Central Co-op

Hospitality and food Managerial Level 6 (Degree) Apprenticeship Register your Interest Opportunity

Introduction Into Central Co-op

If you're set on making a positive impact, you'll love working for the Central Co-op. 


Their teams are made up of passionate and motivated people who really care about what they do, and want to contribute to a sustainable society, whilst making progress in their personal career and ambitions.

The skills I learned during my Leadership apprenticeship have been paramount in the part I play in my day job now. The fundamental skills you learn in the Supervisor/Manager course is so eye opening and then so rewarding when you put them into practice in the workplace.

Be a Difference Maker - Let's Cooperate!

Central Co-op have been serving communities since 1844, with a proud heritage based on the values and principles set out by the Rochdale Pioneers. The roots within the co-operative movement still drive on over 175 years later, pushing them to continue to be one of the UK’s largest and most successful independent co-operative societies. 

Co-op serve half a million customers each week across 250+ food stores, 100+ funeral homes, filling stations, Post Office branches, florists and more!

Helping colleagues develop their careers is important. Central Co-op are proud to offer the opportunity to gain an apprenticeship, offering a great way to gain a qualification whilst developing your knowledge, skills and behaviours whilst at work.

Being a Difference Maker with the Central Co-op

  • Working Together with Purpose - United in Purpose and working as one team, taking ownership and supporting each other to achieve as individuals and as a society.
  • A Caring Community - An inclusive, caring and warm community. Everyone matters.
  • Being Better Every Day - Central Co-op are always seeking ways to do things better, encouraging new ideas, and removing complexity. Creating opportunities for everyone to grow and develop, celebrating progress proudly.
  • Making a Difference for Members and Customers - Passionate about giving members and customers the products and services they want, need and love whilst always looking to make life better for everything in all they do.

Co-op are open to all

Diverse teams are more creative, innovative and empathetic. When a range of experiences, ages and perspectives come together, it sparks fresh thinking, leading to new opportunities. Central Co-op are an inclusive and community-based business, welcoming talented and committed individuals from all walks of life, who fully represent their customers and members.

There are more than 7,800 individuals working together across different business areas, striving to create a culture that embraces the skills and experience of every single one. 

Being Part of the Community

Co-op are part of the communities they help sustain, and that motivates them to deliver so much more than great customer service. They invest in hundreds of local community initiatives and projects, they stock locally-sourced products in stores, and work to put food on the table of vulnerable people across the region. 

Making a Difference No Matter What

Making a difference, when people need someone the most. Meet Jordan:

Making a difference every day in the community. Meet Jamie:

Completing the Level 5 Operational Manager apprenticeship with Central Co-op has enabled me to grow in confidence as a leader. Together with the support of the business the programme has developed my skills, knowledge and behaviours enabling me to progress my career within the Society.
Do you want to make a difference? You're in the right place...

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