Here you can learn more about Co-op Career Conversations and access supporting materials.

Successful career conversations are underpinned by two of our Co-op behaviours:

Personal Growth & Developing Others

Everyone at Co-op has a career and they are all different. You might think of careers as a ladder but careers in real life are squiggly....it is about finding the right role for you at the right time. We want all colleagues to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential at Co-op.

Career Groupings

A career conversation does just what it 'says on the tin'. It's a conversation about someone's career aspirations, not a promise to sort their career and promote them. This is different to performance conversations - they are mostly about looking back and a career conversation is mostly focused on the future.

Career paths are no longer seen as a ladder but as a squiggly path, so we’ve introduced ‘career groupings’ which focus on the next 12 months for you to discuss with your line manager in your career conversation, find out more about career groupings in the Career Conversations Intro PDF (below).

Guides and support for Career Conversations

Colleagues: below is an editable guide to help you prepare for your conversation. When you have had your conversation and agreed your grouping with your line manager, save your grouping in your My Talent app on My HR.

Below is a guide on how to do this. This step can also be completed by your line manager.

Managers: below is a guide to help you coach your colleague through their conversation. You can also save your team members agreed grouping on My HR using this guide (below).