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2023 Coles Graduate Program – Business

From day one as a Coles graduate, you’ll feel the connection your work has to our purpose, to ‘sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead healthier, happier lives’, and be accountable for decisions that can make a meaningful difference to communities and our supply chains across Australia.

Our Store Support Centre (SSC), based in Hawthorn East in Melbourne, is the engine room of Coles Group and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. 

Why become a Coles Graduate 

At Coles we understand that when you’re included, trusted and supported by leaders that genuinely care, you can do your best work for the team feeling like you belong.

During the two-year program* you’ll be working on real deliverables with clear ownership and accountability as you learn and grow through functional rotations, a tailored development program and a tight-knit support network. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in cross-functional groups to complete an Innovation Project, where the top teams present to our Executive team on a real business challenge.

We will support your passion and graduate journey with experiences and opportunities, with each rotation expanding your knowledge as you continue to discover Coles and yourself. 

Discover our Business Function Options: 

Our Finance team partner with every area of the business and ensure commercial thinking feeds into everything Coles does. We look at how Coles is performing and provide useable insights to support strategic business decisions.

*The length of Finance program is three years as Graduates will be supported in completing a CA/CPA qualification throughout the program.

Our Central Operations team is the vital link between, stores, distribution centers and logistics teams across the country, helping them inspire customers, sell smarter and win together every single day. 
As a Central Ops Graduate, you will have the opportunity to be challenged as a leader, take ownership, and work on large projects that span across Coles end-to-end. 

Our Coles Liquor team vision is to be a simpler, more accessible, locally relevant, drinks specialist. As a Coles Liquor Graduate you can choose your own adventure with exposure across including operations, merchandise, supply chain, marketing, finance & strategy. With over 900 liquor stores, great customer brands and millions of customers, there’s sure to be an opportunity for you. 

Our Coles Express team is one of Australia's largest petrol and convenience businesses, but uniquely feels like a family in its nature. As a Coles Express graduate, you will be exposed to all teams within Express including Marketing, Merchandise, Strategy, Supply Chain, Operations as well as also partnering with many other external businesses throughout your journey. 

Our Procurement team provides functions across Coles with the tools, systems and direction they need to transform how they work and improve our customer and partner experiences.

As a Procurement Graduate, you will make a meaningful impact on the Australian business landscape through participating in and leading the end-to-end process of selecting preferred vendors, negotiating commercial and contractual terms. 

If you want to achieve big things and fast track your career, APPLY NOW!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You’ll be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency at the time of application
  • For our Store Support Centre Graduate Program, you’ll have completed a bachelor's degree before commencing the program.

 Applications Extended! - New application close date on Sunday 10th April @ 11.59 pm AEST 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Accounting, Administration, Agriculture, Arts and Humanities,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:

    Melbourne, Melbourne


    Feb 2023 (approx)

  • Closing Date:10th Apr 2022, 12:59 pm


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