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Benefits

As an employee of The Co-operative Group, you will be part of a unique organisation that offers a wide selection of products and services from a family of diverse businesses.

The Co-operative employee membership and benefits scheme.

By joining the employee membership scheme you will get lots of rewards, including discounts and points when shopping within our businesses. You’ll also get a share of The Co-operative Groups profits every year, as well as the share in profits you receive from using your membership card. 

Employee Recognition Scheme

With our Employee Recognition Scheme you can be rewarded for your contributions to the business. Rewards are given for:

  • Providing great customer service
  • Helping your community
  • Supporting your colleagues
  • Going the extra mile
  • Making shopping with us a rewarding experience 
  • Showing trustworthiness to customers and colleagues  

Pension Scheme

As an employee of Sunwin Managed Security you will be entitled to the Group’s contributory pension scheme (Pace), based on your average career earnings.

PACE is contracted out of the State Second Pension Scheme (S2P) and offers a range of additional benefits, including life assurance and protection if you have to retire due to ill health.

PACE is based on career average revalued earnings, and members are required to contribute 6% of their pensionable earnings. Our employer covers the balance of the cost.

Providing you meet the requirements of the PACE Rules, you will be eligible to join the scheme after three months' continuous employment.   

Long Service Award Scheme

We also offer a long service award scheme to recognise your loyalty to the business. The scheme offers some of the best benefits in the industry, including: 

  • An award-winning pension scheme.
  • Free life assurance.
  • Discretionary bonus.
  • Discounted membership of BUPA and Virgin Active.
  • The chance to become a member of The Co-operative Group, which lets you have a say in how the business is run, and also gives you access to a special employee member dividend and a range of exclusive offers.
  • An employee discount card entitling you to up to 30% off a wide range of our own goods and services.
  • Membership of our Manchester complex sports and social club, giving you access to our newly refurbished gym with sun beds, as well as discounts on theatre and concert tickets, and on UK and overseas trips.
  • The Printworks Card, giving you discounted rates in bars and restaurants in central Manchester.
  • An Employee Assistance programme, providing unlimited free access to a confidential telephone advice and counselling service for all employees and their families.