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Our Graduate Programs

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Feed your ambition with an iconic brand that makes a positive difference on the lives of Australian families every day. Our two year Graduate programs are the first ingredient to a flexible and dynamic career at Coles.

Our Operations Graduate Program, based in our stores and sites across the nation, will accelerate your career to become one of our next senior operational leaders. Take your pick from one of our three streams; In Supermarkets you will be supported to run a multi-million dollar business, in Coles Express you’ll be a multi-site leader that brings convenience to Australians and in our Distribution Centres you’ll be the heart of our supply chain ensuring that thousands of customers get the products they want.

Join our Store Support Centre (SSC) Program and fast track your career in our Melbourne corporate office by gaining a mix of technical, operational and leadership skills working alongside key leaders across the business. You can choose one of the many business areas we offer, such as Digital, Strategy, Marketing, Merchandise (Buying & Trading), and Finance to name a few. You can even try a different area at the end of year one – the choice is yours!

If you know you want to join our People & Culture (also known as HR) function, you choose from either a Store Support Centre (SSC) or Operations state-based role. Our Operations roles focus on generalist Business Partnering which involves working closely with leadership teams and store/site team members to drive our People & Culture agenda, and are available in VIC, NSW, and QLD & WA. The SSC roles are only available in VIC and provide the opportunity to work in both generalist Business Partnering rotations and on strategic initiatives during specialist rotations across our Centres of Excellence such as Advisory Services, Learning & Development, Recruitment or Organisational Development.

Not sure which program or function is for you? Visit our website for more information.

What makes our programs unique?

Professional learning and development - Induction, delivery of intensive professional learning and development sessions, and mentoring relationships with senior leaders, mean you will be constantly learning.

Creative and dynamic work environment - You will have the opportunity to lead teams in an environment where no two days are the same and can challenge the way we do things to make a real difference to the business and our customers.

Learn from great leaders - You will have an extensive support network to assist you in creating a challenging and successful career and be given constant feedback to hone your skills.


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