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The Co-operative is a business that likes to give something back to the communities in which we work. We like to give to our colleagues too. Your commitment and contribution mean a lot to us, so we have designed a benefits package that will reward, support and motivate you fully. It includes the best from all of our businesses – and more!

Once you have been offered a job with us, we will send you a pack containing more detailed information.


We pay highly competitive rates, and salaries increase in line with your skills and experience.


We offer our colleagues access to our award winning pension scheme called Pace DC which includes life cover. You can choose how much you want to contribute to Pace and to help you save we will also make contributions. More details can be found on our pensions website


You will receive a generous holiday entitlement of at least 24 days, plus nine bank and public holidays. This holiday entitlement will increase with length of service to a maximum of 31 days, depending on your role.

Sports & Social Club

Membership of our Manchester complex gives you access to a gym, parties and quiz nights, as well as discounted trips to theatres and outings in the UK and overseas.

Preferential discounts in Manchester city centre

The Printworks Card gives all Co-operative employees special discounts in bars and restaurants in central Manchester.

Employee Recognition Scheme

We believe in rewarding our colleagues who go above and beyond what is expected of them, with a ‘thank you’ gift to show our appreciation.

Long Service Awards

Those dedicated and committed colleagues who stay with us (and there are many of them) will be awarded a gift up to the value of £600 at 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60-year milestones.

Personal Development

Find out more here.

Season Ticket Loan

To help you reduce your own carbon footprint, we offer interest-free loans, so you can purchase a season ticket from any travel company to enable you to travel to and from work.

Co-operative Group discounts

We are able to offer generous discounts from all the businesses in
The Co-operative Group. There is plenty to choose from, including 10% discount on conveyancing, food and pharmacy products (excluding prescriptions); 25% discount on home insurance; 15% discount on motor insurance; 9% discount on life and critical illness insurance; 5% discount on travel (excluding cruises, Dublin departures and price matching); 35% discount off the BUPA Care product standard rates; and 15% discount on Funeralcare professional fees.

Employee Assistance Programme

This offers unlimited and totally confidential help and advice from external specialists. As well as a telephone help-line and counselling to all colleagues and family members, it also provides face-to-face counselling where appropriate.

Childcare Vouchers

Colleagues can take advantage of tax and national insurance savings by the purchase of childcare vouchers through our payroll.

Employee Member Benefits

The great thing about being employed by a co-operative is that you can become a member for just £1. Not only does this give you a say in how we run our business, but you have access to additional benefits, including:

  • A share of our profits. In the past, this payment has been a maximum share of £500.
  • A range of offers and discounts covering everything from dental cover and laser eye surgery to theme parks, spas and gym membership, as well as big savings at major high street retailers such as Halfords.

Family-Friendly Policies

The Group recognises the importance of colleagues having good work-life balance and has a range of policies designed to help you achieve it.


Relocation is available for candidates who are willing to move for specific roles. Relocation will be discussed on an individual basis at the offer stage.

Rental Deposit Loan Scheme

For colleagues looking to rent their own home, raising the money for a deposit can often be a real stretch. This new scheme aims to help colleagues secure rented accommodation by offering an interest free loan (similar to a season ticket loan) to contribute to the cost of a rental deposit.