Graduate Programme Manager

The Co-operative Group - Manchester

Posted 823 days ago
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    Mid-Senior level
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    Human Resources
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Job description

Join the Co-operative Group as our Group Graduate Programme Manager  


  • Design, drive and implement the strategic direction of all programmes, ensuring management in line with Group emerging talent strategy and youth agenda
  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching to graduates on all programmes
  • Design and implement a Group-wide engagement strategy through proactively engaging with senior managers and Exec to ensure on-going buy-in and support of all graduate and undergraduate programmes
  • Drive continuous improvement of both Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes to ensure competitiveness within the graduate market


The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned not by private shareholders but by almost six million members and employs over 110,000 people.  When you join us, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work across our complex and diverse business, covering multiple sectors from retail to financial services, and will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of multiple projects that will deliver our inclusion and engagement strategy.  You’ll be part of a centre of excellence and will be responsible initiating and driving the strategic direction of graduate entry-level talent programmes, ensuring a talent pipeline of future ‘leaders’ is delivered in line with Group wide strategy and guidelines.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be successful you’ll need…


  • To be of graduate calibre, ideally with CIPD qualification
  • Strong influencing and relationship building skills at all levels up to executive
  • Experience of designing assessment centres
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of designing and implementing a marketing campaign
  • Experience of designing and delivering development programmes


If you’re passionate about developing our future leaders and you’re looking for the next challenge in your career, you’ll be rewarded with excellent benefits, development and a real sense of community. 


Closing Date: 29th June 2012

About this company

The Co-operative Group

The Co-operative Group is a business, but more than this, it acts together to meet the common needs and aspirations of its members, sharing ownership and making decisions democratically. Our values influence the products and services of each of our businesses, showing that quality and value do not have to come at the expense of honesty and social responsibility. We are a business that genuinely does things differently and have been providing high quality products and services for over 150 years. Our top priority is to provide the best possible services and to invest in the communities where our customers live. This gives co-operatives a unique character and influences what we stand for. With over 5,000 outlets across the UK, as well as a significant online presence, we are involved in everything from food to financial services, travel to healthcare, legal services to motors. Find out more at For information on current vacancies please visit

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