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Our new website launches soon...

5th September 2012

We've listened to what you had to say and we're making some changes to our graduates careers portal,  making it easier for graduates to discover what makes us unique and submit thier applications. Watch this space as it launches soon!!


Our IT Graduate Leadership Programme is closing soon - apply now to avoid missing out!

11th July 2012

If you have a passion for technology and want to have a pioneering impact on our organisation why not consider our IT Graduate Leadership Programme? The closing date for this programme is Sunday 15th July 2012 so apply now to avoid missing out on this great opportunity!

Our HR, Retail Operations and Business Management Graduate Programmes 2012  are open for applications...Apply Now!!

19th March 2012

The Co-operative Graduate Team are pleased to announce that we have the opportunity to re-open our application process for our 2012 programmes in order to offer some additional places. If you are interested in applying for our HR, Retail Operations or Business Management programme then apply now before its too late. The closing date is 1st June 2012.

Read more about what our graduates say about working for The Co-operative Group

19th March 2012

Read more about the exciting challenges and achievements that our graduates face working on The Co-operative Group graduate programme. Click the "Inside Buzz" link below to find out more!

Graduates beat fund-raising target for Community Youth Fund

5th January 2012

Every year our new cohort of graduates take over the management of our graduate-run charity -"The Community Youth Fund". The Community Youth Fund feeds in to the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester. Each year our graduates run numerous fund-raising events and initiatives in order to contribute to the Community Foundation. This year, our 2010 cohort set themselves the target of raising £10,000 for charity, already an increase on what was raised last year. Not only have they achieved this target, they have surpassed it, raising £11,300 over the last 12 months! A massive achievement and a great contribution to our community.

To find out more about the Community Youth Fund why not visit their facebook page here.

HR Graduate Programme Closing Early!

22nd November 2011

The Co-operative HR Graduate Programme is due to close very soon, on 30th November 2011.

This is slightly earlier than originally anticipated due to the high volume of applications that we have received for this programme.

All other graduate programmes (Finance, Business Management & Retail Operations) will close on 30th December 2011 as originally planned.


The Co-operative voted one of the Top 50 employers for graduates to work for!!

27th September 2011

The Co-operative Group has been voted no. 29 in the Top 50 employers for graduates to work for which has been put together by

This is the first ranking system which measures graduate employers based on feedback from their current and past graduates.

If you log on to you can read all about what our graduates said about our programmes!

If you are interested in joining one of our 4 graduate programmes why not apply now!

To keep up with our latest news follow our twitter page @cooperativegrd or 'like' our facebook page 'The Co-operative Graduates'.