Central England Co-op is looking for up to 20 new colleagues for new community food store coming soon to Wolverhampton Railway Station

Posted by james brindle | Published: 14/06/2022

A new Central England Co-op Food Store is set to open its doors at Wolverhampton’s revamped railway station and the retailer is on the lookout for new colleagues to join the team ahead of the launch.

The exciting new store is set to open this summer with work progressing rapidly on bringing it to life for the local community.

Now, the retailer is encouraging people to get in touch about joining the new store team with up to 20 new jobs on offer.

The Wolverhampton Railway Station Central England Co-op will offer shoppers an extensive range of products and will be a modern and sustainable food store with eco-friendly refrigeration and lighting.

Features are set to include self-service checkouts, a great selection of food to go options, an instore bakery and Co-op Irresistible and Fairtrade product ranges.

Adrian Dunn, Area Manager, said he was excited that Central England Co-op will soon be part of the community in Wolverhampton and encouraged people of all ages and backgrounds to apply to join the team and help live and breathe Central England Co-op’s purpose of creating a sustainable Society for all.

He said: “We’re excited about our new store in the revamped Wolverhampton Railway Station and cannot wait to be part of the local community and provide vital food and essentials on their doorstep, as well as ensuring commuters can stop in and grab all they need for their journeys, or maybe the ingredients for their evening meals on their way home.

“Our food store will be a vibrant and modern store with some fantastic features and is also seeing us invest in the local economy and create jobs for local people.

“We’re now on the lookout for people to take up roles and conversations are welcomed from applicants wishing to discuss flexibility of hours.

“I would urge anyone interested to head to our careers website to find out more about becoming part of Central England Co-operative.”

Anyone interested in applying to join the team can find out more information at the retailer’s new careers website at https://careers.coop


Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 8,000 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 20 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.

It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.

Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.

Press office contact: James Brindle, Public Relations Lead

Contact details: email james.brindle@centralengland.coop and telephone 07392 080028.