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Training & development

The best investment any employer can make is in its employees.

 Within our Head Office environment we offer a range of development and learning opportunities to help our people grow. We know that our employees are at the heart of this organisation, and we recognise our responsibility to provide them with the best possible training and development.

The Co-operative Food offers a wide range of training opportunities, from structured courses aimed at developing business and people management skills to virtual learning through our partnership with Ashridge Virtual Learning Resource Centre, where seminars are held by the Institute of Management Services. Some of the courses on offer for successful applicants for job vacancies at Head Office include: 

People management

  • Planning Team Development
  • Building and Developing your Team
  • Managing Meetings
  • Creating Customer Focus
  • Managing Change
  • Coaching Skills
  • Leading People
  • Mentor Familiarisation
  • Remote Management 

Business skills

  • One-to-One Training Skills
  • Right First Time Interviewing Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Working in a Project Environment
  • Leading Successful Projects
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Developing Commercial and Financial Awareness
  • Planning and Organising Skills
  • Impact and Influence
  • Developing Creativity and Innovation