How to

Putting u in Southern Co-op

Before you submit your application

You want to join us and we want you to apply but before you do, take a look around our careers site to get a feel of what it's like to work at Southern Co-op and understand the opportunities that are available.

There are a few simple steps you'll need to follow to apply for a position at Southern Co-op.

How to apply

You can search for jobs by business area, location or you can search for all available jobs close to you using our map feature. Have a read through the job description and if you are interested, click apply.

Make your application:

Depending on the job you're applying for, we'll ask you to answer a couple of questions about your availability, skills and experience. All of our vacancies use an online application which makes it a lot easier and quicker for you to apply.

Telephone interview:

If you're successful, we'll contact you to arrange a telephone interview. You'll be asked questions around your skills and experience. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the role or Southern Coop.


When attending an interview you'll need to come to one of our branches, stores or head office where you'll meet with our hiring manager. Your interview will cover technical questions that are relevant to the role you've applied for as well as some behavioural questions because we believe that how you do things is just as important as what you do. On the day of your interview we'll require you to bring along original documents which provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. These documents will be checked by the interviewer in your presence and a photocopy will be taken which they will sign and date. Unfortunately, if you forget to bring the original documentation required, the interview won't take place until you are able to.


We'll give you feedback at every stage to let you know how things are going. If you're successful, we'll give a call to share the good news and discuss all the details of your new role. Good luck!