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Young Co-operators Network  YCN-logo-icon-55x55-23.svg

Join us to get inspired and make a difference.

We want everyone to have a say in building a better future. And if you’re between 16 and 30, our Young Co-operators Network gives you the chance to influence how we do things at Your Co-op. As well as offering you exclusive events, activities and competitions.


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Discounts, prizes and support

Being a YCN member has plenty of benefits, like student discounts with a valid NUS card. Plus, there’s monthly prize draws and competitions on our social channels. Just stay connected for the chance to be a winner.

Check out our employability resources:

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Our network offers practical help for starting your working life. We’ve tips on writing a stand-out CV and covering letter, as well as pointers on giving a great interview. And you’ll also have to chance to gain experience and start your career with Your Co-op.

CV Writing Top Tips

Examples of a CV

Top Tips to Write a Covering Letter

Interview Techniques

Join our Facebook group here.

Have your say and join the conversation on Twitter by following us - @midcountiescoop

You can also apply for a work experience placement by clicking here.

If you'd like to find out more about the YCN, please email

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Have your say

Every Young Co-operator has a say at Midcounties, and that starts with telling us what you think of our organisation and community through our surveys. Join 'Your Co-op Voice' to make sure your voice is heard...

Making a difference at every level

The YCN is run for young people, by young people. Our Colleague Ambassadors have a vital role in shaping the Network at the highest level. We also select Ambassadors to join our Member Engagement Committee and share their ideas for the future of Your Co-op.

We hold a Young Members Forum as part of our AGM, enabling members to get together and hear from some inspiring speakers. In 2019, we welcomed Cal Major, our environmental ambassador and plastic pollution expert; as well as Joe Doherty from the Outward Bound Trust, talking about his epic trip to the South Pole.

Not a Member?

Sign up to become a member of Your Co-op today by clicking the button below! You can find out more about the benefits of becoming a member by clicking here.


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