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Applying

  • Make sure you have the time to fill in your application.

  • Complete our online 'Is Co-op right for you' assessment.

  • Some roles will have a questionnaire or CV upload section.

  • Be honest. We want to hear about you and your experience.

  • Tell us what you’ve accomplished.

  • Talk about what you’d like to achieve.

  • We want to know what you can bring to the role.

Do you need any further help?

It’s important that you let us know at this stage whether we need to make any reasonable adjustments to our interview process to help you take part. We’re proud to be part of The Disability Confident scheme which supports employers to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. As a Disability Confident employer we take our responsibilities very seriously and aim to help candidates have the best possible experience throughout our recruitment and onboarding process. If you have a disability or health condition and would like your application to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, please let us know when you apply.

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Before you interview

Do some research. Have a good look around this website and make sure you understand what we do and why we do it, in case we ask you about it.

Practice makes perfect. There isn't a set format for our interviews, but there are some questions you can probably get ready for.

If we offer you a job, we'll need to do some pre-employment checks before you start with us. Make sure you read any paperwork we send you before your interview, and bring along any documents you might need on the day.

We might ask you things like:

  • Why do you want to work for Co-op?

  • Why do you want this job in particular?

  • What makes you a great candidate for this job?

  • What's your proudest achievement, and why?

  • Can you tell me about a time when you led a team?

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First Impression

While we don’t expect you to come suited and booted, it might be an idea to pick out something smart and comfortable.

Double check where your interview is taking place and when you need to be there. So you can make sure you arrive on time.

Have a few questions up your sleeve to ask us. We want to get to know you. But we also hope you’re interested in getting to know us.

Try to keep calm. We want you to succeed, so take a breath before you answer. And don’t forget to turn your mobile phone off.

Good luck!

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