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The Co-op is one of the world’s largest member-owned co-operatives. It is the UK’s fifth largest food retailer, with 2800 stores. It is also the UK’s number one funeral services provider, a major general insurer and a legal services business. In addition, it owns a minority shareholding in The Co-op Bank and operates a joint venture in the travel industry with Thomas Cook.
The Co-op employs nearly 70,000 people across its business portfolio. Central to its values is a desire to generate benefits for members, customers, staff and the wider community. One of its fundamental principles relates to the education and training of staff, so it’s no surprise that the Co-op has an effective and supportive apprenticeship programme.