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Co-op to recruit young people for advisory board


Mutual retail & services business The Co-operative Group is recruiting young people to its new national advisory board in a bid to drive innovation, it has been announced.

Recruiting across the UK, the group is looking for 15 “talented and committed young people” aged 16 to 25 to form a Young Members’ Board which will launch at the group’s AGM next month.

Successful candidates will be tasked with taking on specific business challenges outlined by the Co-operative Group Board while participating in projects alongside other employees and managers before presenting their findings to the main board.

Meeting eight times a year in Manchester, the Young Members’ Board is being established to drive forward the group’s commitment to offering young people new opportunities and is also a crucial part of its ongoing Ethical Plan, the group said.

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Len Wardle, Chair of the Co-operative Group, explained: “The Co-operative was founded in part by five inspiring and determined young people and the impact of their innovation led to the creation of a global movement of shared and equal ownership that has fairness and honesty at its heart.

“We want to ensure that young people continue to drive the Co-operative forward in the future and so we are on the look out for the next generation of pioneers to join The Co-operative Young Members’ Board, which will help to shape the future direction of all of our businesses from product innovation through to business development.”

Published on Thursday 04 April by Editorial Assistant

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