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Early Careers Opportunities

Co-op offers a range of early careers opportunities – from apprenticeships, great roles for grads, plus volunteering and work experience placements. Explore your options by clicking the tiles to find out more.



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We’ve got plenty of roles across Co-op where you can put your degree to good use. From Trainee Solicitors and Software Engineers to Retail Managers and Funeral Arrangers, there are so many great opportunities on offer throughout the year. While we don’t offer a formalised graduate programme, we do offer competitive salaries, hybrid working (in our support centres), great benefits, plenty of personal development opportunities and the chance to make a difference to local communities.

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Co-op offers a range of apprenticeships from LGV Driver to Solicitor, all of which offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn and build a career in our unique business. Whether you’re leaving education or just looking for a change, there’s something here for everyone. We recruit apprentices throughout the year. If you can’t find what you are looking for now, sign up for job alerts and we’ll let you know when jobs become available.

Click on a business area to find out more about our apprenticeships and how to apply.

Volunteering & Community

Co-operate is an online community centre that brings people together to learn new skills and connects potential volunteers with local groups. Click below to find opportunities to make a difference in your community.

Click a business area to find out about apprenticeships within this area and how to apply.

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As a Co-op Undergraduate, you'll do work that matters in an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. We offer placement opportunities across our Digital Technology & Data and Commercial teams; from Cyber Security and Architecture to Food Policy and Product Development - and plenty in between.

It's a great way to get industry experience during university and set yourself up for a career post-graduation. Click below to explore our programs and find out how to apply.

Food Commercial
Digital Technology & Data

Work Experience

Co-op offers a limited number of work experience placements of up to 10 days. We’ll help you develop your employability skills and understanding of the workplace, and inform your future career choices. To arrange work experience, speak with your local Co-op Store Manager or keep an eye out for opportunities (including internships) on

We also offer Virtual Work Experiences placements each year in the summer. Keep an eye on this page for more information.

Co-op Undergraduate Placements

Are you passionate about food and curious about what a career in food at Co-op looks like? Look no further! Join Emi, Erika, Niamh, and Charlotte as they guide you through a day in their lives as Co-op undergraduates, exploring roles in Labelling, Food Technology, Agriculture, and Product Development.


A Day in the Life of an Undergraduate Labelling Assistant at Co-op


A Day in the Life of an Undergraduate Product Developer at Co-op


A Day in the Life of an Undergraduate Agricultural Co-ordinator at Co-op


Life as an Undergraduate at Co-op

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