Co-op Live Announces Recruitment Drive Creating Thousands of Jobs in Manchester

Co-op Live, the upcoming entertainment venue in Manchester, has announced a recruitment drive offering 2,000 new casual jobs in addition to the 3,350 jobs generated by the venue’s construction.

Expanding Job Opportunities in Manchester and the North-West

The recruitment drive is in anticipation of the venue’s opening in April 2024 and encompasses a wide range of positions in the hospitality sector. These include front of house bar and food staff, security personnel, fire wardens, as well as administrative and managerial roles.

Commitment to Employees and Communities

Co-op Live not only aims to create job opportunities but also seeks to improve the lives of its workforce. The newly created casual jobs come with several benefits, including flexible hours and robust upskilling and training programs. Employees will be paid the Real Living Wage, reflecting the venue’s dedication to the region and its effort to provide well-compensated employment that positively impacts local communities. Co-op Live’s commitment to the community extends beyond job creation, as they also allocate funds to charities and initiatives that promote younger generations’ interest in the music and hospitality industries.

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Gary Roden’s Statement

Gary Roden, Executive Director & General Manager of Co-op Live, expressed his pride in the venue’s support for job growth and enhanced career opportunities throughout Manchester. Read more.

A Spectacular Venue to add to Manchester’s hospitality sector

Co-op Live is set to become Europe’s most sustainable live entertainment arena and the largest in the UK. Its highly anticipated launch in April 2024 promises an extraordinary opening season, featuring an unprecedented 25 shows within the first month of operation. Renowned acts such as the Jonas Brothers, Eric Clapton, and Niall Horan have already been confirmed, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere and an exhilarating start for the venue. Read more.

Manchester’s Cultural Significance

With this announcement, Manchester solidifies its status as a flourishing northern powerhouse and a thriving cultural hub in the heart of the North of England. Co-op Live’s commitment to sustainability not only transforms the city’s entertainment scene but also strengthens its economic foundations.

JIM – Jobs in Manchester’s opinion

We think this project is great for Manchester as the opportunities it is generating range from highly skilled work to entry level positions with the workforce in mind with the real living wage. We understand some of the pain points with the worry of this venue contesting with the hospitality sector in the centre of Manchester but with Manchester’s robust and ever improving transport links getting between the two is easier than it ever has been.
The prolonged benefit and tourism generated will most likely benefit Manchester’s hospitality industry as a whole.

Join the Co-op Live Team

If you are interested in exploring the casual job opportunities at Co-op Live, you can find them here.

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