receive so many applications for each role that if you are unsuccessful we ask that you apply again if another job becomes available. Create a career profile this will enable us to automatically let you know about new job vacancies which are suitable for you based on your selected preferences.

Do you have any part-time positions?

Yes, we recruit for full and part-time vacancies and will make it clear when an opportunity is part-time.

Do I have to wear a uniform?

All colleagues in our food, funeral and specialist businesses wear uniforms which we provide free of charge. If you have any special requirements, such as religious apparel, we can provide uniform which is specific to your requirements. Our Business Support Centre colleagues must meet set standards of business appearance.

Will I get any training?

Your initial induction and training, - where you learn about our business and the way we work - will last around 13 weeks, with reviews at 6 and 12 weeks. After that all of our colleagues, whatever their role, receive on-going training and development opportunities to ensure they achieve their full potential.

What happens to my details after I’ve applied?

All application details that you supply to us, including any notes taken at interview stage, are stored in a secure database. If your application is successful and you begin working with us, we will transfer this information into your electronic personal file.