Manchester, June 10, 2014

Angel Square hosts Manchester students

The Co-operative Group and The Co-operative Bank will host students from The Co-operative Academy of Manchester between 16 and 27 June as part of an award-winning partnership between the Academy and its sponsor. During two week placements at their central Manchester offices, thrity Y10 students will take up roles in a wide range of business areas, including Banking, Food, Human Resources, IT  and Estates.

'Hosting academy students in our support centres is a great way of reinforcing the links between the Academy and its sponsor,' said Laura Boonham, who co-ordinates the programme for The Co-operative. 'Many of our mentors ask to host a student in their team year after year, because they find it really rewarding to help young people find out about the word of work at first hand'.

As part of their placement, students will participate in training and development activites, shadow their mentor at meetings, and undertake a mini-project relevant to their host business.