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  • Job ID: 1001920

  • Salary: £19.726 - £24,523 annual salary plus great benefits*

  • Hours per week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 13-02-2022

Job Description

De-Kit Warehouse Operative – Waste Management & Recycling
£19.726 - £24,523 annual salary plus great benefits*
Positions available across all shifts: Day shift 6am - 2pm / Back shift 2pm - 10pm / Night shift 10pm - 6am, 5 over 7 days
Biggleswade depot SG18 9SX

We’re looking for warehouse operatives to join the waste management and recycling team at our Biggleswade depot.

As a waste management and recycling warehouse operative at Co-op, you’ll be part of friendly team – working together to unload our lorries and organise waste for recycling and collection. It’s an active role where you’ll work towards daily targets as you move around the warehouse. If you’d welcome the opportunity to get some exercise while you’re on the clock, this could be the right job for you!

In return for your hard work you’ll also get great onboarding training and support, fantastic on-site facilities, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a manager who listens to you and works with you to protect your wellbeing.

We want to make Biggleswade a welcoming and inclusive environment – it’s important our team represents the communities it serves, so we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Here you’ll be part of a team that works together to celebrate difference and gives colleagues a say on the day to day things that affect them at work.

What you’ll do

•    unload delivery vehicles with cages and pallets
•    organise and distribute waste to the correct location in the warehouse
•    stack pallets for recycling collections
•    work in a team to achieve key targets
•    follow all the depot health and safety procedures

This role would suit people who have

•    the ability to comfortably perform manual tasks
•    good communication skills
•    the ability to work within a team environment

Why Co-op

As a Co-op colleague you’ll do work that matters in an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. You’ll also get a package that includes:

•    competitive rates of pay 
•    additional shift allowances
•    31 days holiday for new starters rising in line with service (including bank holidays)
•    discounts on Co-op products and services, with ‘pay day’ special deals
•    a pension with up to 10% employer contributions
•    extensive wellbeing and support benefits

Building an inclusive workplace 

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. We want to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can give their best and realise their full potential, and the depot has been designed with colleague welfare at the heart of the operation. 

Colleague focussed facilities have been built into the fabric of our site, including outdoor break areas, a wellness area and contemplation room, ample showers, and large and open unisex locker rooms and gender-neutral toilets.

We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process if you have specific needs. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at

*Salary calculation is based on a 37.5 hour week, with rostered weekend working included. Therefore earnings could change depending on the shift pattern/rota we agree with you.

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From flexibility and a decent pay to a wide range of benefits and financial discounts, working at Co-op isn’t your standard warehouse job.

Great career progression opportunities
Job security of a key worker
Ethical & supportive employer
Work in & support your community
Pension with up to 10% employer contribution
Discounts across all of our business

Application process

At Co-op, we’re passionate about doing great work for the communities we trade in. That means having the right people, from all walks of life and backgrounds, in our team to serve them. Take a look below how to become one of us.

Applying for a job
Online assessment
Phone call
Your decision

Applying for a job You can apply for a job with us online. Unlike other jobs, we’re not looking at your experience and what you’ve done before, but only that you match our values as a business, and that you have the capability and the passion to do a great job. Don't have a CV? Our CV builder is here to help. It's a simple form you can complete on your desktop or mobile that lets you create a great CV in minutes.

Online assessment As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment which will measure how well your behaviours, values and motivations match up to this role and our overall Co-op culture. It will take around 20 minutes to complete this assessment.

Phone call Once you’ve completed the assessment, if you’re successful and shortlisted for the next stage, you’ll get a phone call from one of our colleagues. We know how important it is for candidates to speak to a real person – to ask questions and be reassured of their application.

Interview If you pass your online assessment and short phone call, you’ll be asked to come to one of our stores for an interview.

We’ll send you an email for you to choose a date and time for your interview online – but if you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can provide the Hiring Manager times of when’s best for you. Before your interview, we’ll send you a really helpful guide on how best to prepare, so nothing on the day should surprise you, and most importantly what proof you need to bring to prove your right to work in the UK.

Your decision If you’re successful at your interview, you’ll receive a phone call from the hiring manager you met to talk about your job offer. If you accept, we’ll then send your offer online via an email. Before anything can be processed, we'll need you to accept this offer online. This will start your journey into our Co-op.

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