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Castlewood depot

Standing at around 480,000 sq ft, our Castlewood composite depot is one of the larger distribution sites in the Co-op logistics network, delivering ambient, chill and frozen.

Employing around 1100 colleagues across our warehouse and transport functions, the depot operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year, delivering to around 850 stores, as North as Hull, East as Mablethorpe, South as Oxfordshire and West as Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands.

We'll soon be recruiting for warehouse operatives to join our depot teams, with start dates in January 2024. If you're interested in joining Co-op, please keep your eyes on this page, or sign up for job alerts where you'll be notified as and when the roles are advertised! 

Depot open days

The depot run open days throughout the year, to find out more about;

  • what it's like to work for the Co-op
  • the depot environment and facilities on site
  • the support and training
  • reward and benefits package
  • our roles and shift patterns
  • career development and progression opportunities
  • when we'll be recruiting for our warehouse and transport teams

Working in logistics at Co-op

Jobs in our logistics teams are challenging but rewarding. Whether you’re based in the warehouse or out on the road in one of our LGVs, we’ll offer you:

  • Shifts that work for you – in the warehouse we’ll offer a variety of shift patterns that suit everyone; on the road you’ll get regular, stable shifts you can plan your life around
  • Great working conditions keeping our colleagues safe and happy has never been more important; in all our logistics roles you’ll benefit from exceptional safety standards, competitive pay and amazing onsite facilities
  • Opportunities to build a career – if you’re looking for more than ‘just a job’, we can offer extra training, up-skilling and mentoring to help you earn more, take on extra responsibility, and build a fulfilling long-term career

Benefits at Co-op

We offer our colleagues a number of fantastic benefits;

  • free tea and coffee for all colleagues
  • on site gym with subsidized membership (£5 per month)
  • 28 days holiday (rising in line with service) including bank holidays
  • a pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • competitive rates of pay, with additional weekend, back and night shift allowances
  • 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores all year round and 10% off other brands all year round (doubles to 20% on the Friday & Saturday after payday)
  • discounts on other Co-op products and services
  • Wagestream - a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • access to credit unions for loans and savings, plus rental deposit loans and season ticket loans
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for many of the UK’s biggest brands
  • Smart Health - provides you and your immediate family with virtual health services
  • services to support your physical, mental and financial well-being
  • career progression - lots of opportunities to build a career in Logistics
  • flexibility - we'll do everything we can to find a working pattern that suits you
  • Co-op culture - colleague well-being and safety of our highest priorities
  • free parking and cycle to work scheme
  • free eye tests every 2 years
  • Credit Unions - providing savings accounts and affordable loans to help you stay on top of your finances
  • NightClub initiative - supporting night shift workers to improve their well-being and mental health